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Education Officer

  • Organisation:The National Archives
  • Location:London, England
  • Salary:£28,040
  • Contract type:Permanent / Full-Time


Would you like to work in an exciting and dynamic team, helping school children, families and young people to engage with our original historical sources through workshops and creative projects?

Job description

For full job description please click ‘find out more’ at the bottom of this page.


The Education and Outreach Department at The National Archives are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and talented educator to join our successful team. Working with original archival material, you will research, develop and deliver taught workshops for schools (from KS1 – KS5) both onsite and online; design and lead family sessions as part of our exciting Time Travel Club programme; and play a role in helping to steer and run our creative projects for young people.
In addition to this, you will also support the delivery and development of our growing SEND provision for schools and the growth of our CPD work with teachers. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively across the department and to support the Outreach team with their delivery of community and regional programming.
The department has a commitment to increase our regional reach, as well as engage more diverse audiences. We are also continuing to explore lesser told stories and diverse histories through our programme. It is an exciting time for the Education service as provision is growing, supported by the addition of new purpose built learning spaces.

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, wellbeing resources (e.g. on-site therapists) and an on-site gym, restaurant, shop and staff bar.

This is a full time post. However, requests for part-time working, flexible working and job share will be considered, taking into account at all times the operational needs of the Department. A combination of onsite and home working is available and applicants should be able to regularly travel to our Kew site.

We are committed to continually improving the diversity of our workforce and therefore encourage applications from people of colour, the LGBTQI+ community, the trans community, those who are neuro diverse, and those with a disability.

How to Apply:

To submit your application please click the ‘Apply now’ button on this page. You will be asked to write a personal statement and upload your CV. In your personal statement please explain, using examples, how you meet the essential criteria below. You may draw on knowledge, skills, abilities, experience gained from paid work, domestic responsibilities, education, leisure interests and voluntary activities. Please note selection for interview will largely be based on the information you provide in this section so please make full use of the 1250 word count.


  1. Knowledge to degree level in a relevant subject or equivalent of British History.
  2. Qualified teacher status.
  3. Experience as a teacher at primary or secondary level within the last 3 years. Or experience teaching in a heritage setting in the last 3 years.
  4. Experience of researching and using historical sources or archival material in a learning environment.
  5. Ability to work on own initiative and have a flexible approach.
  6. Excellent communication and team working skills.
  7. Ideas, creativity and enthusiasm.
  8. Good ICT skills within a learning environment.


  1. A History degree.
  2. Experience of delivering or co-ordinating schools visits.
  3. Experience of delivering an outreach or family programme.
  4. Masters Degree level qualification in Education or experience of contributing to/ participating in a professional development programme.
  5. Experience of using learning platforms and remote teaching environments.
  6. Knowledge of the records held by the National Archives.
  7. Administrative experience.


Generous benefits package, including pension, sports and social club facilities, onsite gym, discounted rates at our on-site cafe and opportunities for training and development.

Any move to The National Archives from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax-Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at;

Application Closing Date: 04 July 2022

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