Interim Head of Finance


Full Time with 2 days per week in Kew (London) office

Up to £70,000 plus civil service pension and benefits

Reporting to the Corporate Services Director, the Interim Head of Finance will lead and manage the Finance department (currently 13 posts) in support of the strategic and financial objectives of The National Archives through the operation of a first-class Finance Department.

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.

We are seeking someone that would relish the chance to play a key role in ongoing transformation and want to impact strategy during the project.

You will need to be a strong ‘all-rounder’ – with a proven track record overseeing both the financial accounts and the FP&A areas for a relevantly complex organisation. It will be helpful if you possess strong investment appraisal skills and have experience of both working in the government sector and supporting ERP implementations.

Core skills required for the role:

  • Financial Planning
  • Business Partnering
  • Financial Reporting
  • Systems / Processes / Controls
  • Managing internal stakeholders
  • Managing external stakeholders
  • Leadership, staff management and development

Key Timings:

Please apply early as we are shortlisting on an ongoing basis:

  • Application deadline: Tuesday 19th October 2021 (share CV with
  • Interviews to be held w/c 25th October 2021
  • Start date – target is early November 2021