Our staff

Our organisation’s structure

See our organisational chart down to head of department level below.

Our organisational structure (PPT, 600 KB)

Staff engagement survey

The Civil Service People Survey took place during October 2018 and involved 102 organisations across the Civil Service. A key element of the survey is the ‘Employee Engagement Index’. This 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. The National Archives’ Employee Engagement Index was calculated at 67% this year. This classes The National Archives as a Civil Service High Performer.

Staff engagement survey results 2018 (PDF, 1.0 MB)

Staff engagement survey results 2017 (PDF, 1.04 MB)

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.

Staff sickness levels (XLS, 36 KB)

Staff diversity

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 published on a quarterly basis.

Staff diversity: 2019-20 (XLS, 0.04 MB)

Staff diversity: 2018-19 (XLS, 0.04 MB)

Staff diversity: 2017-18 (XLS, 0.04 MB)

Staff diversity: 2016-17 (XLS, 50 KB)

Staff diversity: 2015-16 (XLS, 54 KB)

Staff diversity: 2014-15 (XLS, 52 KB)

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 in 2017 and 2018.

Gender pay gap 2018 (PDF, 0.07 MB)

Gender pay gap 2017 (PDF, 53 KB)

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.

Workforce Management Data: April 2018-March 2019 (CSV, 0.03 MB)

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.

Trade Union Facility Time Data: April 2018-March 2019 (PDF, 0.17 MB)

Trade Union Facility Time Data: April 2017-March 2018 (PDF, 0.48 MB)