Jersey Heritage is looking for three Islanders with diverse skills and backgrounds to sit on an independent panel that oversees its work to preserve Jersey’s unique recorded cultural history.
The vacancies for the Records Advisory Panel have arisen because members are stepping down at the end of their six-year terms. The roles are honorary and the Panel of five meets quarterly at Jersey Archive.
Linda Romeril, Jersey Heritage’s Director of Archives & Collections said the successful candidates would have an interest in Jersey’s history and ideally some experience working with archives, records management or digital record-keeping. She said: “Our work to preserve the Island’s unique recorded cultural heritage ensures that future generations can access paper and digital archival material to learn about Jersey’s past. We work closely with the Panel and they advise us on the performance of our duties and responsibility under the law.
“We are hoping to receive applications from a diverse range of individuals who have an interest in Jersey’s heritage and we would particularly like to encourage anyone with a strong background in digital record-keeping and preservation to apply.”
The Archive is Jersey’s national repository, holding archival material from public institutions, as well as private businesses and individuals. The Panel’s work falls under the Public Records (Jersey) Law 2002.
Jeremy Harris, the retiring Panel Chairperson, said: “It has been my pleasure over the last six years to serve alongside people with an active interest in public records, including local history research, family history, records management and digital records. I would encourage anyone with an interest and experience in one of more of these areas to consider putting forward their names for Panel membership.”
The closing date for applications is 19 November 2021. More information about the roles is available at www.jerseyheritage.org/about-us/jobs/.