Human Resources

Values, Culture and Inclusivity

People are at the heart of what we do. We believe that everything that we do should be inclusive, open and transparent. Working as part of a team and achieving the Council’s vision should be done in a way that is straight forward and positive. When we recruit, we are looking for candidates who encompass our values and can demonstrate our core behaviours. These core values can be distilled under four key headings:

  • Customer and community focussed
    • Putting customers and our community at the heart of everything we do
    • Protect and nurture the environment and heritage
  • Effective and efficient
    • Being effective and efficient in everything we do and spending money wisely, getting on with delivery
  • Working together
    • Working as a team for the Isle of Wight
    • Engaging with partners to maximise integrated working
  • Fair and transparent
    • Transparent decision making, based on effective, efficient use of data and evidence
  • Employee recognition
    • Staff annual awards ceremony
    • Staff thank you scheme
  • Employee Engagement
    • Believe in Great (BIG) - achieving the vision, cultural change programme
    • Staff surveys, annual and pulse
    • Staff and manager forums
    • Weekly staff newsletter
    • BIG ideas scheme to help enable staff ideas to become a reality. Its aims are to encourage, facilitate and grow a new culture of staff empowerment that focuses on delivering real change through innovation of service delivery for the Island
  • Diversity & Inclusion