Equality statement

The James Hutton Group is committed to ensuring equal opportunities in all areas.  All individuals will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of sex, marital status, civil partnership status, trans-gender status, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, national origin, culture, religion, age, or disability.

The Group aims to create a working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit.   

Modern Slavery – Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Athena SWAN Bronze Award Athena Swan

In April 2014, the James Hutton Institute became one of the first research Institutes to be awarded Athena SWAN Charter status recognising its commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.


Disability ConfidentDisability Confident

The Institute is delighted to be accredited as Disability Confident Committed and strives to ensure that disabled staff and students have the opportunity to work and study in an inclusive, accessible and supportive environment.

As part of our commitment we will

  • Promote an Inclusive and accessible recruitment process to ensure that information about vacancies and the application process can be provided/carried out in different ways if required
  • Provide reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process and on appointment
  • Communicating vacancies
  • Offering an interview to disabled people whom meet the essential criteria
  • Support existing employees
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