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Burlington House Jobs

Job title: Head of Events

Reports to: Director of Science and Communications

Responsible for: Three direct reports

Contract: Permanent, full-time

Location: Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

The Head of Events will refine and oversee the strategy for events at the Geological Society, growing both the slate of events offered by the Society and income from external venue hire. S/he will proactively work with the Head of Development to identify sponsorship opportunities to strengthen the financial position of the conference department. 

S/he will lead the department to deliver a top class experience for internal and external clients in order to grow the reputation of the Society in the events landscape.

Find out more about the role in the Job description.

To apply for this position, please send a copy of your CV together with a covering letter, outlining how you meet the requirements for the role, to recruitment@geolsoc.org.uk.

This role will require some work outside of normal work hours. Travel within the UK will also be required on occasion.

The Geological Society is committed to equal opportunities in the work place. The post holder will be expected to contribute to this environment

The closing date is 15 October 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.



Job title: Events Co-ordinator

Reports to: Head of Events

Location: Burlington House, London

Contract: 4 month fixed term (maternity cover)

An opportunity has opened up at the Geological Society of London, on a fixed term contract basis, for an experienced Events Co-ordinator to join our Events and Conference team.

The overall purpose of this post is to organise conferences, events and lectures approved by the Society’s Science Committee.  These events will comprise one to three-day Society flagship conferences and a careers’ fair as well as providing support for a lecture series for the general public and other events as needed. 

The post will also require you to liaise with a number of special interest groups of the Society as well as kindred organisations. 

The post holder will be expected to organise events to a high professional standard to provide efficiently run and effective events, and to have a minimum of 1 year’s experience of being the lead in organising, marketing and delivering meetings and events.

Find out more about the role in the Job description

To apply for this position, please send a copy of your CV together with a covering letter, outlining how you meet the requirements for the role, to recruitment@geolsoc.org.uk.

The closing date is 19 October 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.



Job title: Policy and Outreach Intern

Reports to: Head of Policy and Engagement

Location: Burlington House, London

We’re looking for an early-career or graduate Earth Scientist with lots of enthusiasm for communicating geoscience and its importance to society who wants to get some experience in outreach and science policy. You will be joining the science and communications team working among people working in the areas of geoscience policy, outreach, communications, digital communications and education. 

The main purpose of the role is to support the Society’s policy and outreach work by drafting and designing reports and materials on a number of critical geoscience policy issues and supporting the wider activities of the External Relations team.

Find out more about the role in the job description: Policy and Outreach Intern Job Description

To apply for this role, please forward your CV with a covering letter outlining your suitability for this role to recruitment@geolsoc.org.uk

Please include ‘Policy and Outreach Intern’ in the subject line of your e mail.

The closing date for this role is 19 October 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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For more information about the work of the Science and Communications team, see the following links: 

 Policy and Position Statements: www.geolsoc.org.uk/policy_statements

 Consultation responses: www.geolsoc.org.uk/consultations 

 Geological Society Blog: https://blog.geolsoc.org.uk/ 

 Earth Science Week 2018: www.geolsoc.org.uk/earthscienceweek 

 GSL Public Lectures 2018: www.geolsoc.org.uk/gsllondonlectures18 

 Education resources: www.geolsoc.org.uk/SupportingMaterials