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We encourage a culture of thanks and praise and recognise the work our employees do both formally and informally. Peer reviews and external recognition are very important to us as we are always looking for ways we can improve our services.

We have a quarterly staff prize draw (Star Scheme) where a member of staff or team that has been nominated by a colleague for doing something brilliant gets recognised and wins a prize. 

We also have a staff awards event every Christmas called the "Star Awards". This is where numerous teams and employees across the organisation get together to celebrate our achievements over the year and win awards based on how they have displayed/met our values.

Awards 2019 – 2021

‘Best Local Authority Recycling Initiative’ in the Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management 

(Our Waste Services Team – Shortlisted 2021) 

Our Recycle More Campaign was shortlisted for this award.

Junior Lawyer of the Year in the Lawyers in Local Government (LLG) awards

(Rebecca Elliott, Our Legal Team – Shortlisted 2021)

Newcomer of the Year in the Lawyers in Local Government (LLG) awards

(Kerryn Woollett , Our Legal Team – Achieved 2021)

Investors In People (IIP) Accredited    

Bev Smith, Chief Executive, said: The main focus of IIP is in leadership development, empowerment, communication and engagement with staff throughout the organisation, and I am extremely proud that we have achieved IIP accreditation!

“This has never been about the badge, but recognises the approach and culture we are building within the authority where staff feel empowered and supported to lead and innovate at all levels of the council.”

Image of the Investors In People accreditation

Cyber Essentials PLUS accreditation 

(Our ICT Department – Achieved 2021) 

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed cyber security certification scheme that sets out a good baseline of cyber security suitable for all organisations in all sectors. The scheme addresses five key controls that, when implemented correctly, can prevent around 80% of cyber-attacks.

WCGA 2.1 Web Site accessibility accreditation

(Our ICT Department - Achieved 2021) 

This accreditation means that our corporate website now meets the accessibility requirements as listed by the WCAG 2.1 governing body, for people with accessibility needs.

LEXCEL (Law Society Legal Excellence Standard)

(Our Legal Team – Achieved yearly) 

This is an external assessment which looks at our systems, processes and risk management.  It is something which law firms will often have but very few local authorities have it. 

Maintenance Team of the Year as part of the Building Communities Awards 2020 run by EEM

(Efficiency East Midlands (Our Housing Repairs Team – 2020 Finalist)

Rising Star category in the LGC awards

(Tracy Bingham – Head of our Finance Team. Shortlisted 2020)

Gold paw print from the RSPCA for our stray dog service

(Our Enviromental Protection Team. Achieved 2020)

Gold paw print award from the RSPCA for our stray dog service

Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award

(We achieved this in 2020) 

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

 “FSB Best Small Business Support Offer” at the Federation of Small Business awards.

(Our Economic Development and Regeneration Team. Achieved 2019)

FSB Best Small Business Support Offer award ” at the Federation of Small Business awards.

Team of the Year category in the Local Government Council (LGC) awards

(Our Legal Team – Shortlisted 2019)

Litter Initiative "Roadside Litter Campaign" - Keep Britain Tidy Network Award

(Our Enviromental Protection Team – 2019 Finalist)

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Last updated: Mon 4 October, 2021 @ 09:38