The Society seeks a Grants Officer to coordinate and promote its grants programme. The Society’s grants (www.rgs.org/grants) provide an important source of funding for research and training in geography.
The grants are wide-ranging and offer support to desk and field-based researchers, expedition teams, independent travellers and school teachers for work in the UK and overseas. During 2010 the Society provided more than £180,000 in grants (with individual grants ranging from £350 to £15,000), supporting more than 80 research, fieldwork and educational projects.
The Grants Officer reports directly to the Head of Research and Higher Education, but works across all key divisions of the Society encompassing research, education and outdoor learning. Complete details of the Society’s grants can be found on the website: www.rgs.org/grants
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The position of Grants Officer is initially for a fixed term of one year; potentially renewable subject to finances. There is an initial three month probationary period. The post is salaried between £24,125 to £25,185 per annum depending on experience and qualifications.
To apply email or write to Dr. Catherine Souch, Head of Research and Higher Education Division, Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR (C.Souch@rgs.org). Your application must include a CV, a covering letter explaining suitability for the post and addressing the selection criteria, details of current salary, the names and email addresses of two referees, and contact details (telephone and email).
Applications should be received by noon Tuesday May 3. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 9 May 2011.