Renfrewshire Council

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Staff stories

Stories, messages and blogs from colleagues across the council.

On this page

You're living our values

Our nominees recognised for being fair, helpful, great collaborators and learning

Lisa Carrigan's extraordinary efforts transform a tenant's life

Recognising the human impact of living our values

A passionate ambassador for Renfrewshire, every single day

Bus driver Jim's helpful and caring approach to pupil wellbeing

Fairness, trust and respect

Sarah's key ingredients for a healthy team culture

Empowering communities

Insights from our #YouDecide team

"Fabulous" feedback from colleagues

Recognising staff commitment to supporting unpaid working carers

We can count on Ellen

Helpful, friendly support recognised by colleagues

Values led approach to supporting young people

Living our values leads to success for Project SEARCH team and supported interns

Values at the heart of cancer support

Louise and Charlotte recognised for their help and care

Collaboration key to our digital experience ambition

HR&OD, Procurement and DXP teams add value with combined expertise

Achieving more with kindness and understanding

Susan Allan explains how being fair at work makes all the difference

Crew talents not wasted!

Alan Connelly's quick thinking team save the day

Serving up smiles and support at The Atrium

Café team praised for their positive approach

Values recognition for Ukrainian refugee welcome team

Our housing support staff embody our values in action

Our Chief Executive's blog

Videos and blogs from our Chief Executive, Alan Russell

Message from Chief Executive, Alan Russell - January 2024

Alan Russell looks ahead to what promises to be a challenging but exciting year for the council.

Message from Chief Executive, Alan Russell - December 2023

In his final message of 2023, Alan looks back at some of his highlights of the year, and thanks colleagues for your hard work and commitment throughout the year.

Message from Chief Executive, Alan Russell - October 2023

In this month's blog, Alan celebrates a successful 2023 Royal National Mòd and highlights the work involved in tackling the impact of recent heavy rainfall and preparing for winter. He also provides an update on our change programme and invites colleagues to have their say on our supporting menopause approach.


Meet our senior leaders

Greetings and introductions from our senior leader team

Meet Mark Conaghan, our Head of Corporate Governance

Getting to know our chief officers

Meet Marlene Boyd, our Head of People and Organisational Development

Getting to know our chief officers

Health and wellbeing

Colleagues share their stories and advice.

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

Talking about Coeliac disease, finding support and raising awareness.

I'm a mental health first aider

Meet Lesley Rodgers, a mental health first aider who works as a waste adviser within our Environment, Housing and Infrastructure service.

Hazel's story

Hazel*, who works in our Chief Executive's service, tells us how talking about mental health at work set her on the road to recovery.

Kevin's story

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

Catherine's story

Catherine O'Regan, content designer, shares her wellbeing story

Moya's story

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

Cyber security

Learn from your colleagues and stay safe online

Cyber security training saved Duncan from an email scam

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

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and staying safe online

Carol talks about AI and what it means for staying safe online

Stay safe and vigilant against cyber threats

Cyber security architect Carol Peter's message to colleagues

It can happen to anyone - How I almost got scammed

Carol shares details of her close call, and how to spot a scam on social media    

Business Continuity Week - Cyber resilience

Carol Peters highlights the importance of cyber resilience

Colleague stories and blogs

Read more about some of the great work and achievements of your colleagues

How Val is helping her team to #KeepThePromise

Empowering care experienced young people through creative local events.

Keeping Renfrewshire moving throughout winter

We spoke with colleagues from our gritting and flooding teams to get an insight into how they prepare for winter and severe weather conditions.

Paisley Halloween Festival - behind the scenes with our events team

We caught up with some of our events team colleagues for the lowdown on what it takes to put this huge, ever-popular event together.

Council apprentice advances to national finals

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

Meet Kirsteen, our Provost Awards Employee of the Year 2023

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

Helping Dawn to balance work, family and caring responsibilities

Dawn and Colin's story for Carers Week 2023

Business Continuity Week - Civil contingency

Charlotte McCallum discusses work and personal resilience


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