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Access Control First Line Manager

British Museum


Posted 1 week ago

Lead a Top-Tier Security Team at the UK’s Premier Cultural Institution


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Bloomsbury, UK

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The British Museum, a world-renowned cultural landmark, is looking for Access Control First Line Managers to spearhead its security team. This is an unparalleled chance to contribute to the protection of invaluable collections and the experience of over five million yearly visitors.

  • Organisation summary - The British Museum is an iconic venue, home to a vast array of historical artifacts and exhibitions, drawing millions of international visitors each year, making it a stimulating place to work.
  • Role Summary
    • Lead and develop the Access Control team.
    • Manage administrative aspects of the Visitor Services and Security department.
    • Ensure smooth operation of administration and security processes.
    • Coordinate resources and handle departmental budgets.
  • Role Requirements
    • Strong background in Administration.
    • Experience in line and operational management.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft IT systems and databases.
    • Familiarity with security and contractor processes.
    • Excellent communication skills and team leadership ability.
  • Application Process Details
    • Competitive civil service pension scheme.
    • Generous annual leave.
    • Free entry to museums and exhibitions.
    • Interest-free season ticket loan.
    • Professional development opportunities.
    • Employee discounts and Assistance Programme.

Join us in shaping the future of the Visitor Services and Security department at a time of exciting development. The British Museum values diversity and offers a respectful work environment. Don't miss this opportunity to secure a leadership role with impact and influence.

The British Museum is the UK’s leading visitor attraction and welcomes over five million visitors a year. We are looking to recruit Access Control First Line Managers to lead and develop our security teams working across the Museum Estate. The primary purpose of the service is to provide protective security for visitors, staff and one of the most important collections in the world. We are looking for people who can lead our teams and deliver exemplary security and customer service.

As an Access Control First Line Manager, you will play a key role in ensuring the efficient delivery of all administrative aspects of the Visitor Services and Security department. Leading a team of Access Control Assistants and department Administrators, you will ensure that administration functions run smoothly and that the security access processes of the UK’s number one visitor attraction are implemented effectively, all while developing and managing your team.

A normal day might involve managing your team in ensuring that all departmental administration activity is completed efficiently, including budget management, record retention, access and security clearance checks. This will involve effective planning and coordinating of resources, managing contractor vetting requirements and assisting in the handling of the departmental budget.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Administration and the following skills and experiences: Line and operational management. Organisation and detail oriented. Confident user of Microsoft based IT systems and databases. Knowledge of security and contractor processes. Strong communication skills. Motivating a diverse team.

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 Discounts on food and gift shop purchases.

Start date: It is anticipated that the successful candidates for this role would start no later than 23 September 2024. This is an exciting time to join a dynamic and developing Department where you will play your part in delivering a world class service. Apply today for a chance to help shape the future of the VSS department at the UK’s number one tourist attraction. 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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