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Education Officer

Salary: £30,000

Reports to: Director of Science and Communications

Direct reports: Education Assistant

Contract: Permanent, full-time with two days in the office and three days remote working

Location: Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BG. Travel within the UK will also be required on occasion

Job Purpose: To ensure the provision of quality geoscience education resources for students, teachers and wider audiences through a variety of department initiatives. To deliver the relevant parts of the Society’s Business Plan, contributing to its longer-term aims. The Education Officer will oversee all areas of the education team’s work including:

• Implementation of the Society’s education strategy
• Overseeing the delivery of business plan items assigned to the education team
• Serving as the primary point of contact for all education matters
• Adhering to the departmental budget
• Planning and attendance at internal and external education and outreach events

You can find out more about the particular responsibilities and criteria for this role by downloading the job description.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please forward a copy of your CV together with a cover letter to Please ensure that your cover letter fully addresses the appointment criteria in the person specification. First round interviews will take place remotely, and final round interviews will take place at our premises in Burlington House, Piccadilly, London. Please let us know if you will require any special provisions to be made should you be called for an interview.

As part of our inclusive recruitment initiative we have introduced the concept of blind recruiting in order to evaluate applicants solely on their skills and experience. With this in mind, we encourage you to:

• Anonymise your application by stating only your initials in your CV and cover letter.
• State your initials only in the subject line when sending your application. 

Ensure that you have included your contact number, as well as dates when you will not be available or might have difficulty with the indicative timetable. All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK.

The Society is an equal opportunities employer. The post-holder will be expected to adhere to and support the Society’s commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion.

If you have any queries on any aspect of the appointment process please contact Farhana Begum, If you require further information or would like to discuss the role, please contact Alicia Newton,

The closing date for applications is 5 June 2022.

Core benefits for all employees

  • Core holidays (25 days increasing to 30 days with length of service plus Bank Holidays for full-time employees, pro-rated for part-time employees)
  • Support and wellbeing service (24/7 online GP, mental health support service and more)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Buying up to two days extra holiday
  • Self-certified sickness absence pay
  • Special leave
  • Family friendly leave
  • Annual travel season ticket loan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Fellowship of the Geological Society and membership of the Friends scheme