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New website and members' area

We have been working on a new website for some time, which should be launched very soon. There will be a members’ area in the new site, where members will be able to download recent copies of TA (currently only those published over a year ago are available online) and other publications, download the latest copies if JIS, and update their details online.

Last reminder of salaries consultation

A reminder that the consultation deadline is looming for the reasonable starting salaries consultation. Responses must be received to kate.geary@archaeologists.net by 30 July 2010.

Download the letter here

Download the latest salary benchmarking report here

Archaeological job losses: latest report

The job-market in commercial archaeology remains volatile. There was a small increase in the number of individuals in work in the three months ending 31 March 2010, but this followed a decline in the previous quarter.

It is estimated that there was a total of 6233 individuals in UK archaeological employment on 1 April 2010. In August 2007, the total was 6865, and so archaeology as a whole is now 9% smaller than it was at that time.

IfA Workplace Learning Bursary in Non-Intrusive Archaeological Techniques

IfA Workplace Learning Bursary in Non-Intrusive Archaeological Techniques

Hosted by: Centre for Applied Archaeology, University of Salford. Duration: 1 Year Start date: 1st September 2010 Salary: £15, 100

Applications are invited for an HLF-funded IFA Workplace Learning Bursary based at the Centre for Applied Archaeology, University of Salford. The post is designed to provide the successful candidate training in the principles and practice of non-intrusive archaeological investigation.

Call for Sessions and Conference Questionnaire: what can we improve?

IFA ANNUAL CONFERENCE QUESTIONNAIRE: WHAT CAN WE IMPROVE?

IfA’s Annual Conference for Archaeologists is the flagship event for the Institute and its members. Its aim is to draw together individuals from all areas of the profession and beyond, offering topical and interesting sessions and debates, providing an excellent opportunity for CPD, networking and encouraging innovative approaches to historic environment policy and practice.

Former Chair honoured in Birthday Honours list

IfA Member and former Institute Chair, Professor Tim Darvill has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to archaeology. We would like to congratulate Professor Darvill on this achievement.

IfA - Salary benchamarking report and new consultation

Following discussion at IfA Council and elsewhere on the future of IfA minimum salary recommendations, Council tasked a working group consisting of representatives of Council, IfA’s Working Practices and Registered Organisations Committees, Diggers Forum and Responsible Post Holders to investigate the potential to develop recommendations for remuneration packages including ‘reasonable’ starting salary ranges for the different IfA grades of membership. The salary benchmarking report was also updated.

IfA is now seeking member views on this matter.

New IfA staff member

A new member of staff, A.N. Other, has joined the IfA team in the role of X Assistant

A new member of staff, A.N. Other, has joined the IfA team in the role of X Assistant.

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Website launch

The IfA launches its new website in April 2010.

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AIA/CBA day schools on industrial buildings

The AIA/CBA regional day schools on industrial buildings will continue into 2010.

These day schools, which are free to CBA and AIA members who comment on listed buildings, are continuing into 2010.

The north-east regional day school will be held at the Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineering in Newcastle on Tuesday November 24th, 2009, with talks on the coal and salt industry and the recording of engineering buildings, with a field visit round the Stephenson Quarter.

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