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As 2020 approaches, senior figures from across government reflect on their highlights and challenges of 2019, look ahead to the next 12 months and share their favourite festive memories
An explosives expert and the first woman to lead the Met Office, Penelope Endersby’s arrival at the much-loved weather service was a breath of fresh air. She tells Beckie Smith about being a mentor, climate change, and stepping out of the shadows
Penelope Endersby becomes agency’s first female boss seven months after Rob Varley quits
Weather service’s deputy Nick Jobling to take over until a permanent chief executive is appointed
With the end of 2017 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top civil servants to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2018 – and tell us what they cannot do Christmas without
Offer to ‘transform pay system’ of weather forecaster follows legal action from female employees earning £7,000 less than male colleagues
With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Rob Varley, chief executive of the Met Office, takes part in our annual perm secs round-up...
“All we’re asking is for the Met Office to be able to allocate what it needs to fund staff by industry standards,” Prospect’s Gordon Hutchinson tells CSW, as hundreds of Met Office staff set up picket lines
Prospect members at the Met Office to stage latest walk-out over pay
The Met Office's first home-grown chief executive talks to Jess Bowie about leading the award-winning organisation, grappling with the effects of public sector pay restraint, and his concerns over the BBC's decision not to renew its contract with the national weather service
With the end of 2015 in sight, we asked Whitehall's top officials to review the year, set out their priorities for 2016 – and shed some light on their festive plans. Met Office chief executive Rob Varley takes part in our biggest-ever perm secs' round-up series...
The Met Office plans to expand and improve its open data by becoming the first trading fund to partner with the Open Data Institute (ODI) membership programme.
John Hirst, chief executive of the Met Office, is leaving the civil service in September after seven years in the role.
Ordnance Survey and the Met Office should do more to support the open data agenda, according to Mark Russell, chief executive of the Shareholder Executive.