Job Opportunity at the RGS

Professional Officer: Conference and Research Groups – Maternity Cover

Salary: £24,000 to £26,000

Temporary, full time, Professional Officer (maternity cover) to organise the Society’s annual international conference, to support the Society’s 28 research groups, and to work with the Head of Research and Higher Education to disseminate information on the Society and geography to the geographical academic/research community.

This appointment would be suitable for someone who has an interest in contemporary academic geography and for organising events, with very strong communication skills. It provides an excellent opportunity to work alongside the academic community. The person appointed to the post is likely to have at least two years of work experience or a Masters (or further) degree and work experience.

Cover is expected to last until at least 31 July 2012 or until the existing post holder returns. The starting date is 3 January 2012.

Closing date for applications: Noon on 11 November 2011. More information available at