The contribution of geography and geographers to the analysis, formulation and delivery of policy across government is being recognised by the recruitment of a pan-government Head of Geography.
Applications are now being sought from existing Senior Civil Servants for this newly created role. Sitting under the Government Science and Engineering (GSE) umbrella the Head of Geography will:
advance, represent and raise the profile of geography and geographers in government;
represent members from across policy, analysis, natural, and social science aspects of the discipline;
provide a leadership function for geographers across central government departments and agencies; and
be an ambassador and leader for the discipline, driving forward the strategy for professionalising geography within GSE.
Applicants will need to demonstrate geographical understanding and relevant professional experience. Applications should be emailed to Jonathan Pickstone by Monday 18 September.
The Head of Geography will be supported by the Central Government Geographers Group. Formed in 2014, it brings together geographers representing a diverse range of departments and agencies to mutually advance common interests. The Society has been working with this group to align the government’s professional geography skills framework with the requirements of Chartered Geographer.
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