Work for HIS

Honorary Archivist Vacancy


Honorary Archivist


In 2020, a series of events and initiatives will take place to celebrate the 40th anniversaries of HIS and the Journal of Hospital Infection (JHI). 


The Society is seeking an Honorary Archivist (who will also act as an Honorary Historian in the first instance) to work with the HIS Council and the Chief Executive, to continue the work of previous Honorary Archivists and uncover and catalogue our history in readiness for our 40th anniversary celebrations.


Initial training in archival work will be provided as required, and Society staff will provide administrative support. Interested candidates must be a member of HIS.


For more information, download a Honorary Archivist role description. Application is by way of a supporting statement addressed to Kay Miller, Chief Executive ( The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 April 2018.

HIS Council and Committee Vacancies

Membership of HIS Council and HIS Committees changes regularly, and expressions of interest are always welcome.

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 by navigating the relevant heading in the left-hand pane of this webpage.

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  

Details of the current HIS Council can be found at

 A description of the Trustee role is available to download.

Expressions of Interest

For an informal initial discussion, please contact Dr Kay Miller, Chief Executive