The Natural History Museum is both a world-leading science research centre and the most visited natural history museum in Europe. With a vision of a future in which both people and the planet thrive, it is uniquely positioned to be a powerful champion for balancing humanity’s needs with those of the natural world.
It is custodian of one of the world’s most important scientific collections comprising over 80 million specimens. The scale of this collection enables researchers from all over the world to document how species have and continue to respond to environmental changes – which is vital in helping predict what might happen in the future and informing future policies and plans to help the planet.
We are at a pivotal moment in our history as we launch a new strategy setting out our role as the natural world faces increasing threats. Building on our world-leading collection, global reputation for science and as one of the world’s leading visitor attractions, the NHM has ambitious plans leading up to the 150 anniversary of the opening of the Waterhouse Building in 2031, making this a truly exciting time to be part of the NHM team.
About the role
Working within the Museum’s Central Project Office (CPO), you will manage projects ranging from major refurbishment and capital projects, to commercial initiatives and temporary exhibitions, including those that take place in our grounds.
Responsible from initial proposal, through to feasibility, business case and all subsequent project stages to completion, you will ensure effective delivery of projects on time and to budget, meeting their objectives by following best practice identified in the Museum’s project processes and policies.
To support and enable the success of your projects you will work collaboratively across the CPO, and wider museum with key stakeholders. This will also include oversight of consultants and contractors to ensure that projects are delivered successfully.
You will have experience of planning and delivering projects in a complex environment, with the ability to work with multi-disciplined stakeholders. You will be skilled in planning and managing works within the broader Museum context, taking into account the impact on operations and on visitor experience and ensuring delivery of the initiative to the highest possible standards.
Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 27 January 2021
Interviews expected 10 – 12 February 2021
To apply, please visit https://careers.nhm.ac.uk/ and upload your CV with a covering letter, which clearly outlines how you meet our person specification.