||The National Archives
||7th November 2018
||£55000 - £60000
||Including market supplement + excellent benefits
||The National Archives
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What will the future know of today? Archives, as the homes for our collective memories, are in the future business. Your work will ensure that today’s digital records are accessible to the next generation of citizens, researchers and historians.
Archives matter. Without records, we could not hold government to account, carry out pioneering research or learn from the past. Whether they are websites, the evidence heard by inquiries or the algorithms which support decision-making in official institutions, the survival of our digital public records is vital. In this role, you will develop services that will enable us to deliver our ambitious vision to build the disruptive digital archive of the future.
About the role
Our digital strategy sets out the ambition to transform ourselves into an archive that is digital by instinct and design, embracing disruptive innovation to re-invent what it means to be an archive in the digital age. This role is about building our future, harnessing user research and technical innovation to create solid foundations for services that channel digital records into the archive, protect and preserve them for the future and open up access.
You should be passionate about technology and information management, and your own skill development. Your creativity and experience will be essential to the organisation to inform and shape the design and development of new workflows and services. You will be motivated to find solutions to complex problems and will frequently look for opportunities to do things better. We are looking for an excellent senior developer who thrives on working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams. This is an opportunity to work with similarly committed and talented developers, designers, archivists and researchers who share a passion for creating high quality, user-focused digital services for a range of audiences.
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, the option to work part time or job share and discounts with local businesses (e.g. beauty salons and bars). We also offer wellbeing resources (e.g. on-site therapists) and have an on-site gym, restaurant, shop and staff bar.
Closing date: 14th December at midnight
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