Research Services values and commitments

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VALUES

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Examples of behaviours:

  • ensuring that your behaviour to others in the workplace is respectful and kind
  • treating others at work as we would wish to be treated
  • acting with honesty and integrity towards your colleagues and being respectful of the rights of others
  • according recognition to achievements and celebrating the success of all within Research Services
  • committing to personal training and support to develop or update skills and knowledge

 

Examples of behaviours:

  • not engaging in behaviours which are discriminatory or disrespectful, or which constitute any form of bullying or harassment
  • seeking support if you have experienced disrespectful behaviour from any source
  • acting immediately on witnessing or receiving reports of alleged bullying, discrimination and harassment, wherever colleagues may encounter it
  • checking whether a colleague needs support if you have witnessed behaviour which may have upset them
  • ensuring all senior managers lead by example in this area

Examples of behaviours:

  • ensuring staff are aware of the commitments to equality at every stage of their employment
  • being free to be yourself at work without fear of judgement
  • being respectful of the diversity of your colleagues
  • ensuring staff are aware of the support available to them
  • giving feedback to your manager on how the environment can be made more supportive

Examples of behaviours:

  • ensuring equity of opportunity across Research Services
  • celebrating diversity in Research Services, and working to expand the diversity of our workforce
  • committing to training in equality, diversity and inclusivity, and training which will help to raise awareness of and reduce disrespectful behaviour
  • encouraging and empowering all colleagues in professional development and sharing information on training, education and development opportunities
  • welcoming ideas from all staff to help Research Services to work as efficiently and effectively as possible

Commitments

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Examples of behaviours:

  • reviewing on a regular basis how we work and how we can improve the way in which we work
  • taking responsibility for continuous improvement of Research Services objectives in relation to our own role, and taking part in team and Research Services-wide improvement initiatives
  • proactively engaging with one-to-one meetings and providing updates on progress against agreed objectives
  • discussing and agreeing objectives as part of the annual PDR process to deliver excellent services
  • reviewing and being proactive in pursuing our own training and professional development needs

Examples of behaviours:

  • communicating our views, ideas and concerns with relevant stakeholders
  • engaging effectively with others in meetings, surveys, focus groups or other channels of communication
  • seeking, listening to, respecting and taking on board the views of others, in particular where what we do or plan to do impacts on them
  • engaging constructively in discussions about plans that might impact upon our role or that of our team
  • working in an open and reflective culture, in which ideas from those we work with and support for new and more efficient ways of working will be listened to and respected

Examples of behaviours:

  • acting in a professional manner, with integrity and trustworthiness, and being accountable for our conduct
  • having a diligent attitude towards our work
  • contributing to planning and objective-setting at both individual and team levels
  • treating each other with respect as skilled, professional people, with roles that contribute in different ways to overall Research Services objectives
  • using reasonable efforts to do what we have said we would do and responding appropriately and effectively to requests for advice or information

Examples of behaviours:

  • putting in the effort to maintain positive, respectful and inclusive working relationships with colleagues in and outside of Research Services
  • working within a team to make effective use of our time and resources
  • working cooperatively with each other
  • being mindful that colleagues may have other demands on their time or different work patterns from your own
  • acknowledging the contributions that each member of a team makes and celebrating team success

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