Kew, Richmond




£26,708 - £30,195

Contract type:

Contract Permanent


Full time



Modern Domestic Records Specialist

About us:

The Collections Expertise and Engagement (CEE) department of The National Archives provides both expert knowledge of the records of The National Archives and advice on how to access and interpret them to a diverse audience of the public, academia and wider government.
CEE’s Modern Domestic Records team work across the records of Britain’s domestic government departments (Home Office, Ministry of Health etc.) from 1782 until the present day (including born digital records). We work to increase the accessibility, use and understanding of our collections through research, cataloguing and public engagement.

About the role:

Records specialists are expected to play a key part in the development and delivery of The National Archives’ public engagement and academic programmes. Records specialists also work in our advisory service, delivering research advice on records within their specialist field onsite and online via a variety of channels; and sharing knowledge and expertise internally and externally.
Your specialism will focus on records relating to 20th century health policy, with a particular focus on records from after the creation of the National Health Service. Developing and improving research guidance, taking forward proposals for research funding using The National Archives’ collections and contributing to an innovative and evolving public engagement programme.

About you:

You will have the ability to work both individually and part of a team and comfortably take the lead on projects. You will have a good knowledge of 20th century British health policy and The National Archives collections in this field, developing a deep understanding of these and sharing this knowledge through research guidance, academic and public engagement outputs. You will have an active research profile, demonstrable academic credibility and an experience of writing applications for research funding. You will have an understanding of digital humanities research methods and use these to exploit collections in your specialist field in innovative ways.

Join us here in beautiful Kew, just 10 minutes’ walk from the Overground and Underground stations, and you can expect an excellent range of benefits. They include a pension, flexible working, as well as discounts with local businesses (e.g. beauty salons and bars). We also offer wellbeing resources (e.g. on-site therapists) and have an on-site gym, restaurant, shop and staff bar.


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