We aim to foster a respectful and inclusive environment, in which people from all backgrounds feel welcome and valued. Diversity is about visible and non-visible factors, which include personal characteristics such as sex, sexual orientation, gender, race, age, background, culture, disability, personality and work-style.
We focus on inclusive approaches to recruitment and selection and are committed to employment policies that promote diversity and inclusion in employment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief. We also support flexible working arrangements wherever possible, so that staff can work in ways that suit their personal circumstances. Our approach to flexible working has helped to ensure that we employ a balance of men and women at all levels of seniority. Staff of many nationalities work together at the IFS, along with a range of visiting academics from the UK and overseas.