The National Archives
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The National Archives Careers and Employment

About the company

  • Founded
  • Company size
    501 to 1,000
  • Revenue
    £18m to £73m (GBP)
  • Industry
    Government & Public Administration
  • Headquarters
    The National Archives Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU
  • Link
    The National Archives website
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Software Development

7 jobs


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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 20 reviews and is evolving.



Software Developer in London, Greater London
on 18 May 2020
Lovely People with Unfortunate Pay
I truly loved my time at The National Archives - the team I worked with had some of the hardest workers and positive people that I have met in my time working. Unfortunately I felt I had to leave. This was due to my pay not reflecting the high-cost location of nearby London, nor a pay-rise for effectively being promoted. In addition, some of the ideas held by those who have been in the business for a long time have effectively stagnated, so it's particularly difficult to incite any change in the business. The good people did outweight this for me, but I recognise it isn't for everyone!
Archives Development Manager (Archivist) in Surrey
on 26 March 2022
Excellent location and colleagues
Excellent location and colleagues. Interesting and challenging work a d opportunities to work with colleagues across archives, museums, libaries, arts and heritage. Excellent learning opportunities.
Archive Supervisor and Assistant in Kew, London
on 31 May 2019
first job in the heritage sector
This was a full time position and my first in the heritage sector. This was a target of mine as it would give me more job satisfaction as I have a passion for history. however some of the staff were unfriendly and some weeks you worked six days in a row.
Procurement & Contract Management Business Partner in London, Greater London
on 20 March 2019
It is a great place to work
Have learnt a lot and been exposed to a variety of procurement exercises. The culture here is very friendly and I have learnt a lot in a short space of time. It is a cultural destination and I enjoy the work immensely
Manager in Richmond upon Thames, Greater London
on 5 December 2018
Love working here
Great atmosphere, nice colleagues, excellent facilities, including free museum and parking. Wellbeing is good and we hold an annual wellbeing day for staff every spring. Work areas are clean and clear of clutter and there are kitchens on every floor to make tea and lunch etc. As a relatively new manager, I feel things could be improved such as more joined up cross department working and better management of workloads within teams. In house recruitment guidance is very limited which is a sentiment expressed across the organisation. Cleaners don’t seem to clean desks etc as regularly as other offices I have worked in.

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