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Control of Works and Access Coordinator

British Museum


Posted 2 weeks ago


Join the prestigious British Museum as a Control of Works and Access Coordinator during an exciting period of transformation.


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Bloomsbury, UK with occasional travel to Reading, Wiltshire and London

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Expires at anytime

The British Museum, an iconic institution with a collection that spans over two million years of human history, is seeking a Control of Works and Access Coordinator. This role is central to the Museum's ongoing Masterplan, a period of significant development and growth. With world-renowned artifacts like the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies, the Museum is a leading cultural institution and offers a stimulating working environment.

  • Coordinate and oversee onsite contractor activities ensuring safety and compliance with CDM procedures.
  • Perform assurance checks and maintain high standards of health and safety.
  • Work flexibly, including weekends and evenings as required by project demands.
  • Experience in contractor coordination or construction management.
  • Knowledge of health and safety procedures and the ability to perform audits and spot checks.
  • Strong organizational skills and proficiency in MS Office suite.

The British Museum provides a comprehensive benefits package including a generous annual leave allowance, civil service pension, free museum entry, and professional development opportunities. Interested candidates should refer to the job description and send any inquiries or additional needs to [email removed - click apply for more details].

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, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.

The role - Control of Works and Access Coordinator This is an exciting new role at the British Museum, where the postholder will work in a team of two, ensuring that working activities are safely, planned, controlled and coordinated. Undertaking assurance checks onsite to ensure that works onsite are compliant with CDM procedures, there is some requirement to work weekends and evenings, based on project demands in this role. As the British Museum carries out the Masterplan, this role is key to ensuring its success.

Job requirements Monitoring contractors working onsite, basic knowledge and understanding of health and safety and construction management procedures is key. Prior experience working in contractor coordination or construction would equip the postholder to successfully carry out the demands of the role, in addition to previous health and safety checks. Understanding how to audit or carry out spot checks is necessary. This role will require excellent attention to detail, communication with a variety of stakeholders, and organizational skills. The postholder must be proficient in using MS Office programmes, such as MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel.

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. 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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