Benefits, lifestyle & flexible working
Our people work hard, there’s no doubt about that. Whether they’re forecasting the weather that millions of customers rely on, or working behind-the-scenes at our Exeter HQ, our people consistently deliver a world class service. Our rewards and benefits structures are clear, transparent and in line with our corporate expectations in terms of behaviours and contribution and achievement of our colleagues. We recognise and reward hard work based on three key areas:
It’s never too early – or too late - to save for your future. Working with us, you’ll automatically qualify to join a fantastic pension scheme. The scheme offers a defined benefit pension, recognised as one of the most generous occupational pensions on the market.
Annual leave and time off
Everyone needs some time out now and again. On top of 27.5 days’ annual leave, we’ll give you all eight Bank Holidays off. And the longer you work with us, the more annual leave you build up. After five years, you’ll enjoy a generous 32.5 days’ holiday. We’ll also do whatever we can to accommodate time off that you need for voluntary activities or special events.
Parental Leave Benefits
We appreciate that there may be times when you need some extra time off. We’ll give you leave for Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks occupational pay [depending on eligibility], followed by 13 weeks statutory pay, and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay, also time off to cover for domestic emergencies.
Life can be busy and unpredictable. So, we’ll try to be as flexible around yours as we can. We’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements such as job shares, term-time arrangements, compressed hours and flexi-time. Where possible, we’ll be as adaptable as we can to make things easier for you.
We’re committed to looking after you personally, as well as taking good care of your career. And not just ticking health and safety boxes: we want to ensure that whatever you’re doing with the Met Office, you’re in a positive, safe, healthy environment. We want each and every one of our employees to be able to thrive, develop and work to the best of their abilities. That’s why we offer a range of wellbeing services: from free eye tests for Visual Display Unit (VDU) users, to an occupational welfare programme. And if there’s anything else we can do to support you, rest assured we’ll do our best.
We know that there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to benefits. Some of you will be most interested in our childcare vouchers, whereas others will want to snap up a brand new bike from our cycle to work scheme. That’s why we offer such a wide range of benefits – so there’s something for everyone.