4 December 2017

London, UK

£61,454 - £74,902 per annum


Job Description:

The British Museum, one of the UK’s leading visitor attractions, is seeking a Head of Information Services to lead and inspire a pivotal department. The department is responsible for information systems and technology throughout the Museum.

The Head of Information Services (IS) defines the Museum’s IS strategy and leads the IS team. You will oversee the development and maintenance of systems which support the full range of museum activities both online and on site.

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, with excellent knowledge of operational and creative information systems on a variety of platforms. You will have extensive experience of programme and project management and maintaining a high-grade internal IS network. Excellent managerial, organisational and leadership skills are essential.

We are interested in hearing from candidates who are able to lead and motivate a diverse team, ensuring that tasks and projects are delivered to a high standard and to agreed deadlines. With commercial awareness, you will have a strong track record of solving problems and will be able to maintain good working relationships with colleagues inside and outside the Museum.

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 UK’s leading visitor attractions with over six million visitors in 2016 and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.

The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) requirements for all staff at the British Museum.

The Museum is an equal opportunity employer, supports a diverse workplace and offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Membership of the civil service 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
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Child care voucher scheme
  • Professional & personal development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounts on food and gift shop purchases


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