About the role:
Join the British Museum in this unique new role supporting a new programme of masterplan and critical projects while supporting the museum to around 6 million visitors annually. This is a crucial role, involving working closely with senior stakeholders, supply-chain partners, and the support teams across the museum.
To manage the property and asset management function for the British Museum estate including sourcing of specialist advisory services and the development of Property and Asset Management services for a range of stakeholders. The post holder will be required to develop services to establish a system of monitoring and reporting of the Museum’s real estate and making recommendations for acquisitions and disposals.
You will be responsible for reducing energy consumption across the British Museum Estate and will play a key role in supporting the Museum’s Sustainability Strategy. The post holder will lead on the review and implementation of statutory compliance obligations relating to environmental management and energy compliance.
You will be the key contact for all matters relating Property, Assets and Energy providing advice to internal stakeholders and acting as the liaison for occupier/owner (Tenant/Landlord) matters.
Key areas of responsibility:
- Develop property and asset management services and lead on the procurement of property marketing and professional advisory services to support the function for the next 3-5 years.
- Monitor asset performance and recommend investment opportunities for capital and operational expenditure and support the continuous improvement of the Museums maintenance strategy.
- Working with Capital Projects to develop Real Estate strategies to increase return on investment, minimising risk and loss and generating income from leased properties.
- Working with the Contracts and Commercial Manager and external consultants to prepare risk analysis and financial reports and investment and asset management reports.
- Provide progress reports on leasing activities and detailed technical report on the Museum’s property portfolio.
- Manager and monitor the Museum’s energy consumption (gas and electric) and water consumption, working closely with the Contracts and Commercial Manager to monitor utility spend. Actively track trends and benchmark to investigate energy use with poor performing buildings, making recommendations to reduce demand or consumption.
- Monitor environmental and energy legalisation ensuring the Museum is at all times complaint and recommend opportunities for the Museum with government or sector schemes.
- Oversee utility supplier performance and challenge utility bills to ensure they are accurate and providing value for money.
- Work with the Facilities Managers/Technical Services Managers to monitor the effectiveness of the FM Contractors Sustainability Plan and management of energy and water at site level. Advise on and support the implementation of solutions in the delivery of services to reduce consumption.
- Support the Museum’s master planning relating to energy management and decarbonisation strategies, leading on advice relating the existing estate capabilities and opportunities for asset and maintenance management.
You will have excellent management skills, maintaining oversight of the properties, budgets, several professionals. Working on highly technical projects, you will have a keen knowledge of legislative requirements for buildings, Building Information Management, and ideally have an understanding of building conservation.
You will have strong experience of client-side Property Management of high profile, public facing Capital Projects in a leading public institution or similar large organisation. You will work well in an environment which is susceptible to changes. Working in a fast-paced environment, you will ensure that deadlines are met. As a managerial role, you will have had prior experience managing teams and projects.
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:
- Generous annual leave allowance (25 annual leave + 2.5 privilege days)
- Generous civil service pension (employer contribution of 27.1%)
- Professional and personal development opportunities, including further education programme opportunities (funding and study leave) aligned to role’s responsivities and department service offer
- Working in the heart of Bloomsbury, London in the new World Conservation and Exhibition Centre (WCEC)
- Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities
- Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
- Interest-free season ticket loan
- Discounts on food and gift shop purchases
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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.
The Museum also adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) for pre-employment screening of Civil Servants.