British Antarctic Survey (BAS), an institute of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. Its skilled science and support staff based in Cambridge, Antarctica and the Arctic, work together to deliver research that uses the Polar Regions to advance our understanding of Earth and our impact on it.
Through its extensive logistic capability and know-how BAS facilitates access for the British and international science community to the UK polar research operation. Numerous national and international collaborations, combined with an excellent infrastructure, help sustain a world-leading position for the UK in Antarctic affairs. The UK is one of over thirty countries operating scientific research facilities in Antarctica.
We have a framework that exemplifies the culture to which the British Antarctic Survey aspires. This can be described in the following way:
POSITIVE: Positive attitude, energy, realism, enjoys the work.
RESPONSIBLE: Safety conscious, environmentally friendly, accountable for one’s actions, honourable, ethical, open and fair.
INNOVATIVE: Creative, flexible, thinking of better ways, constructively challenging, learning from experience, problem solving, entrepreneurial and outward looking.
COOPERATIVE: Open, communicative, caring and loyal to one another, working in the best interests of BAS and science.
EXCELLENT: Professional, efficient and effective, successful and recognised, high quality, applying best practice and developing our people.
These cultural values provide staff with a framework to ensure that there is a common understanding of what is expected of anyone working for the organisation. If you are considering applying to work for the British Antarctic Survey, it is important that you reflect on these values and consider whether you would feel comfortable in this sort of environment. If you are invited to attend an interview, it is likely that you will be asked about your reaction to these values. We offer flexible working, networking and mentoring opportunities, as well as tailored leadership development.