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Jobs at the Geological Society
The Geological Society of London is the UK national society for the geosciences. Founded in 1807, it is the oldest geological society in the world, providing a wide range of professional and scientific support to over 10,000 Fellows (members).
The Society is a vital forum in which geoscientists from a broad spectrum of disciplines can exchange ideas, and is renowned for its cutting edge scientific meetings and globally recognised geoscience publishing. It also plays an important role in the communication of geosciences to government, the media, students and the broader public.
The Society sponsors over 100 conferences a year, covering all aspects of geoscience. It has a network of specialist groups and joint associations, as well as regional groups across the UK.
The Society has a Publishing House based in Bath, which produces the Society’s journals. There is also a successful book-publishing programme, many of which are related to the meetings sponsored by the Society.
Located at Burlington House, Piccadilly, the Society shares a courtyard with several other scientific societies as well as the Royal Academy of Arts, placing it at the centre of an important meeting place for the arts and sciences.
Unless otherwise indicated, all posts are based in our office in Piccadilly, central London. We have a small number of staff in Bath where our Publishing House is located.
We do not directly employ geologists. For the latest employment opportunities in geology and the Earth science industry visit our online job listings.
Benefits at the Geological Society
In addition to providing a competitive basic salary, the Geological Society provides a comprehensive benefits package to employees:
- Contributory pension scheme
- 25 days leave per annum minimum plus Bank Holidays
- Death in service benefit
- Permanent disability scheme
- Interest free season ticket loan
- Agreed discounts with various organisations
Equal opportunities statement
The Geological Society will fulfil its statutory obligations to equal opportunities and aims to create an environment in which staff are selected and treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential, regardless of sex, colour, ethnic or national origin, race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, marital status or family circumstances. It is also committed to providing a harmonious and inclusive environment for work in which all individuals have the opportunity to contribute to their full potential.