Our board of trustees, known as the Council, are responsible for the Society’s governance and meet three times per year.
The following positions are to be elected in June 2019. Unless otherwise specified, the elections are for three year terms. Please read the Guidance for Fellows (PDF) for full details of the positions to be elected in June 2019. The deadline for nominations is Thursday 28 March.
Honorary Secretary: Education
Skills and expertise gaps most helpful to fill:
Practical expertise, skills and knowledge as an established geography teacher and head of department at secondary level in either the maintained or private sector. Wider senior manager experience within a schools or initial teacher training setting necessary. (Honorary Secretary)
Practical expertise, skills and knowledge as an established geography teacher and head of department at secondary level in either the maintained or private sector. (Councillor position)
Expeditions and Fieldwork
Councillor: Expeditions and Fieldwork
Either academic field research expertise in physical geography or environmental science; and expertise in field teaching/techniques at university level; or experience of leadership roles in the provisions of independent expeditions. (Councillor position)
Research and Higher Education
Chair of Annual Conference for 2020 (one year position on Council)
Vice President: Research and Higher Education
Councillor: Research and Higher Education
Senior, leading, internationally-renowned scholar. (Chair of the Annual Conference position)
Internationally recognised scholar, with experience as Head of Department or more senior administrative role. (Vice President)
Indicate the position for which they are standing. Candidates are only able to stand for one position.
Provide their Fellowship number.
Provide a maximum 150 word summary note that will accompany the ballot papers; 75 words to be given over to biographical details, and up to a further 75 words can be used to demonstrate how you meet the skills and expertise the Council feels would be most helpful for that position. If the word length exceeds this, only the first 150 words will be included. One link to a website may be added if desired.
Include the names of five proposing Fellows.
Read the Conflicts of interest policy for trustees (PDF) and download, complete and submit the Conflicts of interest form (DOC)
Download, complete and submit the Trustee eligibility form (DOC)
Proposing Fellows should send separately the following information to the Director:
Their own Fellowship number.
The name of the Fellow they are nominating and for which position on the Council.
A brief summary of why the candidate is considered suitable by them, for the chosen position, including how they meet the skills and expertise gaps most helpful to fill.
Proposers may only support one candidate for any single position.
All nominations should be sent to the Director, preferably via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, by Thursday 28 March.
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