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Executive Recruitment

Values and Behaviours

Kent County Council aspires to a culture which is:

Flexible/agile - willing to take (calculated) risks and want people that are flexible and agile

Curious - constantly learning and evolving

Compassionate and Inclusive - compassionate, understanding and respectful to all

Working Together - building and delivering for the best interests of Kent

Empowering - Our people take accountability for their decisions and actions

Externally Focused - Residents, families and communities at the heart of decision making

The values that underpin and align with this are:

  • We are brave. We do the right thing, we accept and offer challenge
  • We are curious to innovate and improve
  • We are compassionate, understanding and respectful to all
  • We are strong together by sharing knowledge
  • We are all responsible for the difference we make

As a senior leader you will be expected to role model and drive the Council’s cultural aspiration and its related values. In doing this the leadership traits we expect of you are:

  • Courage and integrity
  • Making a difference – sense of purpose
  • Compassion and inclusion – community leadership
  • Drive for results 
  • Curiosity and learning