Elspeth Iliff ACIfA (8507)

Upgrading to Associate grade

After completing my degree I just wanted to dig. In 2015 I started as a trainee field archaeologist with Worcestershire Archaeology and worked on a variety of sites across the Midlands and further afield. Worcestershire Archaeology has given me opportunities to develop my skills, and as a field supervisor I now spend a lot of my time running smaller sites and undertaking watching briefs. This was a good time to upgrade my accreditation to ACIfA to better reflect my position within the profession. The process was easier than I expected, and it gave me an opportunity to look at my career from a step removed and see what I have accomplished. One accomplishment I am proud of is my election as a member of CIfA’s Advisory Council. I joined the Council in 2019 to help provide greater representation for diggers and have found it to be an excellent way to build my knowledge of CIfA, the issues that affect us, and the profession as a whole.