1956 - Executive Director of Business Resources

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Posted: 18/12/2019 12:43
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £70,000 plus depending on experience
Location: Dale Street
Level: Senior management
Deadline: 23/02/2020 12:00
Hours: 37.00
Benefits: Company Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Travel Loan Scheme, Employee Discount Benefits
Job Type: Permanent [A]

We may remove this advert prior to the closing date, if we have received high volume of applications. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment

Interviews to be Held Week Commecing 3rd February 2020

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National Museums Liverpool is a group of very different and wide ranging museums and galleries; established more than 150 years ago as a complement and counterbalance to the museums in London, and brought together in 1986 as a nationally-funded group as a symbol of hope and regeneration and because of the global importance of our collections.

We are eight exceptional museums and galleries, sharing important stories from ancient times to today through our more than four million objects and attracting more than 3 million visitors a year. An organisation with a strong educational purpose, we also strive to be the most inclusive museums service in the country, offering memorable experiences that are for everyone.

As part of the leadership team, you will be accountable to the Chief Executive and will lead our Business Resources directorate focused on providing outstanding business support to the wider organisation. If you are a team player acting with integrity, professionalism, energy and drive who wants to work in the cultural sector then this could be the role for you. You will take strategic management responsibility for all our business support functions including Finance, Risk, Governance, Information Services, Estates and Human Resources whilst playing a key role in the wider strategic leadership of the whole organisation.

As a member of our leadership team you will make a significant contribution to the achievement of our new vision for 2030 and will work with colleagues to develop our business. This is an important, demanding and rewarding role based in Liverpool but with significant travel to London and sometimes beyond. You will be a strong leader, with outstanding interpersonal skills, able to inspire confidence and trust at all levels, who has the professional skills and experience to lead this multidisciplinary team. You will bring people together to deliver outstanding results and to achieve stretching targets.



Post Title: Executive Director of Business Resources

Nature of the Role:   Full time 

Responsible to:  Chief Executive Officer                                             

Purpose and Objectives

  • To take strategic management responsibility for Finance, Risk, Governance, Information Services, Estates and Human Resources
  • To ensure our business support functions are robust, efficient, resilient, value for money and fit for purpose
  • To make a significant contribution to the development of NML’s strategic aims, policies and objectives

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Contribute to the continuing development and communication of a clear and ambitious vision for NML, working with the rest of the leadership team and wider leadership team to develop and drive the delivery of the strategic plan
  • Lead, motivate and direct staff to ensure the highest levels of performance ensuring that they continue to contribute to NML’s strategic aims.
  • Provide decisive and effective leadership to both your own directorate and the wider NML team
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with colleagues across NML to ensure development and delivery of the strategic plan
  • Ensure Business Resources team act as business partners and provide good management information for timely decision making using efficient business tools.
  • Equip your own teams and the wider organisation with the facilities, support, skills and competencies to enable them to deliver within the resources available.
  • Ensure our assets are efficiently utilised delivering value for money to serve our visitors, our collections and our staff and those assets are looked after to establish that our working environments are safe, compliant and kept to the highest standard possible within the resources available.
  • Ensure sound risk management systems and corporate governance arrangements are in place, and that the requirements of the Board and its Committees, internal audit and external audit are met


Candidate Specification – Director of Business Resources






Educated to degree level



Professional qualification or over 5 years senior management in Finance, HR or Estates Management -CCAB member for Finance and CIPD Level 7 for HR



Membership of above relevant professional body




(proven track record with evidence of success)


Senior Leadership role in either Finance or HR



Cultural sector experience



Operated at a Board level and in a strong corporate governance environment



An in-depth understanding of financial management across multi-disciplinary functions



Strategy development and implementation



Proven successful leadership and operational management of large multi-disciplined teams: establishing performance measures and raising performance levels



Knowledge and Skills

Ability to set strategic goals, prioritise and manage a range of fundraising activities



A highly effective communicator with strong influencing skills, able to inspire confidence and trust at all levels



Ability to influence at all levels through persuasion and negotiation



A strategic operator with the tenacity and personal drive to deliver continuous performance improvements and lead transformational change.



Excellent analytical and decision making skills.



The ability to learn quickly and adapt to a changing environment.




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