The Natural History Museum (NHM) is a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre and commercial event space. We use our unique collections and unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. We care for more than 80 million specimens, both in our London and Tring museums, spanning billions of years and welcoming more than five million visitors annually.
We are at a pivotal moment in our history, having launched 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 its 150th anniversary in 2031 making this a truly exciting time to be part of the NHM team.
About the role
This is an exciting moment to join the HR team at the Museum. We have recently reviewed the structure of the HR team and increased our business partnering model to ensure that we fully support the Museum's operations, strategy and priorities.
We are looking for an HR Advisor to work closely with our Science and Development teams to deliver a proactive, high quality, flexible Human Resources service for the whole employee lifecycle. The role will work closely with the HR Business Partner and manage the HR Administrator to implement the HR operating plan and will lead on assigned HR projects.
We are looking for an experienced HR professional with a background of working in an advisory role within an HR team in a complex organisation. You will have a thorough working knowledge of employment legislation, best practice and employee relations casework enabling you to support the whole employee lifecycle including recruitment.
Excellent communication skills, advising managers on a range of issues and the ability to develop strong working relationships with people at all levels of the organisation are key to success. You will be confident with the use of HR systems and able to lead on and contribute to a range of HR projects.
With a passion for making a difference through our diversity and talent development strategies you will be committed to promoting workforce diversity and inclusion.
As a supportive line manager and dedicated HR professional you will also be a collaborative and active part of a wider HR team committed to excellent HR service. If this is you, we would love to hear from you!
Closing date: 10am on Monday 15 March 2021
Interviews expected 24 March 2021
If that sounds like you please apply online on the Natural History Museum's careers portal, and provide:
- A comprehensive curriculum vitae giving details of relevant achievements in recent posts as well as your education and professional qualifications.
- A covering letter that summarises your interest in this post, providing evidence of your ability to match the criteria outlined in the person specification. Whilst also covering the following 3 points:
- Experience of working in an advisory role within an HR team in a complex organisation with experience of the full employee lifecycle and overseeing the recruitment process.
- Experience of line management
- Is confident and experienced at handling employee relations casework including conducting investigations, facilitating hearings and managing appeals.
To apply, please visit and upload your CV with a covering letter, which clearly outlines how you meet our person specification.