The Institute of Zoology has an international reputation for excellence in conservation science, but we also want to be known for the quality of the working environment we offer to conservation scientists throughout their careers.
We believe that excellence in our science is underpinned by diversity among our scientists, and we want to create a more inclusive, flexible and supportive working environment that promotes and retains this diversity. In so doing, we believe we will be creating a higher quality working environment for everyone.
The Institute of Zoology has been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of our ongoing commitment to the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.
You can find out more about specific areas of focus below:
Dignity & Respect at Work
Everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect at work, and all employees have a role to play in making sure ZSL is a harassment-free workplace.
Women in Science (Athena SWAN)
Recognising advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all. The Athena SWAN Charter was established by Advance HE in 2005.
Parents & Carers
ZSL recognises that some of its employees will have caring responsibilities and that dealing with the competing demands of these caring responsibilities and work will often be challenging.