Work or volunteer for us

As a learned Society, we are governed by our Council and rely on our committees and working parties (all of whom are committed volunteers) to guide and work closely with our team of experienced staff.   

Membership of HIS Council, committees and working parties changes regularly, and expressions of interest are always welcome.

Council, committee and staff vacancies

Council vacancies

Ordinary Member of HIS Council - Trustee role

Trustees help inspire, set and maintain the charity’s vision, mission and values, and Trustees who serve as Ordinary Members of Council do so for a three year term of office. Trustees attend Council meetings in order to help to develop the HIS strategy, and ensure compliance and accountability for finances, legal and governmental obligations are met. Previous experience in a Trustee role is not essential, as a full induction will take place.

Time commitment:

  • Council meetings take place four times per year
  • Annual Away Day
  • Annual General Meeting

Current vacancy

HIS Council is now seeking applications from full and trainee members with an interest in working with the Society at a very exciting time. Trustees help inspire, set and maintain the charity’s vision, mission and values. Council meetings take place 4 times per year, and Trustees attend in order to help to develop the HIS strategy, and ensure compliance and accountability for finances, legal and governmental obligations are met. Previous experience in a Trustee role is not essential, as a full induction will take place.

Trustees who serve as Ordinary Members of Council do so for a three year term of office.

To apply, please contact Kay Miller, Chief Executive (kay.miller@his.org.uk) and include a short description of what you feel you could bring to the trustee role. The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 October 2018.

Details of the members of the current HIS Council can be found here.

A description of the Trustee role is available to download.

Expressions of Interest

For an informal initial discussion, please contact (kay.miller@his.org.uk).

Committee vacancies

Committee Members

Time commitment:

  • Annual General Meeting
  • Committees typically meet 2-4 times per year


Details of the current HIS Committees and Terms of Reference can be found here.

Staff vacancies

There are no vacancies at present.