23 July 2019

Kew, London

£36,000 p/a

Full-Time


Job description

Are you passionate about inclusion with the skills and experience to make a difference to the archive sector in the UK? The National Archives in the UK are looking for an inclusion and change manager to work with archives across the UK to build partnerships and lead collaborative initiatives in support of an inclusive, representative and diverse archive sector. 

The National Archives new strategic vision, Archives for Everyone, is committed to developing inclusive, entrepreneurial, disruptive archives that build trust and tear down barriers to access, participation and understanding. The inclusive archive will be bold and innovative, it will work with talent from diverse backgrounds to ensure archives are encountered by people and communities in unexpected places and at vital moments. 

About the role: 

The post-holder will champion new approaches to inclusive practice throughout the sector, raising awareness and developing connections across the archives workforce. You will facilitate the formation of networks and relationships with, and between, under-represented communities; those with experience of facing barriers; and key change makers. You will create partnerships with, and seek learning from, other sectors who are also tackling this pressing issue. You will also work across The National Archives with the Outreach and Collections teams to ensure a coherent, embedded approach. 

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About you: 

We are looking for someone who is passionate about developing an inclusive and diverse archive sector. You will have knowledge of current approaches to development and implementation of inclusion policy and practice across the Creative and Cultural Heritage sector and demonstrable experience of creating partnerships and networks to develop and deliver collaborative projects that produce sustainable outcomes. You will be confident and sensitive with the ability to communicate complex issues to a diverse audience and influence, advocate and build relationships internally and externally. 

Essential criteria: 

  • Demonstrable experience of developing and embedding inclusive practice and an understanding of the inequalities which form barriers to engagement. 
  • Experience of working with a diverse range of collaborators and partners including under-represented communities and stakeholders with experience of facing barriers. 
  • Knowledge of current approaches to development and implementation of inclusion policy and practice across the Creative and Cultural Heritage sector. 
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and delivering collaborative projects, with an ability to plan complex workloads, budgets and communications. 
  • Confident and sensitive communicator with the ability to communicate complex issues to a diverse audience 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to influence, advocate and build relationships internally and externally. 
  • Demonstrable ability to work on own initiative and independently, with strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise own workload. 

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