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Council elections 2020

Call for nominations to serve on Council

The following members of Council are due to retire at the Annual General Meeting in 2020:

  • Ms Lesley Dunlop
  • Dr Sarah Gordon
  • Prof Nick Rogers
  • Prof Katherine Royse
  • Mr John Talbot

Membership of Council enables you to influence the future of the Society in acting as a respected voice, serving science, the geoscience profession and society. Would you consider standing for election to Council and contributing to the work of the Society, as a member both of Council and one or more of its committees?

You will play an active role in the delivery of the Society's strategy, and help to facilitate the communication of new science through engagement with policy makers, the media and the public, and the certification of good practice in education and the profession. Membership of Council offers an opportunity to grow your knowledge and experience in the matters of science communication and strategy, the influence of science in policy making, and governance, and can contribute to Continuous Professional Development.

Nominations from candidates with trustee experience are very welcome. Knowledge and experience of scholarly publishing and of fund-raising are also useful. We also encourage nominations from post-doctoral researchers, early and mid-career academic and industry scientists.

Additionally, Graham Goffey (Treasurer), will stand down in June 2021 and candidates with an interest in this role and suitable experience will be much appreciated. The time commitment for the Treasurer is greater and Graham would be happy to speak to anyone who might be interested. There is a role description available on request.

Council appointment is open to any Fellow irrespective of age, gender, employment or career stage who wishes to contribute to the running of the Society and their own personal development by so doing. The Society aims for its Council membership to reflect the diverse community it serves in the UK and internationally. As part of our commitment to ensuring a more diverse and inclusive representation on our Council, we particularly welcome nominations from currently under-represented groups, allowing Council to better reflect the community it serves.

Details of the process are on the nomination form which is available to download below. There is also some advice to candidates which gives more information about serving on Council as well as guidance on the information to put in the supporting statement.

Nominations must be received no later than noon on Friday 3 January 2020.

Please contact Stephanie Jones via with any queries.