Advisory Council seeks new members

The Advisory Council on National Records and Archives is looking to appoint three new members. The Council advises the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on records and archival matters, in particular access to historical information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) and the Public Records Act, and on policy issues relating to archival records.

It is chaired by the Master of the Rolls 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.


The Council is 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.

Applicants 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, 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

How to apply

The recruitment advert is on the Cabinet Office website, together with all relevant forms. To apply, please send a CV with covering letter setting out how you match the selection criteria provided in the role and person specification, together with the monitoring forms and declaration of interests form to

If you have any difficulty with the application process, please contact David Goodwin on 020 7211 2310. If you would like to speak to someone about the nature of the role, please contact The Secretary to the Council on 020 8392 5337.

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