Recruiting Now: Project Support Officer Wanted

Hello there,

We’re hiring for 2 Project Support Officer’s (Level 1) to work on several exciting Met Office projects and programmes within the Programmes Directorate. The positions are based within the Sustainable Development Team, aligning to our international Weather and Climate Information Services (WISER) family of programmes, and our Science for Services Team, aligning to our Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) projects.

As our Project Support Officer (Level 1), your starting salary will be £24146.00 and you will have opportunities to progress to £26641.00 over time. New joiners to the Met Office will start on the salary band minima.

The role is based in Exeter with a hybrid working pattern of homeworking and from our Exeter HQ. At least one of the roles will require some travel within the UK and internationally.

Your total reward package is potentially worth up to £34000.00 annually, which includes basic salary, potential corporate bonus and employer pension contributions.

Your package includes:
– 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 and 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 provide critical weather services and world-leading climate science, to help people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.


  • We’re a force for good– focusing on our environmental and social impact
  • We’re experts by nature– always learning and developing to do things better
  • We live and breathe it– putting our purpose at the heart of decision-making
  • We’re better together– understanding partnerships and inclusivity make us greater
  • We keep evolving– pushing boundaries to make tomorrow better for our customers

Find out more about our values visit our career page.

Job Purpose

The role of the Project Support Officer at The Met Office covers a diverse range of activities to support the delivery of projects and programmes. The Project Support Officer will enable the smooth running of assigned projects by supporting the respective Programme and Project Management teams through the operation of project management processes. As our Project Support Officer, the key duties are:

Administration – Responsible for project/programme file management using robust version control. Organise and schedule project meetings, taking actions and tracking their progress through to completion. Regular monitoring and triaging of incoming emails through team mail boxes.

Planning and scheduling – Assist with and maintain appropriate systems to enable effective planning and scheduling. To include arrangement for and supporting project/programme workshops.

Monitoring and reporting – Assist in maintaining project/programme controls and in producing programme reports.

Stakeholder Engagement – Act as the first point of call for project/programme stakeholder visits. Act as the focal point for project responses to external requests for information.

Communications – support the maintenance of the project/programme communications site and manage access to related SharePoint sites.

Risks and Issues – Assist with and maintain risk and issue logs.

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities


  • Experience of teamwork and contributing to a high performing and collaborative team culture.
  • Good written and oral communication skills, with experience of working at all organisational levels and proven ability of displaying attention to detail.
  • An awareness of project management principles and how these are applied during the project lifecycle, or a willingness to develop understanding.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills with the ability to adapt and prioritise in a dynamic working environment, to support delivery of the project/programme.
  • Experience of administering information and data to ensure relevant Government and corporate policies are adhered to e.g GDPR


How to apply

If you share our values, we’d love to hear from you. Apply below using your CV and Cover Letter/Supporting Statement (which must bullet point how you meet each of the essential criteria).

Closing date 12/02/2023 at 23:59 with interviews commencing from 27/02/2023 . You will hear from us once the closing date has passed. Our interviews are taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams.

If successful, please note we are unable to offer expenses for travel to your normal place of work. Please ask at interview if you would like extra clarity on how often this requirement is likely to be.

How we can help:

If you are considering applying and need assistance to do so, please contact us via . You can request adjustments either within your application or by contacting us. 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.

You can select in your application to be considered under the Disability Confident(Guaranteed Interview) Scheme. To be invited to interview/assessment under this scheme, your application must meet the essential criteria for the role.

We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from those with all protected characteristics. We recruit on merit, fairness, and open competition in line with the Civil Service Code.

We can only accept applications from those eligible to live and work in the UK – please refer to GOV.UK for information. We require Security clearance, for which you need to have resided in the UK for at least 3 of the last 5 years to be eligible. You will need to achieve full security clearance within your first 6 months with us.

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