National Records of Scotland

Preserving the past, Recording the present, Informing the future

Working for Us

Working for Us

Are you interested in permanent posts?

Vacancies at National Records of Scotland are advertised on the Work for Scotland at


We are a non-ministerial department of Scottish Government and our employees are civil servants.  We know that a benefits package isn’t just about salary.  From a competitive pension scheme and generous holiday allowance, to childcare vouchers and flexible working patterns, we offer a range of comprehensive rewards, initiatives and policies that recognise your achievements, build on your skills and help you find a good work/life balance.

Working with us gives you the opportunity to make the sort of impact that’s rare with any other organisation in Scotland – you can contribute to decisions vital to Scotland and play a part in influencing policies that touch all our lives.

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Scotland is a great place to live and work, find more information about what Scotland has to offer here:

Temporary Posts

We currently are looking for:

Graduate Trainee Archivist (B1)
£23,383 (pro rata)

Fixed Term Appointment (11 months)

National Records of Scotland (NRS) is currently seeking applications from graduates intending to pursue an archives career to join our Public Services Branch.


  • You will have an honours degree, in history or a related subject.
  • You must be looking for pre-course work experience before applying for a postgraduate course in archives administration. During your time in post you will be expected to apply for a place on one of the full-time university archive diploma courses. This vacancy is also open to graduates who are applying for or are currently undertaking a postgraduate distance-learning course and require work experience as part of their course.

How to apply / closing date:
Completed applications should be sent to no later than 25 August 2017.

Application Form (PDF 81KB)

Person Specification (PDF 93KB)

Further information about the opportunity is detailed in our person specification.