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Equal Opportunities Statement

The Geological Society has a responsibility to ensure that individuals are valued, treated with dignity and respect and that discrimination has no place within the geosciences. The Society aims to be representative of and welcoming towards all sections of society.

This statement has been written in line with the provisions set out in the Equality Act 2010 and the Science Council’s Declaration on delivering Diversity, Equality and Inclusion.

The Geological Society is committed to:

  • Fostering an inclusive culture that promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a harmonious inclusive environment in which the rights and dignity of all its Fellows, Candidate Fellows, visitors and staff are respected.

  • Welcoming applicants for Fellowship, employment, awards and grants from all who are suitably qualified regardless of age, disability, ethnicity or national origins, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation.

  • Ensuring that all members and prospective members of the geological community are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential without being subject to discrimination or unfavourable treatment because of a protected characteristic.

  • Providing and promoting a positive working, learning and social environment which is free from prejudice, discrimination and any form of harassment, bullying, victimisation or persecution.

This statement applies to Fellows, Candidate Fellows, applicants for Fellowship, Award & Grant applicants & recipients, job applicants, employees, visitors and anyone acting on behalf of the Society.

They are expected to respect and act in accordance with the principles set out in this statement. Breach of these by a member of staff, or Fellow, is a serious offence and could result in disciplinary action. Allegations of improper behaviour will be investigated in accordance with the Society’s Employee Handbook and Code of Conduct respectively.

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