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Equality, diversity and inclusion


We're committed to creating equality of opportunity and promoting diversity and inclusivity.

Everyone in the institute shares in the responsibility to actively promote dignity, respect, inclusivity and equal treatment. We aim to make sure that these principles are reflected and implemented in all our strategies, policies and practices.


I am an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee member and an active member of Proud Crick. I love the inclusivity and the amazing work that we do here. 
Morné Seyffert, Front of House Manager

We have an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee and a Gender Matters Committee. These aim to identify and promote initiatives that support equality, diversity and inclusion at the Crick and in the wider community, and through this foster creativity and excellence in science.

The Gender Matters Committee also advises and make recommendations to the Crick Executive on actions and policies to promote the recruitment, retention and career progression of women in scientific roles at the institute.

Family-friendly policies

At the Crick, you'll be offered a range of family-friendly policies.

  • Enhanced maternity, adoption & surrogacy leave of 18 weeks full pay for qualifying employees.
  • Shared parental leave, and 18 weeks full pay for qualifying employees who are partners or fellow parents of someone taking maternity leave.
  • The right to request a flexible working arrangement, for any reason.
  • The right to take a reasonable amount of time off to deal with unexpected or sudden emergencies involving a dependent. This can be time off in lieu, annual leave or unpaid.