This is
incredibly-rewarding work

What we can offer you

This is
incredibly-rewarding work

What we can offer you

Our culture

World-leading science. Cutting-edge technology. Helping people stay safe and thrive. All this is possible because we’ve dedicated ourselves to creating a culture where everyone at every level is empowered to find the answers to some of the world’s most challenging problems. This is where inspirational leadership meets innovation, where individual expression is celebrated and leads to positive local and global impact. We’re proud of our culture of acceptance, respect and freedom. World-changing work is what we do. And a world-leading culture is how we all thrive at work.

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Your total reward package

Your package includes your base salary, potential corporate and individual performance-related bonuses, an instant recognition scheme and generous employer pension contributions, but there is a whole lot more to our reward offer. We have core, flexible and social employee benefits available which cover a diverse range of financial and non-financial options to suit employees’ needs.

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Generous holiday allowance

Starting at 27.5 days and rising to 32.5 days after five years of service (both figures include bank holidays). As well as the flexibility to buy or sell annual leave annually.

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Civil Service pension

You’ll automatically qualify to join our alpha pension scheme, part of the Civil Service Pension arrangements. The scheme is recognised as one of the most generous occupational pensions.

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Continuous career development

We’ll invest in your training and personal development throughout your career to help you reach your potential. We provide you with the space and freedom to think, innovate and try new things and have professional frameworks aligned to each area. We encourage and support professional memberships, have an array of internal apprenticeship and qualification opportunities and a comprehensive mentoring and coaching programme to name just a few initiatives to create your world of development at the Met Office!

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Cycle to work scheme

We can help towards the purchase of bicycles and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel via a salary sacrifice scheme.

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Lifestyle support

Whether you wish to utilise our excellent family-friendly schemes, be paid up to 3 days for volunteering with your chosen organisation, have the reassurance of a generous sickness pay scheme or be part of an organisation that is happy to pro-actively talk about flexible working the Met Office wants you to have a great work and lifestyle balance.

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Established hybrid working

We have bases all over the UK and some roles allow for you to work abroad so there is the option to travel for work also, we have established amazing hybrid working practices across all of our offices and have enhanced technology to enable office and home-based meetings. We work with employees to agree on a suitable working pattern that works for us both and have various working patterns in place.

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Onsite parking and EV charging

We offer onsite free parking at our main offices with disabled parking spots also available. We are ever expanding our eCharging stations and have these available for use at most sites.

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Benefits platform

We offer an enhanced discount shopping portal and schemes for employees to make everyday savings including retail shopping such as your weekly food shops, technology products, DIY projects, travel and trips as well as active lifestyle options. We also have an instant recognition scheme with the potential for you to receive vouchers for when you have gone the extra mile to demonstrate our Met Office Values.

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Employee wellbeing

Across our offices we have an array of different options to support your wellbeing including 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) with phone and app provisions, lots of EDI initiatives to empower our diverse workforce and a dedicated wellbeing network with regular events to help you thrive!

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Commitment to our environment and biodiversity

Our force for good value aligns perfectly with our support for environmental impact improvements. We were the first public sector body to be awarded the prestigious Wildlife Trusts’ Biodiversity Benchmark Award and have different initiatives across our sites from our beautiful biodiversity butterfly garden, toilet water provided from the cooling of our epic supercomputer, car share schemes, team beach clean events and extensive recycling facilities for our everyday use.

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It’s good to talk

We have a fantastic group of employee volunteers who form our Mental Health First Aiders as well as Dignity & Respect at Work groups. Alongside our EAP they are in the office or a remote call away to support with a listening ear and can signpost you to helpful resources and support.

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ED&I staff networks

We recognise the benefits that networks can offer to our employees not only in terms of better together peer support but also in raising awareness of the challenges some of our employees may experience, and we know that people perform better when they can be themselves.

Recognising great work

From the little improvements to the big business changes, every action we take, whether big or small counts. World-changing work is only made possible by passionate experts driven to do a good job, whatever that is. And we believe people should feel appreciated for the great work they do, whether that be a small thank you for a job well done, to recognition on the global stage.

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Learning and development

A place to thrive

The world around us is constantly changing. New technologies, shifting climate patterns, artificial intelligence. These factors and more shape the need for us to develop our skills and knowledge as a business and as individuals. Our investment in your learning and development is a testament to this. We work together to help everyone understand their strengths and opportunities, to find the best learning pathway, and career, for them. For us, this is world-leading learning and development.

Helping you be at your best

We will recognise and value the skills and experiences you bring to our organisation from day one, but it’s important to us that we help you continue to develop throughout your career at the Met Office in a way that’s right for you. We have partnered with external bodies in each profession to help shape the way we develop incredible talent right across the Met Office. Formal learning opportunities are a key part of our offer, from individual short courses and workshops to undertaking an apprenticeship or PhD. But we don’t stop there. Learning on the job, coaching and mentoring, peer-to-peer collaboration and other social learning environments are vital to our offering too. After all, if we can help you be at your best, then the Met Office will be at its best too.

Developing great managers

Our people managers relish the opportunities that their role brings. They delight in motivating and supporting others, know how to get the best out of people and are great communicators. Managing people isn’t for everyone, but if you’re someone who is keen to develop your skills in this area, we’ll help you take the first steps in your people management career. From then on, we will ensure that you’re well supported, trained and invested in, as well as given the time needed to support your team.

Leaders of the future

Our leaders are not just at the top of our organisation. For us, leadership is not about hierarchy, job title or position. If you are someone who acts in a way that inspires, encourages, and engages others, you are a Met Office leader and we will support your onward leadership development. That’s because our leaders are always looking to learn, considering the skills they could improve, trying different approaches to their challenges, reflecting on their outcomes and sharing their learning with others.

Working around your needs

We are open to applications from candidates of all backgrounds and abilities. For people returning to work after a career break, or with caring responsibilities for whom full-time working isn’t ideal we have a range of family-friendly policies in place. Whatever your needs or situation, we will do our best to agree on a working pattern that suits you. From the possibility of job sharing to compressed hours and homeworking, maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave and in some cases, flexibility on working location.

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Start here, go anywhere

From beginnings in meteorology to a career in communications, from science to social media, we’ve got so many examples of colleagues who have developed extraordinary career paths. We will give you the freedom to be curious to try new things and explore your interests. If you are drawn to a business area and want to try it, we’ll support you to get there. After all, your world of development is all about helping you to be the best that you can be, in whatever direction you choose. And we’ll set you up for every success to go for it.