1 December 2019

Kew, London

£35,000 p/a


Summary

Do you have a passion for building creative, user focused digital products? Do you enjoy working with colleagues to shape ideas into innovative solutions that balance user needs with business goals? If so, The National Archives would love to hear from you.

The National Archives is looking for an experienced user interface developer with strong design skills to help us create outstanding digital services for our users (including the public, students, government departments and academic researchers). This is a key element of our ambitious vision to transform our digital services, ensure the public record thrives and survives and open up access to 900 years of British history.

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Responsibilities

About the role:

We have two available roles within our Digital Archiving department, one permanent and one a six month fixed term maternity cover (which may possibly be extended to 12 months). 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.

We have a track record of delivering high quality, innovative and ambitious digital services to diverse audiences. You will be part of a creative, motivated team which embraces challenge and looks for opportunities to do things differently.We are becoming a more Agile organisation and as we grow our digital capacity, our designer/developers will become a core part of our multi-disciplinary Agile product teams.

Our plans include creating a digital service to transfer born digital records from government departments into one of the largest and most diverse digital archives in the world, enabling a steady flow of born-digital records into the archive so that we can ensure they survive now and for future generations.

About you:

You will have excellent front-end development skills, and a passion for usability and accessibility. You will thrive working collaboratively in a product focused multidisciplinary team and will have experience working with Agile principles.

This is an opportunity to work with committed and talented developers, designers, archivists and researchers who share a vision of creating high quality digital services for a range of audiences.

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