Vision, aims and values

Our values

Our values set out what we stand for and act as a checklist for our actions and decisions. 

One Team

We work as one team to serve our city and make a difference: listening, learning and working together with all our partners to improve outcomes. We take responsibility and hold each other to account.


We support each other and treat colleagues and customers with kindness, compassion and respect. We are friendly and welcoming, encouraging everyone to be their best.


We act with integrity, demonstrating strong morals and ethics, and put our residents and city first. We are honest, open, trustworthy and transparent in our ways of working.


We will strive to build an inclusive council that represents our city. We value and celebrate difference and individuality, so that everyone can bring their whole selves to work. We value everyone’s contribution.


We empower and trust our staff to be innovative, creative and curious, being accountable and honest for our actions. We will empower and support our communities to work together to take control in improving their own lives.