Kew, Richmond





Contract type:

Contract Permanent


Full time



Cross-Government Engagement Officer

The Cross-Government Engagement Team carry out a varied programme of work to support Government Departments and Agencies as the public record moves from paper to digital. Without records, we could not hold government to account, carry out pioneering research or learn from the past. Whether they are websites, the evidence heard by inquiries or algorithms which support decision-making, the survival of our (increasingly digital) public records is vital. Your work will help ensure that today’s records are available to the next generation of citizens, researchers and historians.

About the role:

This role is primarily an external facing role into Government, focussed on communications and stakeholder management within the Knowledge and Information Management (KIM) and Digital Data and Technology (DDAT) professions.
The role will involve co-ordinating the Information Management Assessment (IMA) Programme through practical planning and engagement with the participating department/agency and updating and maintaining our e-learning self-assessment tool to complement and extend the programme’s reach to other public record bodies.
The role holder will also co-ordinate the cross-government KIM O365 and G-Suite user groups and monitor their online collaboration platforms to ensure The National Archives (TNA) is engaged with discussions and aware of trends in technology use. This role will also support our wider engagement programme of training days, knowledge sharing events and pulling together our quarterly newsletter.
The role holder would be expected to gain an understanding of how information that will eventually become the public record is currently being managed and bring this knowledge to bear on development of TNA’s services to Government and other cross-government initiatives such as Better Information for Better Government.

About you:

You will have excellent engagement and communication skills, thrive on working collaboratively and communicating the wider impact of your work, while also being able to get into the detail when needed. You will understand how targeted and varied engagement with stakeholders can contribute to driving a bigger agenda and will frequently look for opportunities to innovate to achieve desired outcomes quicker.

Join us here in beautiful Kew, just 10 minutes' walk from the Overground and Underground stations, and be part of a modern vibrant national archive. In return, you can expect an excellent Civil Service benefits package that includes a pension, the option to work part time or job share and opportunities for training and development. We also offer access to the Civil Service sports facilities, wellbeing resources (e.g. on-site therapists), an on-site gym, fitness lessons, a restaurant, shop and staff bar.


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