As part of our work to encourage pupils to study geography at GCSE and A Level, we are putting together a series of profiles to showcase the diversity of careers that studying geography can lead to. We are keen to receive a range of perspectives from across different sectors, job roles and grades so that pupils can learn about the skills and experiences needed in different areas.
If you are in a geographical job or have a geographical background and would like to provide details and advice about your role, please answer the questions listed below. Questions marked with an asterix (*) are 'essential' in order to put a profile together. Please return your answers, as either a Word document or in an email, to the Communications Officer, Amy Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 1. Name
* 2. Job title
*2b. organisation location
3. Salary band (please mark as appropriate) <£12,999 £13,000 - £18,999 £19,000 - £25,999 £26,000 - £31,999 £32,000 - £47,999 £48,000 - £63,999 £64,000 - £95,999 £96,000+
(please note that this information will be used to generate a generic sentence in the profile e.g. Jobs in this role/sector can attract salaries in the range xxx-xxx)
4. LinkedIn profile URL
*5. A bit about your background (qualifications, education, previous jobs – how did you get to where you are now?) Circa 200-250 words.
6. Was there anything particularly useful (a job, internship, additional training, etc.) that helped you get into this role?
About your current role
* 7. A short summary of your role (what you are responsible for, what you might do in a typical week) Circa 200-250 words.
* 8. What skills and characteristics do you need for this role, apart from geographical knowledge? (For example, communication, leadership, design and creativity etc.)
* 9.How does geography feature in your work/what difference does it make?
10. What do you enjoy most about your job? OR What is the most interesting or enjoyable project you’ve worked on, and why?
11. Do you get to travel for your role? (If yes, tell us where and why)
12. What are the opportunities for career progression? Where might you be in five years’ time?
Advice to students
* 13. What advice would you give to someone wanting to go in to this career?
14. How do you maintain your knowledge and interest in geography outside of work? (E.g. through your leisure activities, travel or something else.)
* 15. Why did you choose geography? Why should others choose geography?
To accompany your responses, please include a headshot and an image/s of you and/or colleagues in action at work illustrating your role. Both need to be high resolution, typically be no less than 3000 pixels on the longest side and be of landscape orientation (although we can work with portrait headshots if necessary).
The action image might show: key skills or tasks involved in your job, in the field, undertaking research or working in an office, using technology, in a meeting or conference environment, public speaking etc. The images will be used to illustrate the case studies and inspire young people. We particularly value images that show ‘people in action’ and are representative of the diversity of opportunities and people working in and with geography.