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 figure with a detailed understanding of the historic environment sector looking to play an influential part in driving significant improvements in policy and operations affecting commercial archaeology in the UK and Ireland.

The role requires excellent communication and leadership skills, diplomacy and the ability to represent FAME’s diverse membership right across the UK and Ireland without actual or perceived conflict. The proposed engagement is based on a flexible approach, attending events and meetings as required.

On average this part-time role requires five days a month, including attendance at various meetings around the UK and Ireland, preparation and attendance at quarterly meetings of the FAME Management Board, and organization of the annual AGM and networking Forum. FAME’s secretariat includes a Deputy CEO and membership support services, an honorary treasurer, as well as 12 directors who serve as the management board.

The engagement is proposed on a consultancy fee basis for a three year period with the possibility of extension. Availability for some shadowing during May – June would be beneficial as part of the hand-over process. Applications by letter to the Chair, with backing cv and personal vision for leading FAME forward over the next three – five years.

End date for applications 17th March, short-listing and interviews by end of March.

For a role specification and a confidential discussion on what is involved in this new, key role in the heritage sector, please contact either the FAME Chair, Tim Malim, at [email protected] the Vice-Chair, Chris Brayne at [email protected] or the current CEO Nick Shepherd [email protected]