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  1. Archaeology in Practice:the role of the Institute for Archaeologists Tim Howard Policy and Recruitment Manager, Institute for Archaeologists www.archaeologists.net

  2. INSTITUTE for ARCHAEOLOGISTS A professional institute for the study and care of the historic environment

  3. MIfA: exercising substantial responsibility for archaeological work AIfA: exercising responsibility for archaeological work PIfA: doing archaeological work Student: studying archaeology Affiliate: interested in archaeology

  4. We promote high standards of practice and a strong culture of professional integrity among archaeologists in order to increase the benefits that the historic environment brings to society. Mission Statement

  5. What does the IfA do for me?

  6. Standards and Ethics Central to professional credibility are: • Code of conduct • Adherence to accepted standards • Oversight of fellow practitioners

  7. a member should adhere to high standards of ethical and responsible behaviour in the conduct of archaeological affairs conserving heritage making reliable records publishing respecting colleagues Code of conduct

  8. - All members sign up to the Code of conduct and can be disciplined for its breach. Registered Organisations also commit to its principles - But with accountability comes credibility

  9. IfA Standards and Guidance generally accepted as benchmark in the profession The Institute continues to develop Standards such as the Stewardship Standard to be applied to curators Standards

  10. NVQ in archaeological practice introduced in 2007 Workplace learning bursaries Continuing professional development Seminars and other training events organised by IfA Groups Training

  11. Welter of legislation and guidance affecting archaeology In order to maximise its influence the profession must, where possible, present a united front and speak with a single voice Partnership across the sector has already produced some significant results Advocacy

  12. Pay and Conditions National Occupational Standards Comparative benchmarking Minimum pay and benefits packages Consensus Recession

  13. IfA membership services include • Four copies of our topical magazine The Archaeologist a year • Annual Yearbook and directory • Jobs Information Service • Professional services / discounts • Papers and leaflets on specialist professional topics • Reduced rates at our Annual Conference

  14. The Future • Increased membership more fully representative of the whole archaeological community • Expanded RO scheme with more comprehensive coverage in all sectors and all regions • Increasingly authoritative and effective voice • Charter ??