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 2018. 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 2018. The deadline for nominations is Thursday 29 March.
Vice President: Education
Skills and expertise gaps most helpful to fill:
Experience and knowledge gained by being a senior/head teacher (geography specialist) at secondary level, including understanding of the contextual framework of education policy in England. (Vice President position)
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
Honorary Secretary: Expeditions and fieldwork
Councillor: Expeditions and Fieldwork
Well-developed expertise in scientific expeditions, field training and logistics, outside of the university sector. (Honorary Secretary position)
Academic field research expertise in physical geography or environmental science; and expertise in field teaching/techniques at university level. (Councillor position)
Research and Higher Education
Chair of Annual Conference for 2019 (one year position on Council)
Councillor: Research and Higher Education
Senior, leading, internationally-renowned scholar (Chair of the Annual Conference position)
Expertise in research leadership and impact in either physical geography or quantitative geography (Councillor position)
The President’s three-year term of office comes to an end in June 2018. Consistent with historical practice, the Council has established a search group of senior trustees (the three Vice-Presidents and the Honorary Treasurer) who are leading the search for the next President. In October 2017, the search group invited all Fellows and members to suggest names of any Fellows whom they felt would be worth considering to succeed Nicholas Crane. Following their search, the group will recommend potential candidates to the Council; and the Council will then decide who they wish to nominate for the election at the AGM in June. While it is strongly encouraged that all suggestions are put through the Council search process, it is possible for other Fellows to be nominated independently to stand for election as President.
The President Search Criteria (PDF) sets out the skills and experiences the Council feels will be needed in the next 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 29 March.
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