Diversity and equality at the Met Office

We are committed to working towards a diverse organisation which values and utilises the individual differences that people bring, both visible and invisible.

We are working to ensure that there are no barriers implicit in our policies, procedures and practices that prevent individuals from performing to the best of their ability, together with creating a positive, engaging and inclusive environment in which to work.

We are building a culture that values ability, difference, openness, fairness, transparency and inclusivity.  As expected, we  not discriminate on the grounds of race, colour, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, gender reassignment, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, family status, physical or mental disability, or trade union membership. We are also looking to ensure that we broaden this by making bias free decisions and being actively inclusive to ensure we do not discriminate on any other irrelevant factors.

Our aim is to have 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, which is the whole of the UK, and beyond.

All Met Office employees will:

  • Treat everyone with dignity, trust and respect
  • be aware of the effect of their behaviour on others and be mindful of making  only 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.

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