​British Geological Survey

​British Geological Survey

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HEAR from the employer...

This is a rare opportunity to join a close-knit team in Belfast, be a part of the wider British Geological Survey community, and play your role in a globally-recognised, award-winning, public sector research organisation.

Marie Cowan
Director, GSNI
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A bit MORE about us...

Who we are

The British Geological Survey is a world-leading geological survey and global geoscience organisation, focused on public-good science for government and research to understand earth and environmental processes. It employs 592 staff based at its sites across the UK.

The Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI) is an office of the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland staffed by scientists of the British Geological Survey.

What we do

GSNI provides professional, technical and geoscientific research services to support and inform the sustainable development of natural resources and the energy transition, and monitor environmental change and geohazards in Northern Ireland.

Employee Benefits

BGS (GSNI) is committed to being an employer of choice and strive to embrace a culture of equality, diversity, inclusivity and flexibility.

We have achieved a number of accreditations:

  • Bronze Athena SWAN recognising our commitment to gender equality (we have held this since Research Centres were first admitted to the scheme in 2014).

  • Disability Confident recognising our commitment to the recruitment and retention of those with a disability.

Benefits include a range of flexible working opportunities and a generous annual leave entitlement and auto enrolment into a very competitive pension scheme.

There is currently ample, free parking for all staff based at Belfast and an on-site restaurant.

Staff also have access to a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme and confidential welfare support.

The BGS is committed to learning and development and invests in the continuing professional development and personal development of its staff. 

BGS Keyworth has an on-site library and all staff have digital access to this extensive collection.

Abandoned mine at Lyell's Hill, Antrim, GSNI with NI Fire and Rescue Service
British Geological Survey, Core Store, Keyworth, Nottingham
GSNI staff pictured at Giant's Ring, Belfast, July 2021
Value of Geoscience to NI Economy, University of Ulster Report, March 2018
GSNI-chaired Northern Ireland Geothermal Advisory Committee, at Riddel Hall, QUB, July 2021
GSNI-hosted stakeholder event, Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast, Feb 2020
Murlough Bay, Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland

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