The Institute is a democratic membership organisation which is run by an elected Council made up of CIfA members. Some processes are delegated to various committees which are also made up of CIfA members who volunteer their time - see below. The dates of committee meetings (along with other CIfA activities) can be found on the events calendar.
Nicky Powell (chair)
Makes recommendations to Council concerning applications for membership of the institute and advises generally on validation procedures.
Rachel Edwards (chair)
Hears appeals against rejection of applications for election/transfer to any particular class of membership.
Robin Holgate (chair)
Processes applications for registration and advises Council on the development of the Registered Organisations scheme.
Beverley Ballin Smith (chair)
The Member services and promotions committee considers the benefits of CIfA membership to individuals and evaluates the value of being a member across all grades. The committee advises Council on the delivery of the Recruitment and Communications Plan, and ensures the publications policy is up to date. The committee aims to develop publications which further the aims of the CIfA and raise the profile of CIfA within the archaeological profession and with outside bodies.
Kirsten Holland (chair)
Advises CIfA Council and staff on best practice relating to standards and professional development. It promotes Continuing Professional Development (CPD), cooperates with other bodies in the development and provision of training in archaeology, encourages the provision of archaeological courses in education, establishes routes for career development within the profession, monitors and reviews the standard and nature of provision of historic environment services, monitors and reviews CIfA Standards and guidance, identifying the need for and developing new standards, good practice guidance and model contracts, monitors and reviews Health and Safety issues relating to historic environment practice, and monitors and reviews issues relating to pay and conditions in historic environment practice
All committees can be contacted using the details below:
Institute for Archaeologists
Miller Building Whiteknights
University of Reading
Tel: 0118 378 6446
Fax: 0118 378 6448