Running your organisation

Information about how to develop your workforce, manage performance and strengthen governance.

Assessing environmental impact

Assessing the environmental impact of your building and operations can not only help you meet organisational commitments to sustainability, but can also reduce running costs and increase efficiency.

Advice to private archives

Private archives encompass the archives of non-public organisations including businesses, charities, religious bodies and private individuals.

Developing your workforce

Workforce Development Strategy In 2017, The National Archives engaged the independent research consultancy Pye Tait to carry out an extensive evaluation of the archive sector using roundtables, phone interviews and a national online workforce survey.

Managing and governing

In this managing and governing section, we provide you with resources related to organisational health.

Managing performance

Managing performance helps to develop services that are better and more sustainable, and ensures resources are used efficiently and effectively.

Equality and diversity

Archive services of all types and sizes need to consider issues of equality and diversity.

Strengthening governance

On this page, we provide guidance for local authorities and their staff to make decisions that ensure their archives and records are sustainably managed.

Forward planning

A forward plan is a powerful tool for service improvement and is a key requirement for Archive Service Accreditation.

Developing partnerships

The archives sector is inherently collaborative.

Capital developments

Planning and delivering a new archive building or store or refurbishing an existing building can be a significant challenge.

Generating income

There are a number of ways archive services generate income.