This is life-enhancing work

A supportive organisation

This is life-enhancing work

A supportive organisation

A supportive employer

From your first day to every day, you’ll be welcomed into a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that is career-enhancing and life-changing. One of the reasons we are recognised as a Great Place to Work is because we pride ourselves on being a fair and inclusive employer. We lead with kindness and have created a people-first culture where it is safe to be yourself, and where you can feel like you belong.

From supportive colleagues and management to learning and development, flexible working, quiet spaces and up-to-date equipment that meet your individual needs. We’ll work to understand your circumstances and what works for you, to support you to do your job to the best of your ability and thrive in whatever you choose to do.

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The importance of
diversity and inclusion

We believe great minds don’t think alike, and diversity of thinking, ability and lived experience is essential to unlocking our potential and delivering on our purpose. Our world is where difference is embraced and whoever you are and wherever you work, you’ll be valued, celebrated and included. We’re committed to continuously learning and improving, to better represent and look after our people, so that together, we can look after the world.

The Met Office Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (5.5MB)

Our employee networks

We want the Met Office to always be a great place to work and our employee networks are critical to helping us achieve this. Here people can come together to share experiences, offer support and work with senior leaders and colleagues to create positive change. Any employee can become an ally to any of the networks, which currently have over 400 members.

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Accessibility and Disability Network

Working across the organisation to improve all aspects of working life for staff with disabilities.

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ADHD Network

A peer-support community for individuals with ADHD, providing a platform for sharing work-related challenges and fostering understanding and support within the Met Office.


Autism Network

A peer-support network for autistic-identifying staff, offering a safe space for discussion of autism-related challenges, as well as advocating for improved understanding and support across the Met Office.

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Carer Support Network

Looking at the issues that impact carers within the workplace. Subjects such as preparation, policy and guidance, practical and peer support.

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Dyslexia and Dyspraxia Network

Provides a safe space and peer support for anyone with specific learning differences, and raises awareness of the strengths and challenges these differences bring to individuals across the Met Office.

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EM-Power Network

A forum for ethnically diverse colleagues across the Met Office to discuss, challenge and act where necessary to promote race equality and diversity.

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Internationals in the UK Network

Promoting, supporting and celebrating the international character of the Met Office. Promoting the ED&I of international staff.

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LGBTQ+ Network

This network brings together the views of LGBTQ+ colleagues to share their experiences and identify challenges being faced by the community. So we can support each other and work with colleagues across the Met Office to create an inclusive workplace for LGBTQ+.

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Menopause Network

Female staff of all ages come together to offer insight, guidance and support around the various stages of perimenopause and menopause.

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Network

Raising awareness of the importance of mental health and wellbeing at work and in daily life.

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Religion and Philosophical Belief Network

Bringing together multiple faiths and beliefs, and providing a place for all to meet and share our diversity. Understanding and supporting each other’s faiths and traditions.

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Shift Workers Network

Supporting colleagues across the organisaton to recognise how shift work can impact on health, safety and wellbeing.

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Women in Climate Network

A joint staff-led University of Exeter and Met Office initiative supporting women in climate science and promoting diversity and hosting skills-based sessions to help people achieve success in their careers.

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Women’s Network

A community for conversation, support and change, championing women and advocating for change. The network advocates for policies that help women thrive at the Met Office and we champion access to career advancement and development.

Focused on your wellbeing

Our focus on wellbeing has been evolving since the 1970s and today our Wellbeing Strategy sets out our vision, priorities and provision to staff, informed by the NHS five ways to wellbeing model. We offer access to a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme for early support and guidance with wellbeing difficulties (mental, physical and social) and we are a signatory member to the Mindful Employer charter for workplace mental health. These are underpinned by regular training courses for staff and managers alongside communication features and personal stories. We use data to monitor pressure points and stress in the organisation and support and encourage our staff-led network to engage and promote wellbeing activity at a team level, creating a feedback loop in the process.


Thriving at work

We all have unique circumstances, and we’re passionate about providing the specific support people need to thrive. To ensure we are a great place to work for everyone, we recognise that this is a collective effort from the board to the teams on the ground. Every Met Office colleague is provided with the option to use the Met Office Workplace Adjustments Passport. The passport helps to start conversations about workplace adjustments and travels with them throughout their career, as we recognise that we all may need workplace adjustments at some point in our working lives.

Prospect Union

When you start working for the Met Office, you'll be invited to join our trade union, Prospect. Prospect supports and represents thousands of members across a wide range of roles and sectors - but in particular scientists, engineers, tech experts and other specialist roles. The union is focused on ensuring that everyone operates in a safe, supportive workplace. Offering career advice and support should something go wrong. They also offer financial and legal support outside of work, as well as a range of discounts and benefits.

More about Prospect

Open to all

We are committed to being a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and have signed the Mindful Employer charter which supports mental wellbeing at work. We have also been awarded Investors in Diversity accreditation by the National Centre for Diversity.


Reaching out and
supporting others

When we’re not looking up, we’re looking out for others and volunteering is key to doing good in the world and helping the communities we serve to thrive. Whether it’s a cause that’s personal to you, or a local community group you’re involved in, we actively encourage and accommodate time off for volunteering. Across the organisation, we have a wide range of enthusiastic amateur and professional ambassadors who are passionate about engaging with groups of all ages and sizes. Our ambassador outreach work provides education and inspiration on a wide range of topics such as meteorology, cutting-edge technology and world-leading science. This programme is integral to the Met Office's purpose as we positively engage with communities so that they are aware, understand and act.

More about the Met Office Ambassador Programme
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