Response sent: August 2010

Request:

The information I require is contact details of key people within your organisation that deal with the following areas:

  • Heads of Service or/and Managers responsible for Energy
  • Heads of Service or/and Managers responsible for Innovation
  • Heads of Service or/and Managers responsible for Human Resources Training
  • Heads of Service or/and Managers responsible for Learning and Skills
  • Heads of Service or/and Managers responsible for Communications (Press)

For each of the contacts, can you please send me their full contact name, actual job title, direct contact numbers and direct email addresses.

Outcome:

Successful

Response:

I have confirmed which of the roles on your list we do have and the title and key contact we have for those roles. We can also confirm the roles for which we have no equivalent, due to the distribution of that work across a number roles and functions. 

  • Heads of Service or/and Managers responsible for Energy - Head of Estates and Facilities - Paul Davies
  • Heads of Service or/and Managers responsible for Innovation - no role
  • Heads of Service or/and Managers responsible for Human Resources Training - Recruitment, Learning and Development and Staff Engagement Manager - Jane Craigie-Payne
  • Heads of Service or/and Managers responsible for Learning and Skills - Recruitment, Learning and Development and Staff Engagement Manager - Jane Craigie-Payne
  • Heads of Service or/and Managers responsible for Communications (Press) - Head of Press Office - Mel Hide

For further details on the organisational structure of The National Archives, please see our organisation chart on our Transparency page.

Please note that there are a number of ways in which you can contact people at The National Archives. Details of how you can contact us online, by post and by phone can be found at Contact us.

In your request you also asked for contact information for key contacts within the organisation.  Release of personal data of this sort is likely to lead to an inappropriate increase in email and phone traffic to officials who are not public-facing.  This circumvents the normal contact routes for public enquiries and is likely to detract from the normal duties of officials who are employed in internal roles.  In addition, officials who are specifically employed to deal with the public are usually best placed to respond to any questions that the public may have.

As such, release of this information would be seen to prejudice the effective conduct of public affairs (Section 36) by preventing non-public facing junior officials from discharging their duties.  This exemption is subject to a public interest test and in this instance the qualified person within The National Archives has agreed that the public interest is in favour of upholding the exemption and so refusing to disclose this information.