Discover some of the ways in which we look after our staff and create a stimulating and healthy working environment.
We actively support the physical and emotional health of staff.
This is done through a number of key areas:
Over the last few years, our colleagues have been recognised in many ways for their expertise and work:
There have been many other accolades including:
We have a sports and social club at our head office, as well as a health club with a wide range of fitness equipment, activities and classes. Furthermore we offer a wide range of bikes for staff hire, and healthy eating choices in the staff restaurant. We also run a Cyclescheme and car share scheme to encourage environmentally friendly travel.
We have established an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) who offer a 24/7 professional counselling service to staff members in times of need. We also have a dignity and respect at work team who can offer confidential support.
The Met Office affords all members of staff the opportunity of flexibility within their role. For example, we can offer flexible working hours (subject to internal manager agreement). This includes selective home working options and compressed or staggered hours. Furthermore we offer a salary sacrifice option such as Childcare vouchers which can be used to pay any Ofsted (or equivalent) registered carer, including nurseries, childminders, nannies, play schemes etc.
We are committed to the provision of a safe and healthy working environment. This includes a range of Health and Safety policies and procedures and training for all.
We value the visible and non-visible individual differences that people bring. See our Diversity and equality page for more information. Every year we carry out an Employee Attitude Survey (EAS) that forms part of the Civil Service People Survey which allows comparison between different organisations. This year 82% of staff responded. Read the full results of the Employee Attitude Survey 2014 (PDF, 512 kB) . To find out more about the Civil Service People Survey and view results for the service as a whole, please visit the Civil Service website
Last updated: 5 October 2015