CIfA Board of Directors lay director vacancy

Do you want to help the leading professional body representing archaeologists working in the UK and overseas? Do you have the governance skills required to help to direct a small but ambitious organisation? CIfA, the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, is looking for a director from outside the archaeology profession.

The role Lay director on the Board of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Responsible to  Chair of the Board of Directors
Responsibilities To bring new perspectives to the Board from outside the archaeological profession and to contribute to the Board’s discussions and decisions in its duty to promote high professional standards and strong ethics, maximising the value that archaeologists bring to society and bringing recognition and respect to the profession
Commitment 12-18 days per year, including six Board meetings
Skills/experience Skills in governance, communication, ability to work collegiately, strategic growth, ambassadorship, integrating professional interests across professions
Term 1 year initially, to be extended to 3 years on review, to a maximum of six years
Remuneration Travel and expenses only










If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please see the Information for candidates and Application form at or contact You are welcome to arrange an informal chat with the Chair of the Board by contacting the email address above.

Deadline for applications: 11 August 2023

Interviews: 13 or 14 September

Start date: Board meeting 7 November 2023