Employment at BGS

Latest vacancies at BGS sites across the UK

Latest job vacancies at BGS sites across the UK. Applicants invited for interview may wish to read the NERC Recruitment and Selection Information for Candidates. You may also wish to read information on the staff benefits available to BGS staff.

A vacancy has arisen for a ESIOS Project Technical Manager to be based at our offices in Keyworth.
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Closing date for receipt of application forms is 31 July 2016.
More information about the ESIOS project.

12 July 2016

IPR Assistant
A vacancy has arisen for a Business Administration Apprenticeship to be based at our offices in Keyworth. To provide effective administrative assistance & support to the informatics team leaders & science they are out of the office.
staff to maximise the efficiency of their science directorate and to cover the Business Assistant when Apply now
Closing date: 31st July 2016.

12 July 2016

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The role-holder will be responsible for teaching outcomes in the subject of fluid dynamics and for generating new intellectual understanding through the application of established and proven knowledge and development of research. Indicative areas include, but are not limited to, transport phenomena, nano-scale fluid flow, multi-phase flow, and particle flow. Within the School of Physics, the role-holder will be based in the ‘Condensed Matter Theory’ research group, with opportunities for collaboration with the ‘Experimental Condensed Matter & Nanoscience’ research group and the Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Imaging Centre. The role-holder will also be expected to develop new concepts and ideas, to develop and win support for funding bids, innovative research and/or teaching development proposals.
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Closing date: 01 August 2016

1 July 2016

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The person appointed to this position will be expected to play a significant leadership role through the delivery of teaching and research (both individual and collaborative) in the broadly defined area of Chemical Engineering and Geoenergy. The successful applicant will be based in the Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham and will be embedded as one of several core academic staff members in the GeoEnergy Research Centre (GERC). They will also hold the position of Affiliated Assistant/Associate Professor at the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research (VCCER) in the US.
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Closing date: 01 August 2016

1 July 2016

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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’.

Staff Benefits


All staff are entitled to 30 days annual leave per annum plus 10.5 public and privilege days (pro rata for part–time staff). Staff have access to paid and unpaid special leave to assist with unforeseen domestic events and medical appointments.


We have a geological library, where all staff have digital access to the extensive library resources held at Keyworth. The library at Wallingford has a wide range of publications on hydrology and hydrogeology. Opportunities for flexible working. A range of flexible working opportunities are available; depending on your role.

Pension Scheme

Staff have access to a very competitive pension scheme provided by the Research Councils Pension Scheme and administered by JSS.

More information on the JSS Pension Scheme.


At present, we are able to offer staff free parking at our offices in Keyworth, Nottingham and Edinburgh.

Sports and social clubs

All BGS staff become members of the BGS sports and social club.

At the Keyworth site staff can use the outdoor courts for tennis and the indoor sports centre for badminton, aerobics and football. For a small additional fee staff can also join the fitness centre which is fully equipped with high quality gym equipment and air conditioning. The Keyworth social club also organises around 20 subsidised events each year including sports competitions, theatre trips, wine tastings and coach trips.

In Edinburgh, you can access the Heriot–Watt University sports facilities which as a student facility, is competitively priced. The Edinburgh social club also organises a range of subsidised events throughout the year.

Staff in Wallingford can benefit from discounted gym membership and a sports and social club with subsidised swimming, yoga/Pilates and five–a–side football activities.

All staff are also eligible to join the national CSSC Sports and Leisure one of the largest social clubs in the country with over 100,000 members. The club organises national and local sporting and social events and gives members various benefits including cut-price cinema tickets and discounts with leading leisure facilities and retailers.

Staff Restaurant

A reasonably priced staff restaurant (Keyworth and Wallingford), provides cooked meals and snacks.

More benefits

Access to the Aviva Health Cash Plan

Access to the Aviva Health Cash Plan can be arranged as a deduction from payroll.

The Charity for Civil Servants

The Charity for Civil Servants provides support, advice and direct financial assistance to civil servants when they are most in need.

Civil Service Motoring Association (CSMA)

The Civil Service Motoring Association (CSMA) — for a small annual charge, access to a wide range of staff discounts.

Civil Service Retirement Fellowship

The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship is a registered charity that is dedicated to helping former civil servants, their partners, widows, widowers and dependants. Its principal aim is to help members through friendship and support to enjoy a better and more fulfilling retirement.

Independent financial advice

Independent financial advice is available at on-site clinics in Edinburgh and Keyworth approximately twice a year.

RCUK Employee Benefits Portal

All employees have access to the RCUK benefits portal which provides access to discounts on a wide range of products and services.