16 October 2018


£28891 - £33094


Job Summary

National Records of Scotland (NRS) is currently seeking applications for a DIGITAL RECORDS ANALYST within THE DIGITAL RECORDS UNIT 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.

This new post is seeking a new addition to the Digital Records Unit who holds excellent digital and analytical skills in order to work closely and effectively with other public bodies and Stakeholders in creating and transferring records to courts and government.

Qualifications Required

For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria

  1. Strong analytical skills and an ability to collate different forms of information and to provide recommendations to inform decision making.
  2. Hands-on experience of analysing digital files at the bit stream level eg by using a hex editor; or you will have comparable experience in a related field such as digital forensics.
  3. Experience and knowledge of developing metadata models and validating data against those specifications.
  4. Proven ability to work flexibly and to meet agreed deadlines while maintaining a high degree of accuracy.

For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Susan Corrigall who can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0131 535 1410. 

If you experience any difficulties accessing the NRS website or completing the online application form, please contact Recruitment on 0131 244 8217  or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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