Working for Richmond and Wandsworth

Why work for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils?

We are creating something extraordinary that impacts over half a million Londoners every single day.

Shared staffing model

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils have created a unique joint shared staffing model that focuses on creative service design, new ways of working in a positive and supportive working culture. We work together across services and boundaries inside and outside the Council to deliver vital public services.

We are rapidly evolving and need a flexible, talented and committed public service workforce in many different jobs and professions. Ultimately, you will be putting local people at the heart of everything we do and work together across services and boundaries inside and outside the Council to deliver vital public services.

There has never been a more challenging – or rewarding – time to work for Richmond and Wandsworth. 

Our values

The work we do is varied and different jobs require different skills, but whatever your role, your work and behaviour will revolve around three important values.

  1. Being open – We share views openly, honestly and in a thoughtful way. We encourage new ideas and ways of doing things. We appreciate and listen to feedback from each other.
  2. Being supportive - We drive the success of the organisation by making sure that our colleagues are successful. We encourage others and take account of the challenges they face. We help each other to do our jobs.
  3. Being positive and helpful - We keep our goals in mind and look for ways to achieve them. We listen constructively and help others see opportunities and the way forward. We have a ‘can do’ attitude and are continuously looking for ways to help each other improve. 

Partnership working

Our people are working in partnership to deliver our goals and aspirations.

We have made a commitment to work in partnership to deliver on our goals and aspirations. It is a unique opportunity to do new things, make a mark and be part of a groundbreaking organisation that is fit for the future.

High-profile political environment

Our people work in a uniquely stimulating political environment.

The Leaders of Richmond and Wandsworth Councils have huge ambitions for their local areas. They are also at the cutting edge of policy development and are politically influential in London and nationally. Our staff are responsible for delivering on these big political aspirations, often in a very high-profile context.

Focus on residents

Our fundamental vision is a focus on our residents.

We both have a well evidenced history as excellent councils with high levels of resident satisfaction. It is essential that we continue to maintain and improve the high standards the residents of both boroughs have become accustomed to. We see the maintenance of specialisms and expertise as central to these high standards.