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


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

Events, Membership and Communications Coordinator – Role description

Location: London | 37.5 hours per week | Initial 18 month contract

Starting salary: £25-30k dependent on experience | 30 days annual leave plus time of in lieu for weekend work

Reporting to: Membership, Education and Events Manager

The Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) is a membership organisation whose objectives are to advance knowledge, foster scientific interest, and disseminate information about the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs).

The Society has over 1,100 members who are experts in the prevention and control of HCAIs.  Our members are drawn largely from the medical profession, and are predominantly consultant microbiologists and doctors enrolled on an infection specialty training programme.  Nurses, clinical scientists, research scientists and others with a demonstrable professional interest in HCAIs are also a vital part of our membership network.

The Events, Membership and Communications Coordinator will join a small dynamic HIS staff team to support the planning and delivery of the HIS events and training programme, manage the membership database and member communications, and take overall responsibility for maintaining content of the HIS website and social media channels.  The post-holder will also be responsible for managing internal events and meetings, and will be the main point of contact for general emails and telephone enquiries to the Society.

To apply

The deadline for applications is 9am on 10 June 2019. Applicants are required to submit a CV and a covering letter of no more than two A4 pages in length addressing why you would like this post, and why you are perfect for this role. Incomplete applications will not be selected for shortlisting.

Role description.

Interviews will take place on 17 June 2019.  All applications and any queries should be addressed directly to              

Dr Helen Davies  -