Building Information Officer

The British Museum
Bloomsbury, London (Greater)
Closing date
12 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function

Building Information Officer – Design, Space and Information Management (DSIM) Section, Estates and Capital Projects
Application deadline: 14 November 2023 at 12:00 (midday)

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In this exciting role at the British Museum, the postholder will support the implementation of the Museum’s Building Information Management strategy, including the establishment of Common Data Environments to facilitate the delivery of the Museum’s core capital and masterplan projects, alongside facilities management solutions. The role’s goal is to support and improvements in the management and exchange of building, asset and project information. It will play a key role in the successful implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM), supporting with the control of information on projects, coordinate the project-specific information management (IM) responsibilities across the project team, and, where applicable, contribute with discharging information management responsibilities.

A recent strategic review has identified the need for the Museum’s Estates teams to enhance and modify our service offer in response to the evolving needs and anticipated growth in capital activity, resulting in the creation of a range of new roles to complement the existing service. This will enable Estate and Capital Projects (ECP) to improve both the speed and quality of service while delivering a safe and carefully assessed capital programme. This change will optimise the way that we work with colleagues across the Museum as well as address the need for additional capacity and skill required to respond to increased volume with improved management controls.

The benefits realised from the integration of the new structure into the existing operating environment will allow ECP to respond professionally to the emerging demands and exciting prospects of the two principal workstreams – Critical & Essential Projects and our masterplan – as well as day-to-day operations.

About you:

Working in a skilled role with a variety of stakeholders, you will be educated to degree level in construction or information management discipline (or equivalent experience) and have excellent communication abilities. You will have had prior experiences working with Information Management and BIM and implementing new ways of working. A self-starter, you will work upon your own initiative, providing support for various projects and initiatives and briefing relevant stakeholders as necessary.

For specific details on job purpose, key areas of responsibility and person specification, please refer to the job descriptions.

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 (defined benefit 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 (25 annual leave + 2.5 privilege days)
  • Interest-free travel, bicycle and rental deposit loans
  • Professional and personal development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounts on food and gift shop purchases
  • Working in the heart of Bloomsbury, London in the new World Conservation and Exhibition Centre (WCEC)


Additional details:

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

The interviews are expected to take place in early November

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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 fairly 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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