Recruitment to the Advisory Council and Forum on National Records and Archives

The Lord Chancellor, Chris Grayling, is currently seeking eight new members for his Advisory Council on National Records and Archives. 
 
The Council advises the Lord Chancellor on records and archival matters, in particular access to historical information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and on policy issues relating to archival records. It is chaired by the Master of the Rolls, Lord Dyson, and its 17 members include experts with knowledge and experience in archives, digital archives, academic research, information management, social and cultural history, Parliament and the Civil and Diplomatic Services. 
 
We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate a proven ability to form an independent view, have the ability to weigh up the balance of arguments, scrutinise and influence policy and engage and facilitate in strategic thinking. They should have a track record of contributing to senior level discussions and also demonstrate expertise in one of the following areas:
 
Archives policy and information management 
Use of archives, e.g. as an academic or independent researcher, historian, or journalist/media professional
Public policy and government, e.g. through experience of offering advice and undertaking scrutiny within the national political and administrative framework of government
 
Anyone interested in these vacancies can find out more about the posts and about how to apply (and about the work of the Advisory Council more generally) on our webpage http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/advisorycouncil/default.htm  or through the Cabinet Office's Public Appointments website http://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/ . 
 
The closing date for applications is 12 May 2014.
 
23 Apr 2014