Equality and diversity

The National Archives aims to be an inclusive organisation, reflecting the diverse needs and aspirations of employees and customers and promoting equality of access for all.

We are committed to tackling barriers to participation by creating a culture that encourages respect and values difference.

For more information on our commitment to equality and diversity, please see our policy:

Equality and Diversity Policy (PDF, 1.8MB)

Our commitment

Disability Confident

Disability Confident was launched in 2013 to replace the ‘Two Ticks – positive about disabled people’ scheme.  Being Disability Confident means The National Archives is benefitting from diverse skills and making a difference to the disability employment gap.

Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI)

The National Archives is a member of ENEI.

Working at The National Archives


It is important to us that our building and services are accessible for all visitors and staff. See more information about accessing The National Archives’ building and facilities.

Staff forums and action groups

We currently have staff forums for lesbian gay bisexual and transgender staff and neurodiverse staff.  The forums support individuals in the workplace through mentoring, befriending and social networks, and also help to raise awareness of the diversity issues that affect The National Archives and its employees.

Contemplation and prayer room

We have contemplation and prayer rooms available on site.  The rooms are a quiet space for private acts of worship by staff of all religions and for staff requiring contemplation time.