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


SALARY :  £28,891

National Records of Scotland (NRS) is looking for a qualified Archivist (B2) for a fixed term period (11 months) to provide maternity cover.  Currently only one post is being offered, but further opportunities may become available next year.

Working in our Archive Depositor Liaison Branch you will assist in the appraisal, selection and cataloguing of records transferred by government clients, agencies, or the courts.  You will assist in developing catalogue information and improve finding aids about the public records held by NRS and reply to any enquiries for client information from record sources.


Qualifications:  You will have an honours degree and an archive qualification. 

Nationality:  You can apply as long as you are a UK national or have dual nationality with one part being British. In addition, the posts are open to Commonwealth citizens and nationals of any of the member states of the European Economic Area (EEA). Further information about civil service nationality requirements is available on the Civil Service Website

Closing date:  18 January 2019

CVs to be sent to


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