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Document Controller

The British Museum
Bloomsbury, London (Greater)
£36,904 per annum
Closing date
17 Apr 2023

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Planning & Development

Document Controller
Capital Planning and Programme Management
£36,904 per annum 
Application deadline: 12pm (midday) on 7th March 2023


The British Museum is developing its Building Information Management strategy and is looking for motivated people with education or experience of information management to apply. This role will play a key part in an important project to create and implement new building information management systems within the Museum and the management of information exchanges on Capital Projects.

In this role you will support the implementation, requirements, and governance of Common Data Environments, and Information management systems. The role includes working directly with Project Managers, supporting information exchanges on projects and control of information as per the project Information Requirements.


  • Collaborate with Building Information Manager to establish and implement information requirements and implementation processes
  • Support the implementation and transition to a CDE environment for Capital projects
  • Work with relevant appointed parties to ensure project specific CDE solutions such are implemented in compliance with the Museum’s information requirements
  • Circulate accurate information requirements to project delivery teams according to project expectations and ensure agreed standards are met
  • Monitor information delivery milestones pertaining to project stages
  • In consultation with colleagues, including the with PMO Manager, Programme Manager and Design Managers: 
    • Assist with the development of project information templates 
    • Establish and disseminate the project’s information standard, including templates, project codes, security and classification systems, level of information needs, shared resources, and reference information for relevant project stages. 
    • Manage and disseminate to Project Delivery Team existing asset information in line with information security requirements. 
  • Undertaking quality assurance for information deliverables

Who you are:

You will be a proactive and resourceful individual who will work on your own initiative towards running multiple systems cohesively. You will be working in a professional environment with highly experienced colleagues and managers, so it is important that you are able to communicate and interact with a variety of individuals. You need to be able to identify problems and offer adequate solutions. You should have experience working within teams, using cloud storage and Common Data Environments. Prior experience working with Information Management or BIM and experience conducting research is necessary.

Desirable: post-graduate degree/equivalent in Information Management or Innovation. Experience with strategic/organisational business planning. Knowledge + experience of BIM and related software, the ISO 19650 suite of documents and open data standards. Prior work experience in the heritage/conservation sector and an understanding of construction project management.

If you would like to apply, we would love to hear from you. Please follow the link below to apply.

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:

  • 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 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.

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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 are also currently piloting a flexible way of working that allows our employees to work remotely in a way that suits them and the organisation. We welcome questions and conversations at interview stage and how flexible working could work for you.

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

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