Salary progression and bonuses are based on the contribution you make to our business and the impact that has. An individual’s contribution is assessed across three key areas of the job.
Met Office salaries are determined by the broad generic role your specific job fits into. Our reward system closely links business performance, individual contribution and achievement to the external job market — reward and benefits reflect your level of contribution and affordability. We do this by:
We operate a contribution-based reward system, your ability to earn extra money is tied to your contribution. You can earn extra money in the following ways.
On appointment you will automatically qualify to join the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme that includes a programme for new entrants called ‘Nuvos’. This benefits scheme also includes death and injury benefits and more details can be found on the Civil Service Pensions website.
In addition to 25 days annual leave you will get eight bank holidays and two-and-a-half privilege days to be taken at certain times of the year (Easter and Christmas). Your annual leave entitlement will rise with your length of service, reaching 30 days after seven years service. We also offer maternity/adoption leave, paternity leave, parental leave and special leave — for domestic emergency, particular event or voluntary activity — (paid and unpaid).
Our 12 Professional Skills Frameworks, ranging from operational meteorology to HR to science, define our career options and are affiliated to professional bodies and recognised skills sets, providing the mechanism for you to plan and navigate your way through your career. What you can achieve is down to you and how you apply yourself. We are committed to the training and development of all our employees and we have Investors in People status.
Your line manager will agree a Development Plan shortly after you take up your appointment, where your current skills will be compared with those required for the job and those of your peers. You will have the opportunity to progress into other areas of work within the office, to broaden your skills.
Other benefits include: