National Records of Scotland

Preserving the past, Recording the present, Informing the future

Working for National Records of Scotland

Working for National Records of Scotland

Interested in working for National Records of Scotland?

National Records of Scotland employs approximately 430 staff working in a variety of roles for example, Archivists, Statisticians, conservators, customer services, exhibitions and finance.

In addition to recruiting for permanent roles, we offer Student Placements, Graduate Trainees and fixed term appointments.

Current Vacancies

Head of Records and Archives Engagement (C1) – Permanent Appointment

£49,861-£62,167

National Records of Scotland (NRS) is a Non-Ministerial Department of the Scottish Government. The purpose of NRS is to collect, preserve and produce information about Scotland's people and history and make it available to inform current and future generations. Our work underpins the fabric of Scottish society: telling the story of our nation.

Records and Archives Engagement branch is the outward focussed arm of Information and Record Services. Created in 2018, this branch centres on the development of archive and recordkeeping practice and support, primarily, across Scotland but also internationally. Our focus to date has been on the creation and development of the infrastructure and vision for the this area of NRS activity, and we are now looking for someone to deliver on these plans and move these ambitions forward.

The successful person will lead teams which liaise with record holders who do not deposit their archives with NRS and with the wider archive and records management sectors. They will be responsible for leading and developing NRS’s strategy, policy and engagement on records management and archival issues, identifying and progressing opportunities to drive up standards and develop our own expertise and leadership.

For further information and to apply, simply visit Work for Scotland website.


Business Continuity Lead (B3) – Permanent Appointment

£39,659 - £47,485

You are who we are looking for to join our team if you have a flair for delivering outcomes, have a sharp focus on implementing initiatives, and are an experienced and forward-thinking professional who is passionate about driving positive change.

National Records of Scotland (NRS) is a Non-Ministerial Department of the Scottish Government. Our purpose is to collect, preserve and produce information about Scotland's people and history and make it available to inform current and future generations.

The focus of the Business Continuity Lead is to lead and ensure operational resilience for all aspects of customer service delivery across the NRS. Supporting customer service focused business areas across NRS on a strategic and local delivery level in contingency and business continuity planning; designing and delivering effective recovery strategies and bespoke improvement reviews which meet the specific needs of these business areas.

The key operations and functions of the Organisation are undertaken across 6 historic and high profile buildings. The buildings provide extensive archive storage with space for administrative functions and public access across the estate resulting in competing user requirements across the high profile historical estate.

For further information and to apply, simply visit Work for Scotland website.


PMO Analyst (B2) – Permanent Appointment

£31,542 - £36,129

National Records of Scotland (NRS) is a Non-Ministerial Department of the Scottish Government. Our purpose is to collect, preserve and produce information about Scotland's people and history and make it available to inform current and future generations.

We are currently seeking applications for a PMO Analyst. The PMO Analyst will report to the Head of Portfolio and Governance in the newly created NRS Delivery Directorate. At a time of significant change and delivery priorities this role will be instrumental in supporting the governance, reporting and management of the NRS corporate change portfolio.

For further information and to apply, simply visit Work for Scotland website.


Buildings Maintenance Manager (B1) – Permanent Appointment

£27,231 - £30,039

Are you a good communicator with a great eye for detail?

National Records of Scotland (NRS) is a non-Ministerial Office of the Scottish Government, supporting the Registrar General for Scotland and the Keeper of the Records for Scotland. As the official Scottish national archive we hold over 800 years of irreplaceable national documents spanning the 12th - 21st centuries touching on virtually every aspect of Scottish life. We are currently seeking applications for Buildings Maintenance Manager within the NRS Estates Team.

The Estates Team are responsible for the management of the full NRS Estate, comprising General Register House, New Register House, West Register House, Ladywell House and Thomas Thomson House situated in Edinburgh and Cairnsmore House in Dumfries.

The buildings provide extensive archive storage as well as historic facilities for public access along with essential office accommodation for around 450 staff across the entire estate. The team is responsible for supporting and facilitating the business requirements of NRS whilst simultaneously managing the estate and the associated.

For further information and to apply, simply visit Work for Scotland website.


Senior Project Manager (C1) – Permanent Appointment

£49,861 - £62,167

National Records of Scotland is looking for experienced senior project managers to deliver significant projects and programmes within its corporate change portfolio. At a time of significant and diverse change and delivery priorities, including Census 2022, the NRS senior project managers will be instrumental in delivering our strategic priorities. These roles will sit in our newly established Delivery Directorate and will work on significant projects (£500k - £5m+) across the organisation.

The senior project managers will be responsible for the development of detailed plans, identification and management of cross project dependencies; identification and management of associated risks, issues, change, resource management and regular reporting into the NRS corporate governance structure.

For further information and to apply, simply visit Work for Scotland website.


Deputy Soft Services Facilities Manager – Permanent Post

£31,542 - £36,129

Do you enjoy meeting and working with people and collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders?

Are you committed to identifying areas for improving service delivery? Can you continually meet and exceed high customer service standards?

National Records of Scotland has an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Soft Services Facilities Manager with a strong customer focussed background in facilities and services delivery along with experience in planning and introducing improvements across a similar estate.

About us

The key operations and functions of the Organisation are undertaken across 6 historic and high profile buildings. The buildings provide extensive archive storage with space for administrative functions and public access across the estate resulting in competing user requirements across the high profile historical estate.

For further information and to apply, simply visit Work for Scotland website.


Programme Manager (C1) – Permanent Appointment

£49,420 - £61,617

National Records of Scotland has a diverse portfolio of strategic change programmes and projects and requires an experienced Programme Manager to shape, lead and deliver strategic programmes. This role will sit in our newly established Delivery Directorate and will work on significant strategic programmes across the organisation.

The role will be responsible for shaping, initiating, leading and delivering comprehensive cross-functional plans for a number of key strategic business transformation programmes.

For further information and to apply, simply visit Work for Scotland website.


Corporate Business Continuity Lead (B3) – Permanent Appointment

£39,659 - 47,485

You are who we are looking for to join our team if you have a flair for delivering outcomes, have a sharp focus on implementing initiatives, and are an experienced and forward-thinking professional who is passionate about driving positive change.

National Records of Scotland (NRS) is a Non-Ministerial Department of the Scottish Government. Our purpose is to collect, preserve and produce information about Scotland's people and history and make it available to inform current and future generations.

An interesting and exciting opportunity for a Corporate Business Continuity Lead has arisen within the Team. The responsibilities are varied with the focus of the role being to lead and support the organisation on a strategic level in contingency and business continuity planning and delivery; designing and delivering effective recovery strategies and bespoke improvement reviews.

For further information and to apply, simply visit Work for Scotland website.