Working for Cheshire East Council
“Putting Residents First” is our promise to the residents of and communities of Cheshire East and we work hard to deliver on this promise by living our five core values which we believe underpin our success. To us Putting Residents First is about really listening and understanding what residents and businesses need and responding appropriately to provide the best possible Service.
- This requires Flexibility, which means us all adapting quickly to changing circumstances and learning together from our experiences
- Innovation is about us being creative in our thinking and the way we approach our work and challenging convention where this no longer seems appropriate
- Taking personal Responsibility is at the heart of our values in delivering what we promise, and ensuring efficient use of resources, whether this is our people, funding, processes, information or technology
- Bringing this together is Teamwork, respecting and working well with others to collectively achieve the best outcomes for residents and communities.
The Council is one of the most significant employers in the area. We offer a wide range of opportunities to job applicants from all backgrounds, ages, skills and interests. We aim to have a diverse workforce, who where possible, live in the area we cover so that our workforce understands and represents the communities they serve.
From a staff survey conducted in 2014 we know that our staff are open to change. They appreciate the friendly atmosphere and the team work approach within Cheshire East, which they believe is fundamental to the overall working of the Council. They feel that the work they do is worthwhile and contributes to the success of the organisation. Managers are approachable and staff understand what is expected of them at work. Areas for improvement were identified in the survey, for example, wider communication within the organisation and these are in the process of being addressed.