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Inclusivity, diversity, equality and accessibility at EI

The Earlham Institute can only achieve its mission if all individuals have the right environment, opportunities, and encouragement to grow and develop.

We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that treats every individual with dignity and respect. By taking an active approach to fostering inclusivity, diversity, equality and accessibility, we will empower our community to achieve more.

Neil hall web

“We expect everyone at the Earlham Institute to share our vision, live our values, and actively contribute to a culture that celebrates diversity, promotes equality, and is inherently inclusive. In return, we’ll continuously work to create a building and environment that is accessible to all.

“This collective commitment empowers every member of staff and student to achieve their best.”

Earlham Institute Director, Prof Neil Hall

Achieving this ambition is an ongoing journey, requiring dedicated effort and regular review. To help keep us on track and hold us accountable to the commitments we’ve made, there are a number of groups and stakeholders who meet regularly to monitor progress and identify opportunities to improve.

Sarah Cossey

“Creating a fair and welcoming culture and workplace is a journey and doesn’t just happen by luck. I’m delighted that our last survey showed 90% of our staff and students would recommend EI as great place to work, which shows we’re on the right track.

“Recognising everyone is different and doing all we can to support our staff and students is key to our success. I’m pleased to work with our IDEA Committee to help move EI forward in these areas. Together, we will develop the policies and practices that support our people to both succeed in their careers and also value the Institute as a place to work.”

Earlham Institute Chief Operating Officer and Chair of the IDEA Committee, Sarah Cossey

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Our success relies on each individual experiencing an environment where they feel able to meaningfully contribute and connect to their work, colleagues, and the wider mission of the Institute.

We are proud to attract talented scientists from all over the world, who bring with them vast experience in genomics, bioinformatics and scientific computing. Led by expert group leaders, our research groups are at the forefront in modern life sciences.

We have created a culture that we are proud of, centred on openness, technical excellence and innovation. We attract staff from all around the world who benefit from an environment that enables them to deliver world-class science alongside a supportive and social community. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter, and value equality and diversity across our workforce.

It takes a team to make the next breakthrough, and we're looking for the best and brightest minds to join us in tackling some of the biggest challenges in life science.