Kew, Richmond




£28,040 per annum

Contract type:

Contract Temporary


Part time


0203 908 3663

Digital Resource Officer (Poor Law)

The National Archives is looking for a temporary part-time Digital Resource Officer to support our new Teaching the "Voices of the Victorian Poor" project.

The successful applicant will work in the Collections Expertise and Engagement (CEE) department at The National Archives but will work closely with The National Archives' Education Department as well as staff from Nottingham Trent University.

The post is an externally funded post (by the Arts and Humanities Research Council) which will end in early November 2022, and will be focused on the records of the New Poor Law spanning 1834 to 1900. The primary records for the project will be the letters and petitions of paupers, the wider poor and their advocates. The post holder will be responsible for the accuracy (including the legal accuracy) and cleanliness of the data which originated from our earlier In Their Own Write project (also funded by the AHRC). The post holder is expected to have a deep knowledge of the New Poor Law (as law) and an in depth knowledge of the relevant records collections held at The National Archives. They will be expected to work with a high degree of autonomy on the relevant data collection.

The data will be used to create a high quality online interactive educational resource based on thousands of letters from the Victorian poor. The overall project will include the provision of detailed teacher lesson plans co-created through a teacher cohort taking part in the project’s Teacher Scholarship Programme.

The post holder will also be expected to assist project team members in their work in explaining and sharing the educational resource to teachers and other users (including The National Archives' staff) from a data perspective. They will be responsible for creating online content for promoting the project.

We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community and from people of diverse ages, experience and backgrounds, including people with disabilities. We are keen to explore the widest possible pool of talent for all our roles.


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