AD Guild Committees

We aim for our committees to be at the heart of what we do at the AD Guild. Committees offer a forum for members to discuss ideas, share feedback and work collaboratively on a wide range of initiatives and subjects relevant to the professional growth of ADs and the promotion of its craft.

Would you like to join a Committee?

Education & Training Committee - Download Handbook

The Education & Training Committee is one of the cornerstones of our AD Guild. Its webinars, training, courses and events form some of the key benefits provided to our membership and support their professional development.

Pensions & Finance Committee - Download Handbook

The Pensions & Finance Committee is a key part of the Guild’s plan to support members throughout their working lives in the profession, no matter at what stage they start. This Committee’s work includes providing resources, webinars and advice for members using partnerships with financial professionals who can provide appropriate planning and pensions advice. Through this Committee’s work, we hope to ensure that our members are equipped with the knowledge to make informed decisions for their future.

Diversity & Equality Committee - Download Handbook

The Diversity & Equality Committee is an essential part of our vision for a more accessible and diverse workforce. It aims to support and advocate for greater diversity within our industry and to provide the opportunities and structures to ensure members from all backgrounds feel empowered and welcomed within it.

Rate Card Committee - Download Handbook

The Rate Card Committee is a critical partner for the industry in researching and promoting fair employment rates for AD Guild members; it was one of the key drivers behind the Guild’s formation in 2020. This Committee’s ambition is to fight for a fair and transparent standardisation of rates for all Assistant Directors across the various industry formats and to help uphold these rates through labour unions such as BECTU. This Committee’s continued work on the ADG Rate Card is a consistent part of our strategy and commitment to these goals.

Website & Social Media Committee - Download Handbook

The Website & Social Media Committee offers a creative platform for members to contribute to the wider content of AD Guild. This includes everything from website content and user journey, to news, social media campaigns and multimedia content as part of our membership engagement and wider recruitment strategy.

Membership Committee - Download Handbook

The Membership Committee is responsible for the approval process of admitting new AD Guild members. It has an integral role in the review and validation of membership applications and ensures the quality and appropriate level of membership. It also helps to resolve any internal members’ disputes and oversees any disciplinary procedures associated with this.

Regional Committee - Download Handbook

The Regional Committee is an important part of the Guild’s holistic approach to membership engagement across the UK. This Committee’s work requires a collaborative approach, providing ways in which the Guild can have a regional presence across events, outreach initiatives, socials and networking as well as our wider membership recruitment strategy nationwide.

Where do my ideas go next?

Once agreed at a Committee meeting, your ideas and initiatives are put forward to the quarterly Advisory Council meetings and the Board of Directors for their review and ultimate approval. Our AD Guild Treasurer and AD Guild Manager will also assess the appropriate budget, staff and resources allocated to each initiative, and facilitate engagement with key stakeholders in any partnership collaboration.

While we welcome members working independently on agenda items, please keep paid staff informed of the work you do outside of any Committee meeting.

How we can support your ideas

AD Guild staff are here to facilitate your discussions and ideas. Staff are available to organise your meetings, and follow up with working-group minutes and action points if needed. We know our AD members are busy with personal and professional commitments, which is why we have remodelled our Committees to be as informal as possible and to offer an accessible platform for members to contribute their ideas and voices.

If there is an issue or potential project which you feel passionate about, or you have some available time in your calendar, please consider attending one or mere Committee meetings. We want to encourage an open forum for all members to be involved in the Guild’s future whenever possible.

How can I join a committee?

You can join either as a permanent Committee member or drop in for a session on a topic you’re interested in. Just check out the AD Guild events page on the AD Guild website ( and simply RSVP to join!

Your only commitment as a Committee member is to keep up to date - and others informed of your Committee activities - using the Basecamp platform. Here, a dedicated virtual Committee Room is allocated to aid communication between its members. To request access, please contact us at this email -

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