The Institute is a democratic membership organisation which is run by an elected Council made up of IfA members. Some processes are delegated to various committees which are also made up of IfA members who volunteer their time - see below. The dates of committee meetings (along with other IfA activities) can be found on the events calendar.
Dan Slatcher (chair)
Makes recommendations to Council concerning applications for membership of the institute and advises generally on validation procedures.
Membership Appeals committee
Rachel Edwards (chair)
Hears appeals against rejection of applications for election/transfer to any particular class of membership.
Registration Committee (Organisations)
Gerry Wait (chair)
Processes applications for registration and advises Council on the development of the Registered Organisations scheme.
Member services and promotions committee
Beverley Ballin Smith (chair)
The Member services and promotions committee considers the benefits of IfA 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 IfA and raise the profile of IfA within the archaeological profession and with outside bodies.
Professional Development and Practice
Nick Shepherd (chair)
Advises IfA 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 IfA 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
Contact a committee
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