Corporate Services & Business Support includes the following areas of the Met Office:
The skills are based on the Core Skills for Government Communicators Professional Practice Framework adapted, where necessary, to make it relevant to the Met Office. Professional qualifications and memberships focus on the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
There are six core skill areas which all of our communications team are expected to demonstrate:
The skills are based on professional standards and best-practice business management. As this area covers such a large range of work, relevant business qualifications will apply.
The skills are derived from the MOD Finance Professional Skills and Requirements and the professional qualifications of the CCAB (Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies). The CCAB bodies are the UK and Ireland professional accountancy bodies, for example the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. They are:
Other relevant finance qualifications include the Institute of Credit Management, Association of Accounting Technicians and Association of Corporate Treasurers.
The skills needed to work in Internal Audit are based on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) audit standards, and also take into account Treasury guidance on internal audit competencies. Relevant qualifications include ISO Quality and/or Environmental audit qualifications, IIA internal audit qualifications (PIIA or MIIA) or equivalent accounting qualifications, such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). In addition to these, excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills are a must.
The Legal and Procurement Professional Skills Framework provides statements of skills required for a career within the profession. The skills are derived from the MOD Single Skills Framework for Commercial Functional Competences, the professional qualifications of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, The Institute of Legal Executives and the legal framework to qualify as a lawyer.
There are three clusters of skills that are common to all roles within Legal and Procurement and these are Regulations, Legal and Customer requirements. In addition, there are four clusters of skills that are specific to role, with the function heads having skills in all seven clusters. They are:
The National Meteorological Library and Archive provides a comprehensive information service on the weather and related science for the public, as specified in the Public Weather Service Customer Supplier Agreement and business support to the office.
The skills for this profession are derived from the Framework of Professional Qualifications of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and the Society of Archivists.
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The property management team is a multi-disciplinary team and draws on professional skills from a number of frameworks across the organisation, for example project and programme management, leadership and management and IT and Engineering. All of the professional skills are nationally recognised standards.