As an organisation with big aspirations to be a leading local government organisation, we know this means continually looking for ways to value and nurture talent and being committed to helping individuals fulfil their potential.
We value trust and openness in each other, providing space for our staff to think definitely, to be bold and to challenge the normal ways of thinking and doing.
We offer a supportive, friendly and collaborative environment to grow and develop your career and skills. We are focused on developing and raising our own innovation capacity and capability, not just bringing in consultants or outsourcing to external help.
You will be joining an organisation that is constantly striving to improve its ways of working and actively encourages ideas however big or small, from all staff.
Flexible working... With Google Suite
Flexible working has never been so important to us than it is right now due to the current public health pandemic. Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames expects all staff to continue to work from home and this has been confirmed that for majority of staff they will continue to work from home until otherwise advertised.
The Council has been working hard to put in supportive measure for all this staff to help with this from being flexible on working times, providing equipment for a better continued working from home environment, health and well-being sessions and reminding and encouraging staff to engage with colleagues so not to become isolated, taking breaks and team and service wide quiz's.
Rather than being focused on staff ‘being here’, we provide staff solutions, using our Google suite of applications, to better meet organisational needs whilst providing improved individual work life balance. We want to support staff to work in the ways that gets the best from them, producing high-quality and meaningful work. For some of our staff this means joining a meeting remotely via a Google hangout or having multiple people working on shared document across various locations.
This is vital for us in the current public health pandemic and so we have
However, when you are in the offices at our Guildhall complex, you will find a newly refurbished modern working environment including height adjustable desks, break out meeting spaces, meeting pods, video conferencing facilities, quiet working spots as well as rest and eating spaces.