In the run up to the AGM, 1st December 2022, the GCG has a number of vacant roles available! All positions are volunteer roles, but any expenses incurred on behalf of GCG will be covered.
Committee Roles - No Vacancies
The Committee meets 3 times a year, plus the AGM. There are occasionally shorter ad hoc meetings as other matters arise. Committee roles are generally on a three year rotation, though this can be shorter if required.
Support Roles - Vacancies
These roles are crucial to the smooth running of GCG, however, they are specifically designed to be support roles for the Committee, meaning the post-holder isn't expected to attend Committee meetings, and the time required is generally much lower than for Committee roles.
- Web Assistant (new role)
Committee Roles - Other
Although the below roles aren't vacant, anyone can apply for any post in the run up to the AGM. All posts are decided by members' vote. Please get in touch if you are interested in any of the below roles, even if you don't come onto Committee this year, it may be that the post holder going forward would like to share the role, or you can get involved in the role in some other way.
- The Chair for 2023-2025 was voted for by members at the 2021 AGM, when Emma Nicholls became 'Chair-Elect' for 2022
- Collections Coordinator
- Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator
- Membership Secretary
- SPNHC Rep
- Web Coordinator
- Communications Coordinator (new role)
- Journal Editor
- Programme Coordinator
- Associate Editors for the Geological Curator journal
- Blog Editor
- Newsletter Editor
- Production Assistants for the Geological Curator journal
The most important things for anyone looking to become involved in GCG are to have are a passion for geological collections, some expertise in the area (not necessarily through professional means), and have the time to dedicate to the organisation. We are flexible and friendly, and we welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds.
Some Committee members are also Trustees of GCG. All Trustee positions, subject to application and ratification at an AGM, are for three years, with a possible extension of a second term. They are voluntary posts, but expenses are covered when approved in advance. Trustees must be current members of GCG, and eligible to serve as a charity Trustee under the Charity Commission guidelines here.