Working for the Consortium

Employees are the source of our strength. The way that our staff conduct themselves determines our reputation with the wider school community and with stakeholders across the region. We know that people and their skills, capacity, and commitment are central to delivering and improving school improvement services.
 

There are four simple factors that contribute to making a successful organisation:
 

  • Knowing what it is we are trying to achieve – what does ‘good’ look like?
  • Having a workforce that is dedicated and motivated, an organisational culture that is focused on success, and an identity that attracts the people that we want and need.
  • Understanding what it is we need to do in order to be successful – in our case, what do we need to provide to schools and how do we know it is effective?
  • Making sure that everything we do is focused on successfully delivering our goals; in other words, doing what we say we will do.

Guiding Principles for Staff

  • We are committed to a policy of honesty, openness and total integrity in all our dealings;
  • We are committed to achieving excellence and reaching the highest standards;
  • We believe in encouraging all employees to embrace continuous professional development and to take responsibility for their own progression;
  • We expect people to treat each other with trust and respect;
  • We will provide opportunities for personal growth, career development, and continuous learning;
  • We believe that continual development is essential and people perform most effectively when they are supported to achieve clear, challenging, and realistic targets;
  • We are committed to providing an environment that encourages collaborative working and sharing good practice;
  • We aim to recognise and value your contribution through active communication and engagement;
  • We recognise the need to consult with trade unions and employee representatives on significant changes in work-related matters;
  • We believe that everyone should be free from discrimination and victimisation in the workplace and we are committed to equality of opportunity for all; and
  • We believe in the promotion of well-being via a healthy and safe working environment.
     

We aim to provide the following:
 

  • A healthy and safe working environment;
  • An open and honest relationship between staff and line managers;
  • A working environment which is free from harassment;
  • Clearly defined employment policies and job descriptions;
  • Support and training for all staff to meet a minimum standard in the use of the Welsh Language within the work place;
  • The protection of your rights through a system of representation from a trade union where this is appropriate;
  • A broad range of health and welfare initiatives for your general well-being; and
  • Opportunities for you to share your views and ideas on work-related matters through formal surveys, the representation arrangements, and contact with your line manager.


In return, the Consortium expects a number of things from you:
 

  • Understand and contribute to the aims and values of your work, your team, and to CSC as a whole;
  • Be committed to and show respect for our stakeholders;
  • Contribute to and participate in the development of the service and the organisation;
  • Value and respect your colleagues;
  • Be a team player;
  • Be open to change, new ideas, and challenge;
  • Be committed to and proactive about your own learning and development;
  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct and any relevant job related standards (including the National Standards for Challenge advisers);
  • Be committed to the use of the Welsh language within the workplace, as detailed within the ‘Staff Welsh Language Guidelines’.
  • To embrace the ‘High Professional Behaviours’ previously outlined;
  • Present yourself professionally both in communication and dress NB: Staff are welcome to dress down every Friday (term and holiday) unless you have a meeting or are undertaking work where smart clothing is required. Please ensure that dress is smart casual;
  • Be an ambassador for CSC, always presenting a positive picture and being ambitious for the organisation;
  • Have a flexible approach to the work you carry out; and
  • Adhere to financial regulations and procurement processes.

As an organisation, we aim to provide clear and valuable communications to support all staff in doing their jobs, as follows:

  • Performance of the organisation (through bulletins from senior leadership meetings);
  • Performance of each operational area of the organisation (through monthly briefing sessions from the Managing Directors and team meetings; and
  • Your own personal performance (through regular 121 meetings and formal performance reviews).
     
Learning and Development

We believe that continual development is essential and people perform most effectively when they are supported to achieve clear, challenging, and realistic targets. We believe in encouraging all employees to embrace continuous professional development and to take responsibility for their own progression. To support this, we will provide opportunities for personal growth, career development and continuous learning.

In order to facilitate these principles, staff will be provided with the opportunity to attend a range of meetings, courses, and events.

Staff Benefits
 
As a Central South Consortium member of staff, you will be employed by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (RCTCBC).
 
As an RCTCBC employee you will be able to access the following staff benefits:
 

  • Assisted Car Purchase Scheme
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Cycle2Work Scheme
  • Lenovo Employee Purchase Scheme
  • Vodafone Advantage
  • Vectis Card (staff discounts at over 7000 venues, from major retailers to local independent stores)
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