Equality & Diversity
The LMB is committed to providing equal opportunities to all members of the organisation, regardless of their background and observes the Medical Research Council’s Equality and Diversity Vision, which sets out the MRC’s commitment to fulfil its obligations as a public body under the Equality Act 2010. We aim to treat others fairly and with respect and to recruit and promote individuals based on their abilities and competence and not on personal beliefs or characteristics. The success of the LMB depends on its ability to embrace diversity and draw on the skills, understanding and experience of everyone who works for it or collaborates with it.
The LMB has also signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme. This aims to help employers make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people. Recruiting from the widest possible talent pool ensures that we have a variety of views, that people will see things differently and that we have the greatest chance to maximise research productivity. The move to a new building in 2013 allowed the LMB to provide much improved facilities across the organisation for those with physical disabilities. This includes, in all key areas, such as the lecture theatre, induction loop systems for hearing aid users.
The LMB appointed two Equality and Diversity Champions in 2013 in order to drive further improvements and the MRC Champions from across the country meet regularly to discuss their ideas. As a result the LMB actively monitors equality and diversity across the organisation, with the aim of continual improvement.