Renfrewshire Council

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Staff stories

Stories, messages and blogs from colleagues across the council.



Diane's financial wellbeing advice for colleagues

Social renewal lead officer Diane Dunn shares her advice and top tips for helping you manage your income

Infrastructure, transportation and change manager, Gerry Hannah shares his experience getting a new bike through our employee cycle to work scheme.

Investing in local people and communities

Nicola Drummond reflects on the positive impact of our community safety partnership team in Renfrewshire communities.

PE teacher Cameron is helping pupils learn how to prevent bullying

PE teacher Cameron Malcolm talks about the impact of their anti-bullying programme and how it is helping staff and pupils at Renfrew High School.

Jason and Rebecca are learners by trade

Trading Standards trainees Jason Hampsay and Rebecca Wilson talk about their experiences learning at work 

Emma McCrystal reflects on this year's Big Spring Clean

Our Senior Community Safety Officer talks about an eventful month of daily litter picks for Team Up to Clean Up

Improving water safety across Renfrewshire

Chris Dalrymple talks about the steps Renfrewshire Council and partners are taking to improve water safety across Renfrewshire.


Chief Executive's Blog

Chief Exec's Blog - 19 May 2022

Alan Russell on the new key council appointments and policy board structure, the return of in-person events, International Day Against Homophobia 2022 and changes to staff news.

Chief Exec's Blog - 21 April 2022

Alan Russell on changes to testing, health & safety in the workplace, support for Ukraine, our wellbeing and stress awareness month.

Chief Exec's Blog - 24 February 2022

Alan Russell on living with COVID-19, staff engagement, using office space, in-person events and the 'Ask Alan' campaign.

Chief Exec's Blog - 10 February 2022

Alan Russell on his pride for our workforce, the Ask Alan engagement campaign, flexible working and supporting financial wellbeing.

Chief Exec's Blog - 28 January 2022

Alan Russell on the latest COVID-19 update, our net zero ambition by 2030, Future Paisley and Ask Alan

Chief Exec's Blog - 13 January 2022

Alan Russell's New Year message


Health & Wellbeing


"Let's Talk" staff wellbeing: Kevin's story

Kevin Milliken, procurement advisor, tells us how opening up and talking helped him take control of his mental health.

"Let's Talk" staff wellbeing: Catherine's story

Catherine O'Regan, content designer shares her wellbeing story

"Let's Talk" staff wellbeing: Moya's story

Moya Garner, team leader tells us why she became a mental health first aider.

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