Joel Gill, GfGD Founder and Director, writes about recent additions and updates to the GfGD Executive Committee…
Over the past few weeks we’ve been adding to and reshaping our Executive Committee, a group of excellent individuals who work with myself to coordinate our range of projects and development. Each member of the committee is in full-time education or work, and as such gives up a lot of their free time to make our work happen. I am delighted to have a team demonstrating such enthusiasm and personal commitment to international development and the fight against global poverty.
Ellie Murtagh (GfGD Secretary) has responsibility for administration, including our newsletter.
Rosalie Tostevin (Programme Officer – Himalayas) is responsible for the work that we are doing on hazards education in Ladakh. She is coordinating production of resources, related placements and the legacy of the work.
Donald John MacAllister (Programme Officer – Factsheets) is responsible for our project, funded by the Geologists’ Association Curry Fund, to develop geoscience factsheets for use by NGOs.
Siobhan Whadcoat (Training and Development Officer) has joined the committee to take responsibility for developing a series of courses and workshops for geoscience students that will strengthen their ability to contribute to international development.
Helen Lacey (Placements Officer) has joined the committee to take responsibility for developing more placements for students and recent graduates, giving individuals a preliminary understanding of the development sector. Keep an eye on our placements webpage for the latest opportunities and reports from previous ones.
Jane Robb (University Group Resourcing Officer) will be rejoining the committee to take responsibility for supporting our university group network by developing resources, training materials and possible group activities.
We currently have a couple of vacancies on our team for the roles of:
‘Communications Officer’ – Responsible for coordinating our key communications (including social media, promotional leaflets, posters and other outputs!). If you’re good with words, have an eye for detail and maybe enjoy a bit of design work we would love to hear from you. You’ll likely need to encourage, recruit and manage other volunteers – learning the art of delegation but also taking overall responsibility for the work of your team – giving great leadership experience.
‘University Groups Support Officer’ – Responsible for pastoral support of, and advising, the University Group Ambassadors, development of new groups and promotion of our work within the academic system.
If you are interested in finding out more about these roles - please get in contact via our website.