£40,633 per annum

Contract type:

Contract Contract


Full time



Project Officer

About the role:

The Museum is seeking an experienced and dynamic Project Officer to support the delivery of the Review’s security recommendations and strategic action plans. Objectives include the development of services, operations, and procedure documents and delivery of security compliance requirements.

You will work effectively with a range of stakeholders and skilfully execute multiple projects while adhering to tight deadlines.

Key areas of responsibility:

Deliver the objectives of the Security Strategy and Annual Security Plan.
Prepare appropriate reports for key stakeholders including the Trustees Board, and Audit Risk and Compliance Committee.
Conduct reviews of security, functions and controls that are components of the Security Strategy and compliance controls.
Support delivery of the Security Recommendations arising from the 2023 review of Collection Security and Security Services.
Support delivery of other corrective action recommendations identified by on-going Internal Audits of security themes and services.
Research, prepare and promote guidance, procedures and work instructions for matters supporting security resilience and protection of the Museum and Collection.

About you:

Diploma or NVQ in security technology or services management.
Proven relevant security experience at middle management level.
Experience in security technology project management, installation and service administration.
Professional experience in cultural venues or places of large assembly.
Strong people management skills.
Able to build effective relationships across the organisation.

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.

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 (find out here what benefits a civil service pension provides).
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

Additional details:

For more information about this role, please see the job description.

The interviews are expected to take place from 22 April 2024 onwards.

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 protected].

The British Museum is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals can make best use of their skills, free from unlawful discrimination or harassment. We value the benefits that a diverse workforce brings to a Museum which represents world culture. The Museum is committed to ensuring that no job applicant suffers unlawful discrimination because of any protected characteristics. Our recruitment procedures aim to ensure that individuals are treated because of their relevant knowledge, skills and experience.

We offer a flexible way of working scheme that allows our employees to work remotely in a way that suits them and the organisation. We welcome questions and conversations at interview stage about how flexible working could work for you. We would typically see this role as working on site at least 3 days a week.

The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) for pre-employment screening of Civil Servants.

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