5 December 2021


£31,827 - pro rata


At the Royal College of Nursing we’re an optimistic organisation. And we’ve got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK – with over 465,000 members – all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.
We're accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard. Our people are our greatest asset, and we want people who can contribute to our purpose in line with our values.
Our Library & Archive Services have been awarded Archives Accreditation and Customer Service Excellence.
As the Assistant Archivist (Digital) you’ll use your positive attitude, your knowledge of archives and your ability to deliver all aspects of digital archive management.
It's a job full of possibilities as you could get involved in anything from contributing to departmental planning to building cross-organisation relationships, as well as helping staff to access the archive. We'll look to you to support our digital collecting, implement our preservation plans, scope and deliver cataloguing projects, share expert knowledge with staff, and help develop our online presence. It's a great way to build your knowledge of our work and to develop your potential. As our Assistant Archivist (Digital) you’ll manage some organisational wide projects whilst influencing stakeholders and building key relationships. As well as exceptional customer service, to join us you’ll need an in-depth knowledge of archives and experience handling digital records.
To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything’s possible.

What we offer you
We expect you to look after our archives. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. Our pay is highly competitive with annual leave up to 32 days. We offer an impressive range of benefits, a broad range of learning development opportunities and an award-winning health and wellbeing programme.
Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. Many of our employees enjoy flexible working enabling them to deliver results whilst having a good work life balance. We offer generous maternity, adoption, paternity, and shared parental leave packages.
As a result of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic most of our staff are currently working from home. When this ends, we’ll start trialling blended office and home working to empower our people to do their best work recognising that, to give our best, we must be able to balance the demands of work and home.


Our selection process
Please submit a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this role. You may not be shortlisted if you don’t.
We want your experience applying for a job with us to be the best it can be. We’re having to be more flexible about how we hold interviews and assessments, most of which are held by video call. If you foresee any problems with accessing a computer, webcam, or internet connection for this, please do let us know in your supporting statement.

Contact details
For more information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Fiona Bourne, Archives Operational Manager on 0131 662 6155.
For more information on the Recruitment & Selection process, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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