With every penny being utilised in the museum’s public offer, anything outside of these efforts is closely monitored.

The Natural History Museum was spending more than expected on recruitment, and needed to find a way to make it more cost-effective, quickly, before losing the buy in from senior stakeholders.


Timely Admin

With the HR team becoming smaller, resource was stretched. Having no technology in place meant that the team were spending 40 minutes posting one job advertisement, which equated to ten hours a month (the team post around 15 adverts each month). This took them away from other important tasks.


We were able to help The Natural History Museum reduce recruitment spend by 97%.

Cost Per Post: The Natural History Museum were paying £75 per job board PLUS an additional cost per job post. At times, the team were posting one vacancy across 10 different job boards in order to attain better coverage and draw in a diverse collective of applicants. This meant that one job advertisement could cost, at minimum, £750.

Our expert Media Buying team were able to recommend a series of relevant, free and niche job boards to help the NHM team find the right candidates. Furthermore, thanks to our unparalleled network of job boards, we were able to offer multi-posting across a series of boards for no extra cost. Broadbean’s established relationships within the industry also meant we were able to get the NHM job board credits at a preferential rate.

Since onboarding Broadbean’s multi-posting technology, the team at the Natural History Museum save, on average, 30 minutes per job ad, leaving them with 2 hours free each week to fulfil other tasks.

The two-pronged ROI (budget & time) has resulted in a strong 3+ year partnership and 2 referrals within the charity ecosystem.


Broadbean is easy to use, with great prices and excellent customer service. The museum has achieved many cost and time efficiencies by using the job posting software. The reporting function also aids our recruitment metric information. We are more than satisfied with Broadbean and would strongly recommend this to any recruiter looking for a multi job posting supplier.

Chris WrigleyResourcing Manager