As a world leader in providing weather and climate services, the Met Office employs more than 1,700 people at 60 locations throughout the world. We are the UK’s National Weather Service, managed as a trading fund, under the ownership of UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The Met Office is a global brand in weather forecasting and climate change and is recognised as one of the world's most accurate weather forecasters, using more than 10 million weather observations a day, an advanced atmospheric computer model and a high-performance supercomputer to create 3,000 tailored forecasts and briefings a day. These are delivered to a huge range of customers from the government, to businesses, the general public, British military, and other organisations. Not only does the Met Office support a huge range of customers with tailored forecasts, we also provide climate science and services to help people and organisations stay safe, well and prosperous. We do this by working with partners around the globe to carry out world leading research. This science is used for services which are developed together with end-users to find the most effective approach to managing climate risk.
Supporting this world leading capability is our Met Office College, which has been delivering training for the past 80 years. We provide a wide range of courses and other learning opportunities encompassing professional operational meteorology training, specialist courses aimed at our scientists, and tailored courses to industry and the general public.
Successful candidates will work with a wide range of partners, stakeholders and customers. The posts available will be focusing on the delivery of meteorological training to Met Office staff, external customers, and partners. The College team are increasingly making use of digital media such as video, online, and mobile learning to meet our objectives in innovative ways. These posts will include the design, development and delivery of face to face and online training for foundation operational meteorology through to specialist continuous professional development. The post holders will also be involved in meteorological learning and development for staff across the Met Office, from basic meteorology for new starters to the more specialised needs of colleagues in Technology, Observations and Science. The posts will require travelling to deliver training at customer locations across the United Kingdom and occasionally overseas.
The role of a Learning Consultant is a demanding but highly rewarding one. This post will provide you with an opportunity to develop or consolidate your meteorological knowledge, alongside developing your communication and customer liaison skills. This role benefits from strong ties with other areas of the organisation, and external partners.
As a learning and development specialist, work with customers and stakeholders through the training cycle. This will include the gathering and analysis of training requirements, the design and development of training solutions, the delivery of training that enhances skills, knowledge, and performance and the evaluation of the impact of the training solution. All of this will help to maintain the world leading reputation of the Met Office.
The training of Met Office staff is predominately carried out at the Met Office College in Exeter, so if not Exeter based the role holder will be required to spend extended periods in Exeter. Training is also delivered at customer locations around the country and also occasionally internationally, so you will be required to spend periods of time away from home, occasionally at short notice.
Prior experience in training or teaching is a desirable criterion rather than an essential as we will provide you with on the job training. Team members will undertake the City & Guilds’ Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET), usually at a local college.
We value a diverse training team and find it very beneficial for maintaining operational currency to have team members working on a 50/50 or similar basis between the College and an operational or other roles in the office.
This role will nominally be based in Exeter but we will consider applicants wishing to work elsewhere within the UK.
Met Office College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.