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Latest staff news

Latest news, events, stories, information and support for colleagues across the Council.

Children's Services and I Am Me Colleagues triumph at COSLA Excellence Awards 2023

29 September - A remarkable achievement in the category for Tackling Inequalities and Improving Health and Wellbeing.

Fun for all the family at Paisley's Christmas!

29 September - Don't miss this year's festivities and claim 25% off if you live in a PA postcode area.

Colleagues can help us reach RenZero by 2030

29 September - An update from climate emergency lead officer, Roz Smith

An office with a view

28 September - Park co-ordinator Fiona Carswell loves where she works and welcomes future investment plans for Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park.

Appointment of new Director for Children's Services

28 September - Following a recruitment process, Janie O'Neill, Head of Education at North Lanarkshire Council, has been appointed as the new Director of Children's Services.

New support service for parents, carers and colleagues at secondary and Additional Supports Needs schools

27 September - The service provides free, confidential and impartial advice on money, debt, benefits, housing, employment and more at schools across Renfrewshire.

New Chairperson for Renfrewshire's Integration Joint Board

26 September - Councillor Jennifer Adam has been appointed as the Chair of Renfrewshire's Integration Joint Board (IJB). She will take over as Chair for the next IJB meeting, which will take place this Friday 29 September.

Council Amazon Business Account

20 September - The new platform simplifies your purchasing process and allows you to take advantage of Amazon's wide product selection and competitive prices.

Complete your fraud awareness training on iLearn

20 September - Faye Wilson recommends our new iLearn course to help protect council resources and the services our communities rely on.

Industrial action impacting schools and nurseries - please plan ahead

18 September - We have been notified by Unison and GMB of their intention to take strike action on Tuesday 26, Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 September 2023.

Join the new I Am Me/Keep Safe Disability Steering Group

14 September - Aimee McLellan from I Am Me Scotland, invites her council colleagues to share their insights and make a difference.

Learning about the Invest in Renfrewshire Traineeship programme

14 September - Key points from the recent RenTalk about identifying opportunities and the benefits of supporting traineeships.

Invitation to colleagues: Join us for Mòd Phàislig 2023

7 September - Volunteer and help Paisley play host to a vibrant celebration of Gaelic culture and heritage.

Children's Services colleagues earn coveted spot at national awards final

7 September - Fiona White talks about the ground-breaking alcohol and drugs education resource that secured their nomination.

Council programme recognised

6 September - Our Tackling Poverty programme has been selected as one of '50 Projects for a Better Future' - celebrating five decades of projects making a difference.

Parking at Renfrewshire House

4 September - A group of staff from across the council are looking at how we will operate the car park moving forward.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and staying safe online

31 August - Cyber security architect Carol Peters on AI and what it means for staying safe online.

Get set for new RenTalks sessions this Autumn

31 August - Don't miss your opportunity to join the upcoming interactive sessions about our council traineeship programme and supporting colleagues with menopause.

Paisley Halloween Festival returns!

31 August - It's getting close to that time of year again when we host the Paisley Halloween Festival - one of the biggest and best of its kind in the UK.

Beat the Street is back

30 August - If you live or work in Renfrew, Bishopton, Inchinnan, Erskine or Langbank, get signed up for this giant game for a boost to your wellbeing and the chance to win exciting prizes.

Scotland Loves Local Week

30 August - Spending local boosts our local economy and empowers our communities. We're showcasing the many reasons to love local and celebrating the fantastic range of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars across Renfrewshire.

£2million to improve active travel routes in Renfrewshire

30 August - Our active travel team have been successful in securing more than £2million from Transport Scotland's Active Travel Transformation Fund for four projects in Renfrewshire.

Support Renfrewshire's foodbank, larders and pantries

24 August - Your donations can make a real difference to local people.

LGiU Councillor Awards 2023

24 August - Recognise the work of a Renfrewshire Councillor by nominating them for a LGiU Councillor Award.

Colleagues invited to have your say on affordable housing investment

23 August - Building on the success of recent affordable housing developments across Renfrewshire, our Place Strategy Team has launched a new consultation for local people to have their say on the draft Strategic Housing Investment Plan.

Read Alan's latest message

21 August - Alan welcomes back our early learning centre and school colleagues, discusses the financial challenge facing the council and all local authorities, and more

Become a community councillor in Renfrewshire

16 August - Nominations for local community councils are now open

Employee learning and development at your fingertips

10 August - Check out the full range of online learning opportunities

Paisley Town Hall transformation

04 August - We caught up with Programme Manager Jack Lochans to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the work is progressing.

