At Historic England, we’re always looking for new ways to promote the past that are inclusive to all and that celebrate the cultural diversity of England’s heritage.
To do that, we need people with fresh perspectives, from all walks of life, to join us. Discover more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion below.
We believe that heritage is for everyone, and so are jobs in the heritage sector. As an equal opportunities employer, we’re working hard to improve diversity in our workforce and are always looking for new perspectives to help us protect extraordinary places.
We work in partnership with Evenbreak to promote our job opportunities to an inclusive audience.
We’re committed to examining our behaviours and challenging biases that prevent us from being truly inclusive – taking steps to increase the representation of diverse voices in our workforce, on our Commission and on our advisory bodies.
Women in Science
Are you interested in a career in science and technology? Our specialists have shared their stories to inspire you.
According to the United Nations, women are typically given smaller research grants than their male colleagues and, while they represent 33.3% of all researchers, only 12% of members of national science academies are women.
This is why we're proud to feature women in science at Historic England. We hope that their examples will inspire others to pursue education and careers in science, technology and engineering.
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Our support networks
We’re working hard to improve the diversity of our workforce and have set up a range of employee network groups to provide peer support and advice to us on how to be more inclusive, including:
- Inclusion Champions
- Wellbeing Forum
- Mental Health Champions and First Aiders
- Disability Network
- Gender Equality Network
- Neurodiversity Network
- Pride Network
- Race Equality Network
- Social Mobility Network
Supporting mental health and wellbeing
Looking after the mental health and well-being of our people is one of our top priorities. We’re proud to have been awarded Gold from the charity Mind in their Workplace Wellbeing Index, demonstrating our long-term and in-depth commitment to employee mental health.
We also have Mental Health First Aiders and Champions across the business who are there to support you. What’s more, courses, resilience training and meditation classes are available to everyone who works here, as well as a wide range of other initiatives to promote mental health and wellbeing.