Our values, behaviours and principles for our journey ahead

As we have come together to create a new organisation, we have defined our principles and values for our journey ahead. This is the focus of our transformation plan which will support us to achieve the council’s priorities by 2024

Our values

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

Our behaviours 

Dorset Council Behaviours diagram

Read more about our behaviours.

Our equality objectives

  • fostering good relations and promoting understanding between people from different groups and backgrounds across Dorset; and
  • making Dorset Council an employer for all, where colleagues are engaged, valued and able to reach their potential

Dorset Council is committed to:

A skilled and confident workforce which will be well trained, supported and enabled to take decisions and operate efficiently within a clear accountability structure. The behaviours, attitudes and approaches we take are key to our success.

Our principles

  1. Fostering good relations with and within the community
  2. Developing and supporting a diverse workforce
  3. Developing, commissioning and delivering inclusive and responsive services

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