Seeking new delegates for our User Advisory Group

23 Jul 2021 01:58 PM

Would you like to represent the views of archive users and help to improve our services? If you are a regular archive user who would like to get involved at a more strategic level we’d love to hear from you, as we are seeking new voluntary delegates to join our User Advisory Group (UAG).

The User Advisory Group aims to give everyone who use our services the opportunity to participate in our planning and decision-making processes.

Delegates represent the collective voice of different sections of our user community, not only their own interests. As well as attending meetings, each delegate has a responsibility to engage with members of their respective user communities, sharing information and gathering feedback.

We would particularly like to hear from users who feel they could effectively represent one or more of the following user groups:

Representatives will also need to demonstrate they have the qualities to actively participate in the group, including:

Meetings are usually held at The National Archives in Kew four times a year but are currently being held virtually by video conference. The meetings are usually scheduled on Tuesdays during working hours. Dates and times are published well in advance and delegates are expected to make every effort to attend. Delegates may claim travel expenses.

We ask prospective delegates to commit to a minimum term of one year’s service. Find out more about the groups already represented and our current delegates on the UAG pages.

How to submit an expression of interest

If you would like to express interest in representing one of the groups listed above, please email us at the address below with the following information:

Delegates will be selected based upon the information provided.

It is important to us that our organisation is more diverse, so we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. We’re especially keen to hear from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates who are currently under-represented.

Please email your expression of interest to by 17:00 on Friday 13 August 2021.