Equality and diversity

BGS is committed to ensuring that Equality and Diversity is an intrinsic part of all strategic and operational planning, and to creating an inclusive environment that allows all staff, students and visiting scientists to fully contribute to the delivery of organisational objectives and the development of individual careers. The achievement of Athena SWAN bronze award accreditation in 2014 provided positive recognition of some of our progress to date.

Equal opportunities

BGS is pleased to announce its achievement of Bronze Athena Swan status

The BGS is part of the NERC which strives to be an equal opportunity employer. Our policy is that there shall be no discrimination against candidates on the grounds of sex, transexuality, race, nationality, religion, religious belief, sexual orientation, age, disability or marital status. Candidates will be assessed solely on their merits and personal qualities.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcomed.

We have a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants with disabilities. This means that you will be invited for interview if you meet the essential specified requirements of the job. If you need special facilities or equipment, please advise us in advance.

We are pleased to have been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze award and are one of the first research institutes to be accepted within this framework.

Dignity at work

Our Harassment and Bullying Policy clearly states that ‘bullying or harassment by any member of NERC staff is considered as unacceptable behaviour and will not be tolerated’.

Core Values Core Values

Defining our culture | guiding how we work together | informing our decision-making

Diversity and Equality Group Diversity and Equality Group

The Diversity and Equality Group has been established in order to identify groups who are under-represented within the BGS workforce.

Investors in People logo Investors in People

BGS has been recognised as an Investor in People since 1996.

Disability Confident Employer Disability Confident Employer

BGS is committed to the Disability Confident scheme.

Modern slavery and human trafficking

As part of NERC, the BGS is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking. Further information is available in a statement from NERC.