Empowering communities

03 August - Insights from our #YouDecide team.

Jamie swaps his rusty wheels for new adventures

03 August - Pedalling towards a healthier and greener future with Cycle2Work.

Appointment of new chairperson of Renfrewshire Adult and Child Protection Committees

28 July - Tam Baillie has been appointed the new chairperson of Renfrewshire's Adult and Child Protection Committees following the retirement of John Paterson earlier this summer

Internal Comms survey results

28 July - Thanks to everyone that took the opportunity to tell us what they thought about internal communications, and importantly how we can improve them.

Inspiring change through collaboration and engagement

21 July - Our #YouDecide campaign has been making waves across Renfrewshire, applauded as an example of living our values and now it has received recognition from across the globe.

Earn cashback and save ££s with our employee benefits portal

21 July - Check out the new mylifestyle cashback feature and make savings on back-to-school purchases

How to protect yourself from cyber crime

12 July - Stay safe online and what to do if you spot something suspicious

What's your favourite rainy-day activity?

12 July - 8 fun ways to spend a rainy day in Renfrewshire

New emergency evacuation procedure

7 July - From 1 July 2023, all colleagues who use Renfrewshire House must complete the new evacuation assistant training module on iLearn, so that everyone is familiar with what to do in case of a fire alarm or evacuation.

Council apprentice advances to national finals

6 July - A bright spark in training: Callum Rae's journey to success and his aspirations for the future.

What's it like to work at Renfrewshire Council

5 July - Almost 1300, or 15% of colleagues from across the organisation completed the survey, telling us what it's like to work at Renfrewshire Council.

Supporting colleagues through pregnancy loss

3 July - We spoke to our head of people and organisational development, Marlene Boyd, to find out more about our approach. 

Collaborative risk group shortlisted for national award

30 June - Good luck to our Corporate Risk Management Group colleagues who have been shortlisted for Team of the Year at the ALARM Risk Awards 2023. 

There's lots to do in Renfrewshire this summer

29 June - Check out our ultimate guide to help you plan your summer fun

"Fabulous" feedback from colleagues

27 June - Recognising staff commitment to supporting unpaid working carers

Meet Kirsteen, our Provost Awards Employee of the Year 2023

23 June - 'Learners will always know, if they need me, I'm there'

Multiply - helping adults improve their numeracy skills

22 June - Last week, colleagues from across the council came together at the latest RenTalks session, to discover the many benefits of Multiply, and how you can support anyone in your personal or work life, to access the programme and 'make numbers count'.

Annual leave increase

19 June - We are pleased to advise that the extra annual leave day, in line with the 2022/23 Pay Settlement, has now been added to your overall leave entitlement within the ERP (Business World).

Council projects nominated for awards

16 June - Congratulations to our colleagues in Community Learning and Development, who have been nominated for two awards at next week's Youthlink National Youth Work Awards.

Publication of independent review on demand for Dargavel education provision

15 June - An independent external review into the council's decisions regarding the demand for education provision in Dargavel village has been published today (15 June 2023).

It can happen to anyone - How I almost got scammed

15 June - Cyber security architect Carol Peters shares details of her close call, and how to spot a scam on social media    

Read Alan's latest Chief Executive blog

12 June - In this month's blog, Alan discusses his recent visit to two of our schools, where he caught up with pupils and colleagues to hear about some of the great work taking place to achieve the best outcomes for our children and young people.

Continuing to support our unpaid working carers

9 June - A look back at Carers Week 2023 and where to find help and advice

Popular menopause event attracts 150 attendees

9 June - Key messages from 'excellent' RenTalks session

Helping Dawn to balance work, family and caring responsibilities

6 June - Dawn and Colin's story for Carers Week 2023

Change to garden waste collections

6 June - From 10 July 2023, if you live in Renfrewshire and wish to continue to receive a garden waste collection, you will need a permit.

We can count on Ellen

2 June - Helpful, friendly support recognised by colleagues

First look at new Paisley Grammar School

1 June - The new school is due to be open in summer 2026 and will boast a state-of-the-art set-up for pupils and the wider community.

How we can all #KeepThePromise

2 May - Promise Manager, Maurice Gilligan discusses our Promise journey and how we're working towards Renfrewshire Council becoming a place where the needs of Care Experienced people are at the heart of all our services.

Reflecting on The Promise this Care Experienced History Month

6 April - Why it's important and what it means for the council and the people of Renfrewshire


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