We express our organisational values as ‘integrity’, ‘possibilities’ and ‘people’.
Our work has integrity at its core:
- the integrity of our collection, and of the services and expertise we provide around it
- our leadership role in the wider archives sector, supporting the integrity of other collections
- providing trusted and independent advice and services across government and the wider public sector
- enabling an increasingly open record and innovation in the use, re-use and sharing of data
- transparency, accountability and honesty in describing what we do, and what we can do
- impartiality and objectivity
We know that nothing is achieved without ambition: we value innovation and continual improvement.
- We are always looking to see how we can improve in everything we do
- We are prepared to learn from mistakes: we are not reckless, but neither are we risk-averse
- We have the courage to suggest and test new strategies and solutions – and we encourage and support others in doing the same
- We are collaborative and agile, moving quickly together to meet new challenges
We believe our most important asset is us: we are The National Archives.
- We respect each other and our different audiences: we treat people courteously, honestly and fairly
- We work together: we value the contribution of every colleague in every team, and understand that each has a unique contribution to make
- We take personal responsibility: we expect the best from ourselves and each other
- We celebrate excellence
- We understand that we work better when we enjoy what we do