Equal opportunities

NERC is an equal opportunities employer and we value diversity in our workforce.

We strive to ensure that all our employees are treated fairly by identifying, analysing and doing our best to remove barriers to career progression. We address and monitor existing imbalances so that groups who continue to be disadvantaged have opportunities to fully participate at work.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We want to create a working environment which encourages difference and manages it effectively. During the application process we will ask you to complete an equal opportunities monitoring form; this information helps us monitor and assess our processes.

We understand that our employees may have commitments outside work which may affect their working life so we have a flexible working policy which gives all employees the right to request flexible working regardless of their length of service.

NERC's component centres either have or are currently working towards Athena SWAN accreditations. SWAN awards recognise good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in science, technology, engineering, medicine and maths (STEMM).

We believe that science cannot reach its full potential unless it can benefit from the talents of the whole population.

NERC Head Office are proud to be users of the disability confident scheme. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for any of our vacancies.


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