Equality Diversity and Inclusion

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are at the core of the SKAO’s agenda and we are committed to being an equal opportunities employer. Our aim is to recruit and retain the most talented individuals, regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, religion or nationality. We aim to create an inclusive culture and environment that values all, is free from bias and which enables the SKAO to:

  • Attract, retain and develop a diverse workforce, both now and in the future;
  • Benefit from the talents and different perspectives of all, with obstacles removed which impede development or limit opportunity. Through this, enabling equality of opportunity for all in an environment where everyone can be at their best;
  • Eliminate any form of discrimination within the scope of its activities, whether this be in relation to pay, progression or participation;
  • Be recognised as a role-model organisation which embraces diversity and inclusion, both within the global SKA Project and also within the broader global scientific and engineering community.

At all stages of the recruitment process and beyond, we strive to treat applicants and employees with a high standard of care, honesty and politeness.

Women have traditionally been under-represented in the fields of science and engineering; the SKAO welcomes and encourages female applicants. We seek to become an employer of choice for women in STEM.

Where applicants with a disability need facilities or adjustments to enable them to participate in the recruitment process, these will be provided.