General Questions

What benefits do you provide?

As well as a competitive salary and professional development opportunities, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including: 

An excellent pension scheme

Private medical insurance

Generous annual leave (25 days starting as a standard pro rota where required)

Gym Membership (Via salary sacrifice)

Interest free season ticket loans and much more! 


How will I be working? 

The Institute of Physics is an inclusive employer and our people are at the heart of our approach to delivery. Following the impact of COVID-19, we have developed a new, innovative and exciting trust-based model of flexible working called How We Work. This empowers our staff to choose both individually and as a team how, when and where they work to deliver the goals of the organisation, acknowledging that there will be occasions where in-person meetings, collaborations and events will help generate greater impact. The How We Work initiative is based on the principles of collaboration, trust, flexibility and agility. You will be allocated a ‘base’ office which can also be a chosen place of work. 

Do you have any positions involving lab work or research posts?

As a professional body we do not have these positions. Further information on areas that the Institute covers can be found under “Where you could be working”.

Are you only based in central London?

Our main office is in central London, but we also have remote workers in the following locations; national officers in Scotland and Wales, regional officers in the South East, North East, North West, East Anglia, South West and Midlands, regional advisers in Oxfordshire, Leeds and Nottinghamshire.

Do you have a graduate scheme?

The Institute is not large enough to be able to have a graduate scheme, but tries whenever possible, to develop staff. This could be for future roles within the Institute, or by giving them skills to further their career with an external organisation.

Do you provide training?

We provide on the job training and other development on an individual needs basis, in line with the Institute’s objectives.

Do you have a probationary period?

We have a 6 month probationary period for all staff.

Is there a dress code?

Smart dress, as many positions have contact with members and other external contacts.

To whom should I direct questions concerning the selection process?

If you have any questions about the recruitment process or your application, or you have any comments or suggestions about our recruitment process, please e-mail the HR recruitment team.

There aren’t any jobs on the website that I want to apply for; can I send a speculative CV?

No, but you can register your interest in working at the Institute here.

What nationality must I be to become an employee?

In order to become an employee you must be a UK National or (a) a commonwealth citizen (i.e. having the status of a commonwealth citizen under the British Nationality Act 1981). This includes British citizens, British Dependent Territory citizens and British National (Overseas) citizens, and British Overseas citizens; (b) a British protected person; (c) an EEA (European Economic Area) national of other Member States; and certain non-EEA family members; or (d) hold the requisite work permits and entry visas as deemed necessary for residency and work in the United Kingdom.

What do you mean by disability?

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and adverse long-term effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.