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Director of People, Inclusion and Change - The National Archives

  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: £85,000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Contact: Public Sector Search
  • Expiry Date: 18 June 2021
  • Job Ref: 10684

The National Archives

Director of People, Inclusion and Change

£85,000 per annum

The National Archives is an essential resource for our democracy, a public good and an asset for future generations.  Our historic mission endures: to collect and preserve the record, to use our expertise and knowledge to connect people with their history through our unrivalled collections, and to lead, partner and support archives at home and worldwide.

We are now seeking a Director of People, Inclusion and Change to join our dynamic and ambitious team. With over 11 million items under our care, we have one of the largest collections in the world, from Shakespeare’s will through to Tweets from Downing Street. Even with such rich histories, we are not stuck in the past. Our aim is to connect with the widest and most diverse audience possible in new and innovative ways.

The new Director will play a key leadership role in our organisation, central to our Executive Team and Board, guiding our drive to attract, recruit, retain and develop a rich and diverse team, all committed to improving the inclusive, entrepreneurial, and disruptive reach of the archives. This is a critical role in our ongoing development, and you will be responsible for leading the strategic people and engagement agenda as well as our strong commitment to being a diverse and inclusive organisation.

We need an individual who is passionate about our mission and takes a values-led approach, ensuring we have a collaborative and inclusive culture. Balancing strategic and operational needs, you will be adaptable and able to work with a wide range of diverse stakeholders; internally and externally. We are keen to find someone with proven experience at a senior level of leading and inspiring a successful HR team. The Director of People, Inclusion and Change will have strong strategic understanding, and operational delivery experience, of people agendas and best in class practices together with an impressive track record of driving culture change.

If you have the ability to inspire others and are looking for a role where you will be asked to challenge, influence, and do things differently, we would be delighted to hear from you. You can find out more about this opportunity on our microsite:

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please reach out to Miles Mackie at Green Park on

Closing date: 11:59pm Friday 18 June 2021

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Applicants who wish to apply for consideration under this scheme should include a guaranteed interview scheme form as part of their application.