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

Lead Data Engineer (B3) - Permanent Appointment

£39,312 - £47,065

National Records of Scotland (NRS) is a Non-Ministerial Department (NMD) within the Scottish Administration. NRS is going through a period of exciting change and 2022 will see the delivery of the first digital Census in Scotland. Alongside this NRS are delivering an ongoing programme of technology modernisations and improvements aligned with the Scottish Governments Digital, Cloud and Green IT Strategies.

We are currently seeking applications for a Lead Data Engineer. As a Lead Data Engineer you will be part of our data team at our offices in Corstorphine, Edinburgh, working collaboratively across NRS teams on a variety of projects. You will lead on the management of data pipelines and the full lifecycle of data, delivering high quality digital services.

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


Senior Data Engineer (B2) - Permanent Appointment

£31,266 - £35,813

National Records of Scotland (NRS) is a Non-Ministerial Department (NMD) within the Scottish Administration. We are currently seeking applications for a Senior Data Engineer within National Records of Scotland IT Services based in Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range.

NRS is going through a period of exciting change and 2022 will see the delivery of the first digital Census in Scotland. Alongside this NRS are delivering an ongoing programme of technology modernisations and improvements aligned with the Scottish Governments Digital, Cloud and Green IT Strategies.

As a Senior Data Engineer you will be part of our data team at our offices in Corstorphine, Edinburgh, working collaboratively across NRS teams on a variety of projects. You will implement data pipelines and the full lifecycle of data, delivering high quality digital services.

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


Senior Java Developer (B2) - Permanent Appointment

£31,266 - £35,813

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 Senior Developer within the National Records of Scotland IT Services based in Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range.

This Senior Developer post will be based at Ladywell House, Edinburgh and work within the Java Applications development team. The team are responsible for the development, testing and delivery of IT digital services across NRS. We also work closely with commercial digital agencies to ensure our staff develop and maintain skills in the latest technologies and methods.

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


Head of Health and Safety (C1) - Permanent Appointment

£49,420 - £61,617

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 Head of Health and Safety within National Records of Scotland based in Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range.

You will ensure that NRS meets its statutory obligations for health & safety and fire safety and will be the senior Competent Person appointed under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. We are spread across 6 buildings with additional sub-tenants, 3 of the buildings are listed.

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


Head of Business Change (C1) - Permanent Appointment

£49,420 - £61,617

We are currently seeking applications for an Head of Business Change within National Records Scotland based in Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range.

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 Head of Business Change is a senior leadership role reporting to the Delivery Director in the newly created NRS Delivery Directorate. At a time of significant change and delivery priorities this role will be instrumental in the establishment and development of a centralised corporate change function to enable the delivery of the NRS strategic objectives.

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