Our reward package
The Met Office is recruiting for a Senior Communications Executive based nominally in Exeter.
As our Senior Communications Executive, the starting salary will be £30932.00 with opportunities to progress to £33925.00 over time. New joiners to the Met Office will start on the salary band minima.
Our total reward package is potentially worth up to £44036.00 per annum, which includes basic salary, potential corporate bonus, employer pension contributions.
We also offer:
– Outstanding Civil Service Pension
– Flexible hours and homeworking
– Annual Leave starting at 27.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising to 32.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) after 5 years
– Option to buy or sell up to 5 days per year of annual leave
– Cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
– Access to discounted shopping on a range of retail, leisure and lifestyle categories
Who we are
We are the Met Office, the national meteorological service for the UK. We provide critical weather services and world-leading climate science, helping people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.
Our services are delivered through exceptional scientific, technological and operational expertise. We have a team of excellent people, working to deliver extraordinary impact, making us one of the most trusted forecasters in the world.
Our values – it’s who we are:
– We’re a force for good
– We’re experts by nature
– We live and breathe it
– We’re better together
– We keep evolving
The Senior Communications Executive sits within the Communications and Engagement function within the People Directorate. The role sits within the Media and Campaigns Team under the Head of Media and Campaigns.
The Senior Communications Executive has a key role to play in leading and developing effective communications campaigns, including targeted campaigns for specialist sectors and programmes.
The post holder helps to enhance the Met Office’s external reputation and contributes to increased awareness revenue, customer recruitment and retention.
As our Senior Communications Executive , the key duties are:
Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
How to apply and additional information
To apply, please click on the link below and attach the most recent version of your CV, along with a cover letter which briefly states your experience against each essential and desirable criteria.
Closing date 08/08/2021 with interviews commencing from 31/08/2021 . We update all applicants once the vacancy has closed and applications have been reviewed.
At present, all interviews are taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams.
We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from those with all protected characteristics.
We recognise that Great Minds Don’t Think Alike and are committed to being a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We are a Disability Confident, Mindful Employer and we hold an Athena Swan Bronze award for our work on gender equality. We apply the Civil Service Code to ensure that everyone is recruited on merit, fairness, and open competition.
If you are considering applying and need assistance to do so, please contact us via [email protected] You can request adjustments either within our application form or via email.
We offer disabled applicants the option of requesting their application is considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. To be invited to interview/assessment under this scheme, your application must meet the minimum criteria for the role. Should you be offered an interview, please be aware there may be a selection exercise which could include a presentation, written test or a scenario-based activity.
We can only accept applications from those eligible to live and work in the UK – please refer to GOV.UK for information. Our roles sometimes require higher level Security Clearance, which generally requires living in the UK for at least three out of the last five years, but applicants not meeting this criteria may be considered.
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