SCDC works towards a clear set of organisational and operational values

We are committed to the principles of community development

We value staff who are committed to the principle that community development is a vital tool for social transformation. This includes valuing the diversity of communities and a commitment to empowering communities to become more involved in the decisions affecting their lives.

We are empowered and accountable

We ensure that our managers and staff work in a way which facilitates people taking ownership over their work and helps them to work in a collaborative and enabling way. Our systems support and encourage good performance, so that staff are both empowered to work effectively for SCDC and able to take individual responsibility for meeting the needs of stakeholders. Everyone is accountable, which means we recognise success as well as mistakes and take learning from these situations to improve our internal and external services.

We actively share knowledge and skills

We value staff who continuously seek new knowledge and work to develop their skills. We work in an environment that thrives on co-operation, cross-working and mutual support. Our working practices make time and space for staff to share knowledge and skills in a transparent and supportive way.

We ensure equality and promote diversity

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity which recognises and respects the rich diversity and differences of staff and the people we work with. Our equality and diversity policies and practices ensure equal treatment and opportunity for all regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. 

We are committed to service quality and excellence

We are committed to attaining and maintaining the highest possible standards across our work portfolio and we maintain a continuous focus on our staff needs and the needs of the people we work with. We are not complacent, but review progress, challenge assumptions and push boundaries so that we continuously improve.

We practice corporate social responsibility

We ensure that, where practical, our present actions do not have a negative future impact on our society. This includes considering environmental and ethical implications and opportunities in the decisions and actions we take as an organisation.


We are a Living Wage Scotland Employer
The Living Wage employer mark is awarded to Scottish employers who pay the real living wage - a symbol of responsible business practice. Living Wage accreditation celebrates employers that choose to go further than the government minimum.

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