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Working here

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Working in Sutton

We have a wide and diverse range of career opportunities available, from planning and engineering, to finance, human resources, information technology and social care.

Our vision is to build a community in which all can take part and all can take pride and our 5 core staff values reinforce the vision and provide the underlying context to the way in which we do our work.


  • Better together: We work collaboratively with colleagues and  partners, recognising that everything we do is for the benefit of our residents
  • Less judgment, more empathy: We treat people with respect rather than making assumptions about their needs or behaviour
  • No decision about me, without me: We believe that everyone has the right to be involved in decisions that affect them


  • We think for ourselves and take initiative rather than waiting to be told what to do
  • We consider options carefully and make judgements, and then we take ownership of our decisions, knowing the risks
  • We always act with integrity and can be trusted to do what we say we are going to do. We hold ourselves and our colleagues to account
  • We take responsibility for continuing to learn and trying to be better at what we do
  • We care about our impact on each other, our partners and our environment


  • We think creatively, look for solutions and solve problems
  • We are always looking for new ideas, learning from our own experiences, each other, and the best in the world
  • We actively try new things; we understand that mistakes create opportunities to learn and we manage the risks that arise


  • We are passionate about everyone having the best opportunities
  • We carefully consider the impact of our decisions, and we always seek to act fairly
  • We recognise that equality is about understanding that people are different and have different strengths as well as needs, rather than simply treating everyone the same


  • We take advantage of new opportunities and manage risk effectively
  • We work with the market and with the community to make the best use of public resources
  • We are robust in our business relationships to ensure that Sutton residents get good value for money

Leadership expression

The Leadership Expression is a way of supporting all our employees in understanding and living out the leadership we aspire to. It provides all of us with a tool to help assess our own performance, plan our development and achieve our potential.