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HR Coordinator

British Museum


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Join the British Museum as an HR Coordinator and contribute to the legacy of one of the world’s most prestigious cultural institutions


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The British Museum is an iconic institution housing an expansive collection that chronicles the breadth of human culture. With its vast array of artifacts, including the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies, the museum is not only a leader in preserving history but also in attracting visitors from around the globe. By joining the British Museum, you'll be part of a team dedicated to safeguarding and sharing two million years of human history and creativity.

  • Work within an experienced HR team to support the Operations Division.
  • Manage recruitment and onboarding processes effectively.
  • Ensure the HR service is reliable and meets the needs of the museum.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Independence and experience in administration are crucial.
  • Desire to develop a career in HR within a unique cultural institution.

Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • 25 days of annual leave, increasing over time, plus extra privilege days and bank holidays.
  • Participation in a civil service pension scheme.
  • Free entry to various museums and cultural events.
  • Access to professional development and employee assistance programs.
  • Discounts on dining and shopping at the museum.

The organisation - The British Museum Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. The Museum is one of the leading visitor attractions and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies, the Sutton-Hoo Helmet, and the Lewis Chess Men. The Museum also holds an extensive collection of prints and drawings spanning 600 years, including works by the greatest graphic artists Dürer, Michelangelo and Rembrandt.

The role - HR Coordinator This is an exciting opportunity to work in an experienced HR team supporting the Museum’s Operations Division. Our Operations Division comprises key functional areas including Advancement, Finance, Governance and Security departments. As an integral member of a busy HR department, you will help to ensure the delivery of an effective and reliable HR service. You will perform a range of tasks, while focusing on actively managing our recruitment and onboarding processes, including placing advertisements, scheduling interviews and carrying out pre-employment checks.

Job requirements Applicants will need to demonstrate effective communication skills and the ability to work independently, within a team and with employees from across the organisation. The role will suit individuals with relevant administration experience looking to start their career in HR or those seeking to build their HR experience in a unique and complex organisation.

Benefits The Museum offers a competitive benefits package including: Generous annual leave allowance of 25 days (rising to 30 days after 10 years’ service) plus 2.5 privilege days and plus bank holidays Membership of the civil service defined benefit pension scheme. Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections Interest-free travel, bicycle and rental deposit loans Professional and personal development opportunities Employee Assistance Programme Discounts on food and gift shop purchases.

Applications details For more information about this role, please see the job description. Interviews are expected to take place w/c 1 July. If you have any additional needs that we should be aware of in order to support you with your application, please provide details to [email removed - click apply for more details].


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