Our Values

As a Council, what we do is important, but equally important is how we do it. Our values and behaviours are created through our people, inspired by a common purpose of providing excellent public service to citizens of Nottinghamshire. Our values are at the heart of everything we do and ensure that we do the right things in the right way

Empower people and support their independence

We will always fulfil our responsibilities and support those who need our services the most. At the same time, we recognise that many people seek to remain as independent as they can for as long as they can, so we will invest in support services that help them to achieve this.

Our aim is to provide people with the support they need, without unnecessarily intruding on their daily lives.

Be creative and work in new ways

The digital age is rapidly transforming the way we live, do business and spend our leisure time. People expect to access information, pay bills, make bookings and buy things online. We will reflect this by continuing to introduce new technology and more online services.

Put local people at the heart of everything we do

Shaping services around the people who use them to reflect the way that they live their lives will be central to our approach. Relevant information will be shared so that residents can express their views and engage with decision-making

Spend money wisely

Making your money go further will be essential in order to protect our many valuable services. We will make the best use of the authority’s resources and encourage a more commercial approach across the Council, adopting creative and innovative ways of working that deliver value for your money.

Stand up for local people

We will make sure that our voice is heard by the Government. We will lobby for our fair share of resources, ensuring that the needs of Nottinghamshire people are heard in Westminster and Whitehall. We want local people to feel more in control of the work taking place to improve their communities. All of our 66 County Councillors have been elected to be community leaders, working alongside residents, sharing information, listening to concerns and encouraging positive engagement. 

Invest in our workforce and embrace diversity

County Council's accolade as most inclusive employer

In 2019, the Council received an award for the Staff Network Group of the Year.

Nottinghamshire County Council was ranked 68th best employer in the whole country - the sixth successive year that it has been named in the prestigious top 100. 

It is fantastic that the Council overall has been recognised in this way as an inclusive place to work. The awards also recognise the work of the Council’s LGBT Staff Network, which promotes awareness of LGBT issues, supports LGBT staff and provides advice on making Council services more inclusive.

Disability Confident

Nottinghamshire County Council has been accredited as a “Disability Confident Employer”. It is a remarkable milestone and will help us to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace.

Being “Disability Confident” is a unique opportunity for this Council to be an “Employer of choice” and to lead the way in our wider communities.

The Council has also committed to becoming a “Disability Confident Leader” as an indication of what is important to us, our employees and our citizens. It is our ambition to be accredited as a “Disability Confident Leader” by April 2021.

Supporting Armed forces

The County Council is a proud supporter of armed forces in Nottinghamshire. We have a long standing relationship with the local regular and reserve units, as well as the veterans and cadets.

We also bring together councillors, officers and representatives from the armed forces and military civilians’ charities to work on activities and issues.

This is led by Councillor Keith Girling who is the Armed Forces Champion.  


"We should never forget the sacrifice and commitment shown by the men and women who serve and have served the nation. We are committed to supporting the whole armed forces community. By 2028, we aim that every Veteran feels valued, supported and empowered and, in accordance with the Armed Forces Covenant, will never be disadvantaged as a result of their service." Councillor Girling said


Dying to work campaign

Nottinghamshire County Council has re-affirmed its commitment to supporting terminally ill employees with dignity, respect and compassion by signing up to the Trade Union Congress’ “Dying to Work” voluntary charter, setting out the agreed way in which council employees will be supported, protected and guided throughout their employment following a terminal diagnosis.

The council was the first large county council nationally to sign up to the voluntary charter. Information on Dying to Work campaign can be found at Dying to work campaign page