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 chrisclarke600 [at] 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.

Conference Programme

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