The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU





Contract type:

Contract Contract


Full time



Data Analyst

Archives are the homes for our collective memories, past, present and future. We want to become an inclusive, entrepreneurial and disruptive digital archive, changing how people think about archives. New digital approaches and technologies are our biggest challenge but they also present huge opportunities to enhance the information that we publish in our records catalogue, Discovery.

We are looking for a self-motivated person, experienced in dealing with complex data, able to maintain applications, deploy code and communicate with colleagues and stakeholders in Plain English.

You will undertake text-based analysis, data manipulation, programming and automation work to support the transformation of metadata for both our historic and digital archive. You will be able to enhance/develop software tools or templates to be deployed to a variety of data collection projects carried out by our staff and volunteers.

Join us here in beautiful Kew, just 10 minutes' walk from the Overground and Underground stations, and help create a modern national archive. In return, you can expect an excellent Civil Service benefits package that includes a pension, the possibility to work remotely some days of the week and opportunities for training and development. We also offer access to the Civil Service sports facilities and wellbeing resources.

This is a 6 month to 1 year maternity cover.

To apply, please follow the instructions on the page linked below.

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