The next Inside Diamond open day will feature stalls and activities, a short introduction to Diamond and a tour of the machine. We expect the visit will last around two and a half hours. Booking for open days opens 6-8 weeks in advance of the event. Click here for more details.
Come join us, and support the delivery of our world-changing science. We bring together some of the world's best and brightest scientific, technical, computing and professional talent, and are committed to support our staff with a wide range of perks and benefits for a thriving career. Learn more:
Flexible working will mean different things to you based on your personal needs, the requirements of your role at Diamond, and the balance between your work and home responsibilities. At Diamond, this can incorporate a number of possible arrangements, including working patterns, location, and hours depending on your role, supported by policy, or our flexi-time scheme where appropriate.
Diamond is a committed Working Families Employer and has a range of policies to support staff who are just starting out on their parenting journey or are already supporting a family.
Included in these schemes are;
From your first day at Diamond, we have a range of benefits to support your health and wellbeing, and that of your family including:
A complete 24/7 support network which includes counselling, legal information and bereavement assistance and a Wellbeing Portal with a virtual library, accessible to staff and their immediate family members.
Claim up to £35 for an eye examination and £140 towards glasses/lenses (where required for VDU use).
Diamond staff are eligible to join both groups, which offer access to sporting activities and clubs on Harwell campus.
Diamond employees can take advantage of a number of savings schemes including:
Offering a wide range of special offers and discounts for staff to enjoy including discounts on Gym Membership (up to 10% off monthly fees), Health Cash Plan and everyday discounts on cinema tickets, days out and leisure activities, gift and shopping cards and motoring and travel costs.
All Harwell-based staff are eligible for a 20% discount on travel within the South Oxfordshire and city zones using the Oxford Key (a rechargeable travel smartcard) and Oxford Bus App.
Diamond employees are eligible to join CSSC and Boundless by CSMA – membership schemes that offer discounts on everyday spending and leisure and annual access passes to attractions such as Kew Gardens, Wildfowl and Wetland Trust and English Heritage sites. They also include perk cards that offer substantial discounts on days out for families and dining experiences.
We foster employee growth in education, career development, and diversity, through:
In addition to work-specific training and learning resources, employees can sign up and explore a range of e-learning modules on a range of topics to aid their personal development journey, including coaching, business fundamentals and effective communication.
In recognition of the benefits that professional membership employees are encouraged to belong to a relevant professional body that is related to their role, and to support this commitment, Diamond will pay for one annual subscription/membership fee per employee
Diamond are members of The Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei), and can access a wealth of resources and webinars for free that support a more inclusive working environment.
Diamond values and supports its employees through every stage of their career including:
Recognition of Service Policy
Retirement workshops with qualified training professionals
At Diamond we offer a choice of an index linked career average public sector or partnership pension which includes employer contributions and life cover.
We support our employees and community with charitable and volunteering schemes.
The Charites Aid Foundation schemes enables staff to donate to charity through payroll, tax free. You can donate to any UK charitable organisation of your choice providing it is recognised by HMRC as a charity.
Diamond supports all employees to use a full working day each year to volunteer their time and skills to a charity or participate in a STEM outreach activity (without impacting annual leave allowance).
Diamond offers a range of policies that add value to our employee remuneration package which provide support and flexibility where possible with planned and unexpected life events, such as:
Diamond Light Source is the UK's national synchrotron science facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.
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