Our organisation’s structure
See our organisational chart down to head of department level below.
Staff engagement survey
The Annual Civil Service People Survey is a measure of how engaged employees are with their work and it is calculated from responses to five of the key questions in the people survey:
- I am proud when I tell others I am part of The National Archives
- I would recommend The National Archives as a great place to work
- I feel a strong personal attachment to The National Archives
- The National Archives inspires me to do the best in my job
- The National Archives motivates me to help it achieve its objectives
Research in the private and public sector suggests organisations with high levels of engagement are more efficient and effective. In 2022, The National Archives’ Employee Engagement Index was calculated at 69%. This puts The National Archives in the top quartile within the Civil Service.
Results from the 2022 survey are published on the Civil Service People Survey hub on GOV.UK
Results from the 2021 survey are published on the Civil Service People Survey hub on GOV.UK.
Results from the 2020 survey are published on the Civil Service People Survey hub on GOV.UK.
Staff sick absences
View figures relating to National Archives staff sick absences below. Content provided in this section is additional to that required by the Government’s transparency commitments. This content is updated on a monthly basis.
See information below about staff self-declaring ethnicity, the number of women working at The National Archives along with those in senior positions, and numbers of staff self-declaring disability. Content provided in this section is additional to that required by the Government’s transparency commitments. Information is updated on a quarterly basis.
Gender pay gap
Gender pay reporting legislation requires employers with 250 or more employees to publish statutory calculations every year showing how large the pay gap is between their male and female employees and is expressed as a percentage. It differs from equal pay, which is concerned with pay differences between men and women who carry out the same jobs, similar jobs, or work of equal value. The document below provides a breakdown of this data from 2017 to 2019.
Public Sector Apprenticeships target data reporting 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
Apprenticeships are more important than ever in helping businesses to recruit the right people and develop the skills needed to recover and grow – both now and in the long term.
In the difficult and uncertain operating context created by the pandemic it is vital that the public sector leads the way and continues to demonstrate a commitment to apprenticeships as a means to boost employment and raise skills capability in the economy.
All public sector bodies who employ 250 staff or more have a legal requirement to publish their progress against the public sector apprenticeships target and submit this to the Department for Education. Data for The National Archives for this period is detailed below:
- Number of employees who were working for The National Archives on 31 March 2021: 545
- Number of new employees who started working for The National Archives between 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021: 62
- Number of apprentices who were working for The National Archives on 31 March 2021: 6
- Number of new apprentices at The National Archives between 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 (includes both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship): 3
- Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) as a proportion of employment starts between 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021: 4.84%
- Percentage of total headcount that were apprentices on 31 March 2021: 1.10%
Workforce management data
The data in the file providing workforce management information shows the number of people we employ (headcount) and the full-time equivalent each month. The report includes the number of non-payroll staff, and the pay bill costs relating to staff, broken down into component parts (for example, salaries, allowances, and employer’s pensions contributions). This data is also available on data.gov.uk. This data is updated on an annual basis.
Trade Union facility time data
The data provides information about the time employees take off for official trade union activities, and the costs involved. This data is also available on data.gov.uk. This data is updated on an annual basis.
- 20-year rule
- Register of interests
- Conflicts of interest
- Energy, environment and sustainability
- How we spend public money
- Freedom of information requests
- Our public services
- Tenders and contracts
- Digitisation and digital archives
- Reclosure Panel
- Misplaced items
- Framework document for The National Archives
- Terms of Reference of The National Archives’ Board
- Information Management Report
- COVID-19 secure risk assessment
- Record transfer report
- Record transfer report for local bodies
- Modern slavery statement