[Job] Royal Geographical Soc vacancy, Comms & Media Officer, ??(22-23).7k, closing 19 April #scicomm jobs

The Royal Geographical Society makes me swoon a bit – I am a member and enjoy their Monday evening talks when I can get to them. Also Michael Palin is the President, and they have rather good PDFs on dealing with medical emergencies when away from usual sources of help http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Publications/EAC+publications/Expedition+medicine/… and http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Publications/EAC+publications/Expedition+medicine/…

Note that IBG = Institute of British Geographers

via psci-com – note that the original email provided contact details for anyone wanting an informal chat, but I tend to take these out when I post things on Posterous.


Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Communications & Media Officer

The Society is seeking a dynamic individual with strong communications skills to help communicate effectively with the Society’s stakeholders and assist in raising awareness of geography and the Society’s activities in the press.

Global climate change, controversies over migration in the UK, groundwater pollution in the developing world, a website for schools to explore the history of family names, exhibitions on the Punjab and Afghanistan, are just a few recent examples of the types of stories you will have to promote.

Based at the Society’s Headquarters in Kensington, London, the post will initially be for a fixed term of one year, with a view to being renewed thereafter subject to finances.

Salary: The post, which is pensionable, will be made in the salary range of ??22,715 to ??23,770 p.a. inclusive, according to experience.

Application procedure: Those wishing to apply should email Dr Steven Toole, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, EMAIL s.toole //at // rgs.org with a copy of their CV, recent relevant examples of their communications work and a covering letter explaining their suitability for the post and how they fulfill the selection criteria listed in the detailed job description. 

Communications & Media Officer job description

(General page for RGS jobs http://www.rgs.org/AboutUs/Jobs.htm)

Applications must be received by 9.00am on Monday 19th April 2010. Interviews will be held during the week beginning 26th April 2010.

We thank, in advance, all candidates for applying and regret we are unable to write separately to those who are not on the shortlist

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