Archaeology pay and training: can the industry do more?
Prospect Archaeologists Branch and Diggers’ Forum joint day conference
Saturday 2 November 2013
This one-day conference builds on the success of the joint Prospect Archaeologists Branch and IfA Diggers’ Forum event last year. This time we want to explore the related issues of pay and training within professional archaeology.
A range of speakers, including contributors from Prospect and the Diggers’ Forum, will present papers and host discussions on how best to improve pay and training within the industry. The goal of the conference is to establish a set of key aims for industry groups on how to improve pay and training over the next year.
These are testing times – pay cuts, longer hours, job insecurity, poor career progression and lack of training. This day conference is your opportunity to have your say about how we can put things right.
The conference will be held at:
Mortimer Wheeler House
46 Eagle Wharf Road, London N1 7ED
Saturday 2nd November 2013
The conference is free to attend, but you will need to book a ticket in advanced to secure attendance. Please contact Chris Clarke at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place. In your e-mail please note if you are a Prospect or Diggers’ Forum member.
Financial assistance towards the cost of travel for Prospect and Diggers’ Forum members attending the conference is available. For those interested in taking up this offer please request further details when you e-mail.
10.15 – 10.30 Registration (Tea & Coffee)
10.30 – 10.40 Introduction from Prospect and Diggers’ Forum
Morning Session: Pay
10.40 – 11.00 Antony Francis (Prospect) – Paper Title TBC
11.00 – 11.15 Q&A/Discussion
11.15 – 11.35 Kate Geary (IfA) – Pay, Training and Professional Accreditation: Joining Up The Dots
11.35 – 11.50 Q&A/Discussion
11.50 – 12.10 Speaker TBC
12.10 – 12.25 Q&A/Discussion
12.25 – 12.55 Morning Session General Discussion
12.55 – 13.30 Lunch Break (buffet)
Afternoon Session: Training
13.30 – 13.50 Chiz Harward (DF) – Diggers’ Forum Survey on CPD and Training: Provisional Results and Conclusions
13.50 – 14.00 Q&A/Discussion
14.00 – 14.20 David Connolly (BAJR) - The Skills Passport: Opening the Door
14.20 – 14.30 Q&A/Discussion
14.30 – 15.00 Afternoon Session General Discussion