Head of Research

Head of Research Permanent (Fixed-term secondment possible) £55 - £65k + excellent benefits

  • The Domesday Book
  • Medieval Chancery records
  • Shakespeare's will
  • Tweets from Downing Street

These are just some of the 11 million items held by The National Archives. This amazing collection one of the largest in the world is a magnet for researchers and academics across the globe. As Head of Research, you'll be at the heart of the organisation, establishing The National Archives as a centre of pioneering research. It's a chance to build our reputation, your profile and a truly world-class function.

About the role

We'll look to you to lead our research function, growing our reputation and introducing new ideas. This is a unique opportunity to make a real difference by conducting research that has direct application to the real world, raising and solving crucial questions for the field. Your efforts will not only benefit the academic and research sector; they'll help raise funding for further archives work. With a shift to digital a huge challenge for the future, youll also be right at the heart of our cutting-edge agenda.

About you

We're looking for a highly motivated academic professional who can inspire enthusiasm and support whilst leading and shaping our research function. You must be an authority in research leadership, ideally with a relevant PhD. You'll have built relationships within the academic and research sector, and acquired sound networking skills. Articulate and a strong negotiator, you'll have the confidence to represent us at the most senior level. If you also know enough about technology to direct digital development, this could be your chance to make a name for yourself with us.

Please note that we will accept applications on a two to five year secondment basis if required.

Join us here in beautiful Kew, just 10 minutes walk from the Overground and Underground stations, and you can expect an excellent range of benefits. They include a pension and flexible working as well as discounts with local businesses. We also offer wellbeing resources e.g. on-site therapists, and have an on-site gym and restaurant.

Closing date 21st August 2018 at midnight. For full details and to apply please visit: https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1595002

Published on: 
6 Aug 2018