Kew, Richmond




£60,000 per annum

Contract type:

Contract Permanent


Full time



Head of Information Rights

Are you at your best when motivating and inspiring others to deliver? Do you enjoy building and leading teams of experts? Do you have a well-earned reputation as a trusted adviser? If so, we want to hear from you!

As the living, growing home of our national story, The National Archives is a special and unique part of government. We are the guardians of some of the world’s most iconic documents; expert advisers in information and records management; and a thriving cultural, academic and heritage institution.

The National Archives is a vital cornerstone of our constitutional democracy, collecting and securing the future of the Government record – from Shakespeare’s will to tweets from Downing Street – and preserving it for generations to come. Make history. Become a part of it.

The National Archives is an information-rich organisation proudly safeguarding over 1,000 years of history and you will ensure that whilst we maintain our focus on access, we operate with assiduous regard to the increasingly complex information rights policy landscape and legislative context.

Reporting directly to the Director for Public Records Access & Government Services, as the Head of Information Rights you will be The National Archives’ senior representative on its compliance with Freedom of Information, Data Protection, copyright and re-use, providing key advice to the Chief Executive and Keeper of Public Records, his Executive Team, The National Archives’ Board and the organisation as a whole.

The National Archives is staffed by some of the most knowledgeable, committed and friendly people you’re ever likely to work with and, as an active member of our Senior Leadership Team, you will also be instrumental in helping us to realise our new strategic vision: Archives for Everyone 2019-23.

This is an entirely new role and you will have the opportunity and autonomy to shape it.

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 and 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, café, shop and staff bar.

This is a full time post. However, requests for part-time working, flexible working and job share will be considered, taking into account at all times the operational needs of the Department.

A combination of onsite and home working is available and applicants should be able to regularly travel to our Kew site.

HOW TO APPLY: Please click the link below to access the advert on Civil Service Jobs, where you can download a full job description and apply directly by clicking the green 'Apply now' button.

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