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RGS Job Opportunity: Geography Outdoors Administration Officer

The Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers) seeks a member of staff to support the work of Geography Outdoors: the centre supporting field research, exploration and outdoor learning providing information, advice and training to anyone wishing to undertake these activities either in the UK or overseas. The centre is part of the Society’s Education and Outdoor Learning Department.

Full job description: Geography Outdoors, Administration Officer (PDF)

This is a full time, permanent, appointment subject to successful completion of a four-month probationary period. The post will be salaried between £21,500-£23,000 per annum according to experience.

To apply, email or write to: Mrs Shane Winser, Geography Outdoors, Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR (s.winser@rgs.org) with a copy of your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for the post and how you fulfil the selection criteria.

Applications must be received by noon on Monday 22 July 2013. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 29 July 2013.

RGS Job Opportunity: Writer

Writer: Educational Resources
The Writer: Educational Resources post will be responsible for the future development and writing of the Society’s award winning online educational resources for schools. In particular it will be responsible for the future development of www.geographyinthenews.rgs.org.
This is a full time, permanent, appointment subject to successful completion of a six-month probationary period. The post will be salaried between £27,000-£28,000 per annum according to skills and experience.

To apply, please email Steve Brace, Head of Education and Outdoor Learning, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) at

s.brace@rgs.org with a copy of your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for the post and how you fulfil the selection criteria. Applications must be received by 5.00pm on 22 July 2013.

Interviews will be held on 1, 5 or 6 August 2013.

International Benchmarking Review of Human Geography: Launch Event

On the 4th March at 5.15 pm, the official report of the first ever International Benchmarking Review of UK Human Geography will be launched at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Commissioned by the ESRC, in partnership with the AHRC and the Society, the review was chaired by Professor David Ley (University of British Columbia) and undertaken by a panel of international experts drawn from Europe, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.  They examined a wide range of evidence with input from more than 160 members of the Human Geography scholarly community, university senior managers and users of research to evaluate the international standing of UK Human Geography, including consideration of its use beyond the academy.

Over wine, short presentations will outline the main findings and recommendations of the review, followed by time for questions and networking.

On behalf of the Society’s President, Professor Judith Rees, we have pleasure in inviting you to the launch and to the lecture that follows at 6.30pm by Professor Paul Boyle, CEO of the ESRC. He will be giving a lecture entitled:  ‘Measured, recorded and then what?’ in which he considers the uses that can be made of routinely collected data to give new research insights in the UKs changing society.

We do hope you will join us in celebrating the discipline and the contribution that it makes to the wider world.

If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Rachel Langley in the Director’s Office (r.langley@rgs.org).