About Institute of Physics
The Institute of Physics is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland.
The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland. It seeks to raise public awareness and understanding of physics, inspire people to develop their knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of physics and support the development of a diverse and inclusive physics community. As a charity, it has a mission to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.
We work with a range of partners to support and develop the teaching of physics in schools; we encourage innovation, growth and productivity in business including addressing significant skills shortages; and we provide evidence-based advice and support to governments across the UK and in Ireland.
Our members come from across the physics community whether in industry, academia, the classroom, technician roles or in training programmes as an apprentice or a student. However our reach goes well beyond our membership to all who have an interest in physics and the contribution it makes to our culture, our society and the economy.
We are a world-leading science publisher and we are proud to be a trusted and valued voice for the physics community.
Equal Opportunities and Diversity
We seek to raise public awareness and understanding of physics and support the development of a diverse and inclusive physics community. As a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.
We are working towards the vision of an inclusive profession that attracts and retains people from diverse backgrounds and is reflective of the society it seeks to serve. A diverse and inclusive physics community is essential to a healthy physics ecosystem. For physics to realise its potential in the world, it must be open, inclusive and welcoming to people of all backgrounds. We work to ensure we understand more about the causes of inequality so that we can start to address them and see the change that we want to see. We recognise both the legal and the ethical case for diversity, but we also recognise the business case.
Our strategy, ‘Unlocking the Future’, identifies ‘diversity and skills’ as one of the three great challenges we will be working to tackle. Integrity and openness are at the heart of everything we do at the Institute of Physics (IOP). We firmly believe in equality of opportunity for all, confronting barriers to inclusiveness and participation wherever we encounter them. These core values express who we are and how we behave as an organisation.
We welcome applications that reflect the diversity of communities and particularly encourage nominations from under-represented groups. We welcome applications from women, people of Black-Caribbean, Black-African and other minority ethnic (BAME) heritage, people with disabilities, LGBT+ individuals and people from disadvantaged backgrounds as these are under-represented in Physics.
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