Renfrewshire Council

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Latest staff news

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

Help us prepare the next Local Development Plan

9 April - Share your views about the places where you live, work and visit in Renfrewshire.

Cyber-savvy teamwork triumphs in escape room

04 April - Recognising your role in protecting the Council.

Supporting women in the workplace

28 March - We are celebrating Women's History Month (1 - 31 March), by highlighting some of the key work we are doing to support gender equality, work- life balance and women's health and wellbeing.

National award win for our Customer and Digital Operations Team

27 March - Drive to improve online experience for Renfrewshire families recognised at The Granicus Digital Public Sector 2023 Awards.

Delivering for the community in all weather

22 March - Hot meals for local people come rain, hail or shine.

Renfrewshire House car parking permits

20 March - Information on the car parking permit scheme at Renfrewshire House and how to apply for a permit.

Collaboration unlocks success in Paisley

15 March - Fitting-out Paisley Town Hall and Learning and Cultural Hub with our values.

Register for council tax e-billing

15 March - If you live in Renfrewshire, making the switch from paper to e-bills is quick and easy.

Staff celebrate Scottish Property Awards win

15 March - After gaining industry recognition, we caught up with the team behind the new Paisley Learning and Cultural Hub.

Colleagues recognised for procurement best practice

14 March - Congratulations to our procurement colleagues for achieving top marks in their recent national assessment.

Understanding whistleblowing: what you need to know

08 March - Information on our whistleblowing policy and how to report a concern.

Help and advice to boost your budgeting skills

08 March - Key info from our recent RenTalk with Multiply and Renfrewshire's Citizens Advice Bureau (RCAB).

iLearn - supporting your personal development

07 March - If you haven't accessed the new iLearn yet, please do so to complete your mandatory training, and see how we can support your personal development. 

Changes to our managing absence and sickness policy

07 March - Our new policy for managing staff sickness and absence launched earlier this week. We met with our Head of People and Organisational Development, Marlene Boyd, to hear more about the changes and what this means for colleagues.

New grant scheme aims to fill empty town centre premises in Renfrewshire

07 March - Find out about our new Town Centre Premises Grant investment of £250,000 as part of a drive to reduce the number of vacant premises in its town centres, while supporting new business start-ups, creating employment opportunities, and promoting sustainable inclusive economic growth.

Imagine something different at Paisley Book Festival this Spring

05 March - OneRen's popular Paisley Book Festival returns from Thursday 25-Sunday 28 April 2024. This year's programme promises a stellar line-up of authors set to take Paisley by storm and a dedicated day of free activities—from puppet making to interactive storytelling—on Saturday 27 April for families with young children.

Benefits of being cyber savvy

01 March - Cyber security architect Carol Peters reminds us to stay safe online and protect Council systems and information.

Budget 2024/25 update from Chief Executive, Alan Russell

29 February - This week, councillors agreed to a budget of £549.287million for the financial year 2024/25.

Working at Renfrewshire House

27 February - Work continues to create the appropriate working environment at Renfrewshire House and other council offices.

The latest learning and development opportunities

21 February - Visit our 'Working at the Council' webpages for full details.

Garden waste permits for 2024/25

19 February - If you live in Renfrewshire, you have until Monday 11 March to apply for your garden waste permit for April 2024 to April 2025.

Valuable insights for colleagues on payroll savings, credit unions and debt advice

08 February - Key info from the recent RenTalk session with Advice Works and Scotwest Credit Union.

Are you clued-up to stay safe online?

06 February - Safer Internet Day (Tuesday 6 February 2024) reminds us to be vigilant about scams and cyber crime.

Cyber security training saved Duncan from an email scam

06 February - Read his letter of thanks to cyber security architect, Carol Peters.

Building works in Renfrewshire House car park from 17 February 2024

05 February - Reduced parking capacity expected for two months for essential works.

Four years of keeping The Promise

05 February - We're marking the four-year anniversary of The Promise Scotland and calling for you to get involved.

How Val is helping her team to #KeepThePromise

05 February - Empowering care experienced young people through creative local events.

New guidance for disposing of upholstered domestic seating

01 February - Update for colleagues on changes to household waste recycling in Renfrewshire.

Talking about mental health—what we really mean

01 February - Supporting your conversations about mental health and wellbeing.

Talking helped me take back control—Martin's wellbeing story

01 February - Talking about Coeliac disease, finding support and raising awareness.

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