FAME, ambulance the voice of commercial archaeology managers and employers, stuff is reorganising. As part of this process we are seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive to represent FAME with major stakeholders and to take lead responsibility for FAME’s advocacy work, find with effect from July 2015 when our present CEO, Malcolm Cooper, is due to step down. This is a role for an independent, senior figure with a detailed understanding of the UK historic environment sector looking to play an influential part in driving significant improvements in policy and operations affecting commercial archaeology in the UK.

The role requires excellent communication and leadership skills, diplomacy and the ability to represent FAME’s diverse membership right across the UK without actual or perceived conflict.  The proposed engagement is based on a flexible approach, attending events and meetings as required. On average, the role is likely to require attendance at two or three meetings each month around the UK, and attendance at quarterly meetings of the FAME Management Board and annual networking Forum. This is a revised role following the recent growth of FAME and reflects a new approach and new governance, with administrative and Membership Services support drafted in. The engagement is proposed on a fee basis for a three year period with the possibility of extension.

For a role specification and a confidential discussion on what is involved in this new, key role in the UK heritage sector, please contact either the FAME Chair, Tim Malim, at [email protected] or the Vice-Chair, Taryn Nixon at [email protected]