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Security First Line Manager

British Museum


Posted 2 weeks ago


Join the prestigious British Museum as a Security First Line Manager and play a pivotal role in safeguarding a world-renowned institution.


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Bloomsbury and Orsman Road

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Expires at anytime

The British Museum, a leader in cultural experience and the UK's top visitor attraction, invites dynamic individuals to enhance their team as a Security First Line Manager within the Visitor and Security Services Department. This iconic institution not only preserves global heritage but also provides an engaging environment that encourages continuous learning and diversity.

  • Oversee the security of the Museum, visitors, staff, and precious collections.
  • Manage and lead a team of Security Officers, maintaining high standards of security service.
  • Handle operational duties and foster the professional growth of your team.
  • Proven experience in management with a focus on safety, security, and emergency protocols.
  • Strong communication skills and the capacity to enhance operational efficiency.
  • Adept at motivating and leading a diverse team.

Enjoy a competitive benefits package, including a civil service pension, ample annual leave, free museum access, season ticket loans, development opportunities, and more. The British Museum is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a discrimination-free workplace. Applicants of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, adhering to the BPSS standards for Civil Servants.

The British Museum is the UK’s leading visitor attraction and welcomes over five million visitors a year. We are looking for a Security First Line Manager to join our Visitor and Security Services Department (VSS).

The role: As a Security First Line Manager, you will play a key role in ensuring the safety and security of the UK’s number one visitor attraction, protecting the Museum, its visitors, staff, and collection. You will manage a team of Security Officers across the Museum site, ensuring that your team always delivers a professional security service, all while managing operational responsibilities and developing and managing your team.

Job requirements: The ideal candidate will have experience in line and operational management, managing safety, security and emergency responsibilities and situations. Effective communication skills and the ability to identify opportunities for improving operational delivery are also required. The ability to motivate a diverse team is essential.

Benefits: We offer a competitive benefits package including membership of the civil service pension scheme, generous annual leave allowance, free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions, interest-free season ticket loan, professional and personal development opportunities, Employee Assistance Programme, and discounts on food and gift shop purchases.

Additional details: The interviews will take place between 24-25 July 2024. The successful candidates for this role would start no later than 23 September 2024. The British Museum is committed to equal opportunities and to providing employees with a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds. The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) for pre-employment screening of Civil Servants.


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