|Salary:||£49,000 to £53,000|
|Placed On:||16th January 2023|
|Closes:||12th February 2023|
Closing date: 23:55 on Sunday 12th February 2023
Come and join our Research and Academic Engagement team as Head of Archives Research at The National Archives! This is a great opportunity to work in a varied role with colleagues across our organisation with different areas of expertise, and with the wider archives sector and academic archives researchers to shape the future of archives.
We are one of the world’s leading research archives and are recognised as an Independent Research Organisation. We engage in a range of interdisciplinary research activity, enhancing the value of archives and their collections to academic and public researchers, the archives sector, and to wider society. This role is key to ensuring our research into archival practice supports the delivery of our corporate vision, Archives for Everyone.
With a strong international reputation for archival or information science research, and a record of securing funding from a range of sources, you have a passion for interdisciplinary collaboration, actively seeking new opportunities for enquiry that addresses the cultural value of archives, and of new and emerging archival practices. You will work with colleagues across The National Archives and external collaborators around the UK and beyond to foster multidisciplinary innovation and understanding of the value, theory and practice of archives. Through building the networks and communities that enable exploration of archival and information science, and leading and conducting research, you will develop, coordinate and implement our strategic archives research programmes.
Drawing on expertise in researching archives’ cultural value or their adoption of new technologies, you have an international reputation and authority in archives research, with a wide network of academic contacts. Experience of one or more of the following would be welcome: working in an archive; the impact of archives; new technologies and the archive; teaching or training in archival science; having undertaken doctorate in a relevant field. We are open to applications from practitioners who understand the value of research in advancing practice.
Within the beautiful surroundings of Kew, a 10-minute walk from the Underground and Overground stations, TNA has a collegial working environment and an excellent Civil Service benefits package. This includes flexible working, an on-site gym, wellbeing resources and an opportunity to join the Civil Service Alpha Pension Scheme. Putting you at the forefront of our organisation, we are committed to supporting professional development and training for all our colleagues.
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