Diversity and equality at the Met Office

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We are committed to working towards a more diverse organisation and to valuing and utilising the visible and non-visible individual differences that people bring.

We are committed to working towards a diverse organisation and to valuing and utilising the visible and non-visible individual differences that people bring. This includes considering and working to ensure that there are no barriers implicit in our policies and procedures that prevent individuals from performing to the best of their ability, along with creating a positive and open environment in which to work.

We will build a culture that values ability, difference, openness, fairness and transparency. It will not discriminate on the grounds of race, colour, gender, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, gender reassignment, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, family status, physical or mental disability, trade union membership or any other irrelevant factor.

This helps to provide a work force that is representative of the society around us so that our work and the types of products and services we design and provide are relevant to the community and customers we serve.

All Met Office employees will:

  • afford dignity, trust and respect to all;
  • be aware of the effect of their behaviour on others and make reasonable and manageable demands;
  • communicate honestly and openly, clearly stating what they mean and expect;
  • provide honest feedback based on evidence and be open to challenge and constructive criticism;
  • seek and be receptive to feedback and open to modifying their behaviour where appropriate;
  • work together to create a positive environment; to enable us to perform to the best of our ability.

Last updated: 2 April 2014