An exciting opportunity has arisen to shape The National Archives’ engagement and research relating to international history, embedding high-quality records research into wider engagement activities.
As Team Leader of the Overseas and Defence Team, you will line manage records specialists and be responsible for maintaining and sharing an expert knowledge of collections at The National Archives relating to diplomatic, colonial, military, intelligence and security history from the French Revolution to present day.
You will develop and undertake innovative and interdisciplinary research, inspiring a diverse audience of public, students, academics and the wider archive and government sectors to engage with archival material. This will include investigating cutting-edge digital formats and undertaking curatorial roles in our exhibition programme.
You will also have regular contact with a wide range of users, sharing knowledge and expertise internally and externally through our public service via a variety of onsite and online channels.
The National Archives aims to become a digital archive by design, and you will engage with developments in digital archiving and digital humanities research methods to promote and develop your specialist area.
The post may require working some evenings and some Saturdays to support public engagement.
This is a full time post. However, requests for flexible, part-time working and job share will be considered, taking into account at all times the operational needs of the Department.
An expert in diplomatic, colonial or international history, you should have an active research profile and a good network in the academic and research sectors relating to your field.
You will have a track record of developing and delivering inspiring programmes and events to engage the public with research, such as exhibitions, public talks, outreach workshops and educational activities.
You will have strong people management skills and your negotiation communication skills, both written and oral, will be excellent, with the ability to interact well and build effective relationships and networks within organisation and externally.
Salary: £34,257 per annum
Closing date: Sunday 10th January 2021
Picture: Extract from a report sent by the British Embassy in Washington in October 1959 On Fidel Castro (Source: The National Archives, catalogue reference: FO 371/139421)