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Equality and diversity

We are committed to creating a culture that values dignity at work, mutual respect and inclusivity, where diversity is embedded in all business activities, unlawful discrimination is eliminated and individuals can achieve their potential.

We aim to:

  • attract and retain high quality staff
  • increase the representation of those from minority groups throughout our organisation

Strategy, equality scheme, action plan and annual report

Equality and diversity strategy 2014-2017 (PDF 380KB)

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Annual equality and diversity report 2013-2014 (PDF 713KB)

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Guidance

Equality impact assessment (PDF 68KB)

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Equal opportunities monitoring of code of practice (PDF 40KB)

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Following our work with UK Resource Centre for women in science, engineering and technology 2 case studies can be found in the external links section.

Equality and diversity data (as 1 April 2013)

On 1 April 2013, 1,694 staff were employed in institutes funded by BBSRC and in the BBSRC Office, compared to 1,736 on 1 April 2012. Of the 1,694 staff:

  • 1,390 were in BBSRC-funded institutes
  • 304 were in BBSRC Office (which includes staff in Joint Service Units which BBSRC hosts on behalf of all of the Research Councils)

As at 1 April 2013, 724 staff were in the science category, which represents 43% of all staff. Women occupied 26% of senior posts in BBSRC (pay band PC1-F), showing no change from 2011-12.

See also data contained in our publication scheme (see related links).