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Head of Information Governance

British Museum


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join the prestigious British Museum as an Information Governance Lead, shaping the stewardship of historical data in an iconic institution.


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In-person- Bloomsbury United Kingdom

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Organisation summary: The British Museum, founded in 1753, houses a collection that is a testament to human history and culture. Its vast exhibits, including the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies, make it a world leader among cultural institutions. Working here offers the unique opportunity to be a part of a team dedicated to preserving and sharing two million years of human achievement.

  • Lead on compliance and information governance strategies.
  • Provide expert advice across the Museum on information governance matters.
  • Develop and enforce technical and service standards in information governance.
  • Degree or equivalent qualification required.
  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory frameworks related to information governance.
  • Proven experience in designing and implementing information governance frameworks.
  • Project management and organisation-wide review experience.
  • Strong skills in compliance assurance and risk assessment.
  • Ability to manage complex problems and provide clear, practical advice.
  • Strong supervisory and process implementation skills.
  • Effective communication skills, adapting to various stakeholders.
  • Competitive benefits package with generous annual leave and pension scheme.
  • Free entry to museums and cultural activities plus professional development opportunities.
  • Interest-free loans for travel and housing and discounts on food and gift shop purchases.

For application details, review the job description and send any inquiries or special needs to [email removed - click apply for more details].

Role Summary This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Information Governance professional to lead on the Museum’s compliance and governance of information in both strategic and practical terms. They will be an expert in the area, able to draw on their professional experience to give authoritative advice to colleagues around the Museum. They will establish technical and service standards for the Museum’s Information Governance and will ensure that these are met.

Job requirements Degree or equivalent. Detailed knowledge of the relevant regulatory frameworks and their application. Experience in the design, application and delivery of information governance frameworks. Experienced in organisation-wide review and project management. Strong compliance assurance skills. Able to: carry a varied and unpredictable workload and to work to tight deadlines; assess risks efficiently and to clearly and concisely provide advice; understand the operational ramifications of advice and find practical solutions; apply knowledge/skills through handling complex problems. Professional manner, objectivity, and commercial negotiation skills. Experience of managing others, supervising and implementing processes. Ability to: listen and adapt; support others in complex decision making; communicate complex matters in a clear, straightforward way.

About 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.

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.

Application 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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