Renfrewshire Council

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Staff stories

Stories, messages and blogs from colleagues across the council.



Siobhan Gray is Scotland's Youth Worker of the Year 2022

Congratulations to youth worker, Siobhan Gray, for being recognised as Scotland's Youth Worker of the Year at the National Youth Awards 2022.

Learning sessions to keep children and young people safe online

Digital learning manager, Pam McDowall is on a mission to help colleagues in our schools and parents learn how to protect children and young people.

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.

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 video message - 30 June

Watch the first of Alan's new video messages. Short updates about the latest developments across the council, as well as his priorities and ambitions for Renfrewshire.

Chief Exec's Blog - 16 June

Alan talks about the impact of Scot Gov spending review, getting out and about to meet colleagues from across the council, the benefits of being back in an office environment and why you should complete the staff comms pulse survey.

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.


Inside Classrooms for Malawi - our stories

Malawi - Jenni's story

Recycling Officer, Jenni Nicolson tells us what she enjoyed most about her trip to Malawi in 2019

Malawi - Lynne's story

Depute Head Teacher, Lynne Docherty visited Malawi in 2015 & 2017. She shares her story of making friends and great memories

Malawi - Megan's story

Data quality & assurance officer, Megan Baird reveals what visiting Malawi in 2019 was like for her and why it was "life-changing"

Look out for more stories from Malawi coming soon...

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