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The Lord Chancellor's Advisory Council on National Records and Archives is looking to appoint eight new members.

The Council advises the Lord Chancellor on records and archival matters, in particular access to historical information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI), 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.

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

If you fit the above criteria and would like to apply, you can find more information on the Cabinet Office public appointments web pages and our Advisory Council web pages. The closing date for applications is 12 May 2014.

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