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Bullying, harassment and discrimination: a joint statement by CIfA, FAME and the Prospect Archaeologists’ Branch

We acknowledge that the problems of bullying, harassment and discrimination which exist in society are also present in our profession and that addressing them requires a change of culture. We recognise that, as well as causing significant harm to individuals, failure to address these issues leads to the loss of talented professionals from the sector […]

Job: FAME CEO

FAME, the voice of commercial archaeology managers and employers, is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive to represent FAME with major stakeholders and to take lead responsibility for FAME’s advocacy work, with effect from June 2019 when the current post holder is due to step down. This is a role for an independent, senior […]

FAME H&S survey is open

Part of FAME’s Health & Safety strategy is the compilation of industry data to allow organisations to benchmark their performance against figures for the whole sector. We have created a very short survey to collect this data and would request that you support FAME by answering it. There are a maximum of ten questions – […]

The Archaeology Training Forum awards – Call for Nominations

The Archaeology Training Forum Award recognises and promotes best practice in training or professional development in archaeology. The award aims to recognise excellence in the fields of learning, training and professional development and is open to archaeological organisations, individuals, partnerships and collaborative projects throughout the United Kingdom, whether paid or voluntary. Entries must demonstrate an […]

Policy paper on citizens’ rights in the event of a no deal Brexit

The Government has released a policy paper on what would happen to citizens’ rights in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, both for EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU. Given that what will happen is still unknown, even the timeline for deciding that, all archaeology […]

FAME to work with partners on bullying and harassment in archaeology

The UK workplace is coming to terms with issues around equality and diversity. It is clear that the archaeology profession and business also needs to address these challenges. Most of FAME’s members already have policies to address many of these issues. Most senior managers are fully supportive. But we call on our members to redouble […]

New FAME advice on PC role

Once again some clients have been putting pressure on archaeologists to act in the role of Principal Contractor. The HSE provided guidance on this back in 2015, and FAME have again sought their advice. This confirms that the PC role is not required where archaeological works are undertaken separately from construction, and where they are […]

FAME’s New Mission Statement

FAME’s board, after consulting with members has decided upon a mission statement to reflect the purpose of the organisation: To strive for a business environment where archaeological organizations can operate safely and sustainably, the well-being of employees is prioritised and archaeologists feel empowered to build careers and expertise, so that collectively we can conserve and […]

Archaeology subsistence payments and tax

Several members report that HMRC are now getting tough regarding staff subsistence payments and tax. It has been standard in archaeology for overnight payments (commonly £15 per night) to be made to staff without the need to collect receipts, and for these not to be subject to tax and NI. The dispensation that allowed for […]

Useful Information for non UK citizens working in UK archaeology

Non UK workers are a vital part of the archaeological workforce. FAME members Headland Archaeology are sharing some useful guidance designed to clarify the current position for foreign workers looking to work in UK archaeology. This is based on the latest UK government advice but we can only vouch for its accuracy as of today. We will try […]

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