Our vision, values and priorities

All successful organisations have a clear vision of what they want to achieve. This vision sets out the organisation's direction, defines its priorities and guides its actions, whilst making sure that it is constantly striving to improve the services it provides in line with local priorities and financial constraints.

Watford's vision to create a bold and progressive future for Watford.

The vision sets us two challenges - about the sort of place we want Watford to be and about the sort of organisation we need to be to make this vision a reality.

We have an ambitious agenda for Watford. To make sure we are best placed to deliver this agenda we have ensured that our corporate priorities provide the right framework and direction for the organisation. We need to ensure they clearly represent what we see as our main areas for focus and what we aim to achieve by 2020 so that we meet the challenges of our corporate vision.

Our four corporate priorities, we believe, reflect our aims, clearly set out what we want to achieve for Watford as well as how we will continue to improve the way we work as an organisation (click the icons to find out more).

Priority 1: Housing needs
Prioritiy 2: Thriving Local Community
Priority 3: Sustainable Town and Council
Priority 4: Celebrate communities

To underpin what we do and how we approach our work, we have two values that clearly show what type of organisation we are and the way we want our staff to work:

  • BOLD: We work as a team and we make things happen
  • PROGRESSIVE: We are ambitious, we are innovative and we are welcoming
     

Equal Opportunities

The Council fully supports the terms of The Equality Act 2010. We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on any grounds. We want a diverse workforce which reflects our community and welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity and marital or civil partnership status.

We are also committed to improving opportunities for people with disabilities, and are a registered ‘Disability Confident’ employer.  If you have a disability and demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria for the role on your application form, you will be invited for an interview.  If you feel that you could carry out this post with some adjustments, please let us know. If you require particular arrangements made for interview etc (e.g. signing, access), please indicate this on your application form.
 

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