National Records of Scotland

Preserving the past, Recording the present, Informing the future

Working for National Records of Scotland

Working for National Records of Scotland

Interested in working for National Records of Scotland?

National Records of Scotland employs approximately 430 staff working in a variety of roles for example, Archivists, Statisticians, conservators, customer services, exhibitions and finance.

In addition to recruiting for permanent roles, we offer Student Placements, Graduate Trainees and fixed term appointments.

Current Vacancies

Procurement Specialist (B2) - Permanent Employee

£31,266 - £ 35,813

National Records of Scotland (NRS) is recruiting for a Procurement Specialist in the Procurement & Commercial Services Team. The Team procures contracts for NRS, leading on the range of procurement activities, commercial decision-making and contract management covering the full end to end procurement process. As our business is very diverse so is the scope of our procurements, ranging from the high profile digital Scottish Census 2022 programme requirements to lower value conservation and archival contracts.

The team’s role is to provide specialist commercial, procurement and contracting advice and support; to drive the realisation of identifiable monetary savings for NRS; and will also contribute to the wider government economic agenda including improving business for SME’s and delivering the sustainability agenda. This will be achieved through the deployment of innovative sourcing techniques and on-going procurement, supplier and contract management methods.

For further information and to apply, simply visit Work for Scotland website.


Census Programme Finance Manager (C1) - Permanent Employee

£49,420 - £61,617

National Records of Scotland (NRS) is currently seeking applications for an Census Programme Finance Manager within National Records of Scotland Corporate Services based in Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

National Records of Scotland's Finance function works with NRS Senior Management, Budget Managers and stakeholders to ensure the delivery of value for money outcomes. This post is critical in providing the necessary support and advice to achieve that ambition, building strong relationships with their customers to support the Scottish Government's and NRS' overall purpose.

The post will support and will work closely with the Chief Finance Officer (C2) and the NRS Accountable Officer (C3) The post is embedded within the Census Programme, acting as a senior member of the programme team, but is part of the NRS Finance team.

For further information and to apply, simply visit Work for Scotland website.


Head of Portfolio and Governance (C1) - Permanent Appointment

£49,420 - £61,617

We are currently seeking applications for a Head of Portfolio and Governance within the National Records of Scotland based in Ladywell House, Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range.

NRS is looking for an experienced senior portfolio and governance professional to develop and embed a robust portfolio framework and approach to strategic change management.

At a time of significant change and delivery priorities, including Census 2022, the Head of Portfolio and Governance role will be instrumental in shaping the processes, guidance, documentation and engagement needed to establish an integrated infrastructure for project and change initiation. Core to this role is the lead the consistent approach to portfolio management and governance, improve current practices, secure better outcomes, support informed decision making and ensure value for money.

For further information and to apply, simply visit Work for Scotland website.


Senior Finance Manager (B3) - Permanent Appointment

£39,312 - £47,065

National Records of Scotland (NRS) is a non-ministerial office of the Scottish Government (SG). We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Finance Manager. This post is embedded in the NRS Finance Team.

This role offers a unique opportunity to work with a broad range of stakeholders, including NRS Senior Management and Budget Managers, ensuring the delivery of value for money outcomes. This post is important in building strong relationships with customers to support the SG’s and NRS’ overall purpose.

The post holder will work directly to the Corporate Finance Lead and will work closely with the Programme Finance Lead. The post is supported by a team of 8 finance staff.

For further information and to apply, simply visit Work for Scotland website.


Facilities Manager (B3) - Permanent Appointment

£39,312 - £47,065

We are currently seeking applications for a Facilities Manager with experience in Accommodation and Soft services management for the National Records of Scotland based in Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range.

NRS occupy and manage 5 buildings in Edinburgh, three of these buildings are Category A iconic listed buildings and sit in the heart of Edinburgh's World Heritage site. A sixth building provides essential office accommodation in Dumfries. A significant part of the estate provides archive storage facilities and General and New Register House offer essential public access facilities.

NRS are looking to recruit an experienced Facilities Manager with a strong customer focus and a background in delivering excellent accommodation and soft services management in a similar sized portfolio.

For further information and to apply, simply visit Work for Scotland website.


Functional Test Analyst (B2)- Fixed Term Appointment

£31,266 - £35,813

National Records of Scotland (NRS) is a Non-Ministerial Department (NMD) within the Scottish Administration. NRS are currently undergoing a period of exciting IT transformation as we modernise our application services, rationalise and improve our underlying infrastructure and start the mainstream adoption of cloud services.

We are looking for a Functional Test Analyst to support the delivery of a high quality and functionally rich Census for Scotland. The Functional Test Analyst will take a lead role in the preparation of test data, scripts and execution of production defects raised within the Census systems. Using their domain and business knowledge, they will be responsible for testing complex system functionality. They will also provide support for Test Analysts, advising on best test practices and reviewing test scenarios.

For further information and to apply, simply visit Work for Scotland website.