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Commercial Director

Exec Appointments
Closing date
14 Jun 2021

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  • The National Archives
  • Commercial Director
  • London, Kew - (combination of onsite and home working is available and applicants should be able to regularly travel to our Kew site in West London)
  • Capped at £85,000 plus benefits (Including civil service pension)
  • (SCS1 Government Grading)

In this exciting newly created role, the Commercial Director will support the CEO and COO to grow and diversify commercial products and services at The National Archives as a key member of the Executive Team.

The National Archives is home to 1000 years of our nation's histories, from the Domesday Book to Downing Street tweets, our vast collection of archival treasures is as varied as it is inspiring. As the living, growing home of our national story, our obligation is to connect with the biggest and most diverse audience possible, in the most innovative ways we can.

Already a global exemplar in the archives sector for commercial activity, the Commercial Director will build from this foundation, exploiting opportunities to further leverage our rich asset base. Working with Executive colleagues to embed an entrepreneurial culture and ethos, these enhanced commercial returns will act as enabler for accelerated change, delivering the ambitious strategic vision set out in Archives for Everyone.

We want the right balance of talent and experience for this role. You will have the capability, track record and confidence to deliver against this vision, and will lead and inspire talented teams of professionals across a broad portfolio of teams, including licensing, publishing, digitisation, business development, venue hire, procurement, and contract management. You will also support and develop commercial activity outside of this direct portfolio.

The National Archives has partnered with Ivy Rock Partners executive search firm to recruit this post. For more information, please contact Michael Quest directly ( and request the candidate pack.

Application Deadline: 13th June 2021

Interviews: Weeks Commencing 21st & 28th June

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The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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