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|Date||Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:05:47 +0000|
Radar Products Team Leader Salary: Starting £38,335 and for exceptional candidates up to £44,880 + competitive benefits, including Civil Service Pension Generic role: Scientific Manager Profession: Science and Engineering Permanent. Full time at Met Office, Exeter Opening date for applications: 25 June 2013 Closing date for applications: 8 July 2013 Background information Observations are fundamental to almost all the services the Met Office provides - as direct data and products; for initialising Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and other models; for verification of forecasts; as the basis for many weather/climate related consultancy services; and for providing fundamental underpinning of the Climate Research programme. There is an increasing demand for more observational data and new and innovative ways of meeting the customer requirements for data. There is also an increasing need to exploit and develop the expertise within the Programme to deliver direct business benefit (e.g. consultancy advice or designing and developing observational networks for other organisations). The UK weather radar network underpins critical operational services provided by stakeholders, e.g. the public flood warning services provided by the Environment Agency of England and Wales, and the new Met Office Extreme Rainfall Alert Service. Increasingly, the data are also being used in NWP to assist in the forecasting of high-impact weather. The Radar Products Research and Development (R&D) Team is responsible for scientific development of radar products (principally rainfall and winds) to improve their quality, resolution and utility. Specific job purpose Manage a team of five scientists working on radar projects, including collaborations with the Environment Agency of England and Wales, and Universities. Specific job responsibilities · Lead and motivate team members to ensure they maintain and develop the skills and competencies to support the radar R&D Programme. · Provide scientific direction to Radar product research and development, taking into account customer needs and opportunities. · Provide expert technical and scientific advice to projects. · Act as project executive for major development projects, assigning team members to projects and assisting project managers with day-to-day management of workflow and priorities. · Actively promote the work of the team, (e.g. through publications in scientific literature) support the business programs in development of consultancy and other development opportunities. · Maintain and develop collaborative partnerships with other government agencies and academic institutions. Qualifications, skills and abilities required Essential · A degree in a physical science (2:1 or above). · Evidence of scientific innovation and critical data analysis which has provided unique insight. · A good understanding of the principles of remote sensing of the atmosphere. · Experience of leading development of data processing systems. · Evidence of effective oral and written communication skills, including peer reviewed scientific publications. · Proven ability to develop and motivate a team. · Experience of collaborative working with academic institutions, customers or stakeholders. Desirable · PhD in a relevant field, or equivalent post-graduate research experience. · Knowledge of radar meteorology, cloud physics, or hydrology. · Experience of scientific analysis of observational data. · Experience of scientific team leadership. Additional supplementary information Observations R&D is responsible for the development of a wide range of in-situ and remote sensing systems. There may be opportunities to gain experience on a wide range of systems over time. Application forms and further information Please mark your request or returned application form: Radar Products Team Leader 002785 P Please complete this form (using Adobe Reader 9 or above). You can save the form part-way through and return to it later, using the Adobe Reader toolbar. Once you are happy with it submit it using the button at the end of the form. Alternatively, print the form out, complete by hand, and return by post. [Application form]Download application form (PDF, 199 kB) <http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/media/pdf/m/i/vacancy_application_form.pdf> [Guidance notes]Guidance notes and information for applicants (PDF, 57 kB) <http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/media/pdf/3/2/guidance_notes.pdf> If you require a Microsoft Word version of the application form, please email HREnquiries@metoffice.gov.uk<mailto:HREnquiries@metoffice.gov.uk?subject=application%20request> including the words 'application request' in the subject line. An automatic email will be returned to you immediately. If you have not received an email within 48 hours then please contact us. Alternatively, you can call or write to: HR Customer Services Met Office FitzRoy Road Exeter EX1 3PB Tel: 01392 885000 We are unable to reply to each applicant individually. If you have had no response from us within four weeks of the closing date please assume you have been unsuccessful. If you meet the sift criteria but have applied more than three times for the same or similar job within the last two years, it will be up to the recruiting manager's discretion whether to offer you an interview. Nationality and residency requirements All successful applicants offered conditional employment at the Met Office are required to undertake national security vetting. Usually successful applicants can start after satisfactory initial security vetting (whilst full national security vetting is undertaken), but for a small number of posts a higher level of vetting is needed. If you do not have five years' continuous UK residency this may take longer and we may have to reconsider your application if there are delays in the security procedure. Please note that nationality and residency restrictions of this kind are common with all UK Civil Service departments and Executive Agencies. For further guidance see the UK Border Agency's Working in the UK<http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/working/> website. Guaranteed Interview Scheme for disabled applicants To widen the pool of candidates we guarantee an interview to disabled applicants who meet the published minimum criteria for the job. To qualify for a guaranteed interview, you do not have to be registered as a disabled person but you must have a disability or long-term health condition that puts you at a substantial disadvantage in either obtaining or keeping employment. The disability must be likely to last for at least 12 months. To apply for a guaranteed interview, please complete the appropriate section of the application form. When appropriate, you should provide details of any particular arrangements you will require for the interview, e.g. car parking, speech facilitator. Any false declaration of disability to obtain an interview may invalidate any resultant contract of employment. Priority status for staff in the Civil Service Surplus Talent Pool If you are an existing Civil Servant and have applied through the CS Vacs website, your application will be given priority status, in that your application will be assessed for suitability before other applications are entertained. Surplus staff should provide a letter from their HR department confirming this status and attach it to their application form. Civil Service Recruitment Principles The Met Office's recruitment processes are underpinned by the principle of selection for appointment on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the Civil Service Commission Recruitment Principles<http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/civil-service-recruitment/>. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact the HREnquiries@metoffice.gov.uk<mailto:HREnquiries@metoffice.gov.uk> mailbox or telephone 01392 885000 in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Met Office, contact the Office of the Civil Service Commissioners. Commitment to diversity The Met Office values diversity and recruits on merit. Benefits and facilities Employees can join the Civil Service Pension Scheme called 'Nuvos', a defined benefit scheme which both you and the Met Office contribute to. You also have the option to join a partnership scheme where the employer can contribute and you can contribute if you wish. For more details please see the Civil Service Pensions website<http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/pensions> . · Annual Leave allowance of 25 days (plus 8 days public holiday and 2½ privilege days taken at fixed times during the year). · Training opportunities, performance-related pay and access to the Met Office sports and social club. · The potential to work in different areas within the same organisation, but note that employees are expected to complete 24 months in post before applying for alternative posts within the Met Office. Starting salaries The pay range is stated at the top of the job description. Entry to the Met Office is normally at the pay range minimum. Relocation Unless stated in the job advert and job description, financial support is not available for candidates to move to the job location. Payment of interview expenses Candidates invited for interview will only be paid expenses if stated in the invite to interview letter. Mobility Appointed staff will normally have a full mobility clause written into their employment contract. A small number of roles have a limited mobility obligation. Further information is available http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/jobs/current-vacancies/002785
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