The delivery of our priorities will be undertaken in line with our core organisational values.

Our values

At Dorset Council we:

  • are an advocate for Dorset on a local, national and global stage
  • work together with our communities and our partners to make things happen
  • put people first and design services around their needs now and in future
  • are open, accessible and accountable
  • use time and money wisely
  • value people and build on their strengths

Our principles

We want to be:

  • an employer of choice
  • customer focused
  • effective and modern
  • a sustainable organisation

Our equality objectives

We will:

  • foster good relations with and within the community
  • develop and supporting a diverse workforce
  • develop, commission and deliver inclusive and responsive services
  • employ a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery
  • remain committed to acting ethically, with integrity and transparency in all that we do

Our behaviours

The Dorset Council behaviours form part of everything we do. Our colleagues will demonstrate them through our attitude and approach when we work with you so that we can help you achieve what you need.

Our behaviours are:

  • responsibility
  • respect
  • recognition
  • collaboration