Closing Date: 07-Oct-2022
Community Programme Manager
Learning and National Partnerships
Fixed-term (until 30 September 2025)
£30,557 per annum
Application deadline: 12pm (midday) on 7 October 2022
The British Museum is seeking a Community Programme Manager to join the Learning and National Partnerships department. The main purpose of the role is to research, develop and deliver a three year programme of activities, events and learning opportunities for community organisations working with predominately London-based adults as part of the JTI Community Partnerships Programme.
The post will enable the Museum to expand its reach and capacity to deliver innovative cultural and learning projects and programmes that benefit community organisations and their adult service users and members. These diverse community organisations will be able to benefit from bespoke access, expertise and resource to connect with and find personal meaning in, and inspiration from, the British Museum and its collections. The variety of project methodologies will explore the benefits and impact of this collaborative way of working for both the museum and the communities it serves. Each project will also contribute to creating deeper relationships between the British Museum and community organisations in London.
Key areas of responsibility:
To take specific responsibility for developing the JTI Community Programme in collaboration with community organisations working with adults.
To manage and oversee the delivery of these activities and projects, including managing staff and volunteers and delegated programme budgets.
To ensure projects and programmes are delivered to agreed KPIs.
To manage relationships with community organisation project partners.
To develop new and maintain existing partnerships with community groups and organisations.
To undertake evaluation of projects, events and activities and make iterative improvements and modifications needed through the grant period.
To work flexibly (including weekends and evenings) on the Community Partnerships Programme, projects and events as necessary, and to be supportive of other Coordinators when cover for duties is sought.
To undertake other duties as required.
Specific technical/professional skills & experience: excellent communication skills; experience of project manager (including risk management); knowledge of community best practice.
Work experience: roles working directly (face to face) with diverse audiences/clients; leading activities with excluded groups in a museum context.
Specific managerial skills: excellent coordination and time management; highly developed organisational skills; ability to plan and prioritise effectively.
Specific interpersonal skills: ability to build good relationships with people; confident liaising with a wide range of people, sensitive to diverse issues.
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
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.