Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG)
Head of Public Engagement and Communications
Job description: HeadofPublicEngagementandCommsJDfinal17052013
The Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers) is expanding its Senior Management Team with a new appointment to lead and develop further the Society’s work in public engagement and communications. We seek a colleague who will bring appropriate senior expertise in these two areas, a passion for using geography to encourage and enable everyone to understand our changing world, and a combination of strong intellect, strategic leadership and team management skills.
The Society’s work in public engagement is highly regarded and has been expanded in recent years. The postholder will have responsibility, within the framework of our 2012-2016 strategy, for:
- Sustaining and developing further our work in public engagement online, on-site and outdoors, including partnerships with diverse community groups
- Leading the current review of the Society’s regional programme, with the intention of engaging existing members, new members and the public more fully, nationally and internationally
- Developing and implementing a communications strategy to enhance the Society’s public profile and that of geography with our breadth of user audiences, members and wider stakeholders
- Leading on the development of our social media policy
Full job description: Head of Public Engagement and Communications (PDF)
The post is salaried between £63,000 and £70,000 per annum depending on experience and qualifications. Those wishing to apply should write to Rita Gardner, by post or preferably by email, with a copy of their CV and covering letter explaining their suitability for the post and how they fulfil the selection criteria listed in the job description. The closing date for applications is 10 June 2013. First interviews will be held during the week beginning 24 June 2013. We regret that we are unable to respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us by 19 June 2013 please assume you have not been short-listed for interview.