Our Values

We work hard to integrate our values into our decision-making, from big strategic decisions right through to smaller, short-term ones. It’s important that you think about these values before applying, as everyone here needs to agree with them and understand them completely. So, what are our values and what do they mean?

It’s imperative that we have a strategy that’s meaningful – and even more important that we stick to it. That’s why you’ll find us talking about strategy quite a lot, in particular our Strategic Plan.

We understand the importance of a diverse workforce, and honestly believe that everyone here deserves to be treated fairly. We don’t tolerate bullying, rudeness or any form of discrimination whatsoever. But it’s not just about what we don’t do – it’s also about enjoying what happens when a disparate group of talents gets together and forms a productive, difference-focused atmosphere.

We’re building a community of people who are expected to engage with the wider vision for the College, and to work hard to meet their own objectives and make differences. But we can’t expect people to do that if they don’t have the tools they need. So we try hard to make sure that everyone is trained appropriately, has access to senior decision makers and is given enough time and the permission to find the very best approach.

Our people aren’t afraid to take responsibility for what they do. That doesn’t mean we’re a blame culture – quite the opposite. It means that we treat our people as adults, and take pride in giving credit precisely where it’s due.

This is the big one, and it’s the centre of the picture for a reason. We exist to serve our student body – our core purpose is to help them make the difference that will give them happier, more fulfilling lives. And through our students, we aim to make significant and lasting differences to Wolverhampton and its surrounds.

Our compulsory DNA review process is based on these values. You can find details of our Personal Attributes in the policies table. The level of personal attributes you are expected to have for the role are specified in the job description.


British Values

At City of Wolverhampton College we have a strong vision and clear values that all staff and students follow. These align to British values and we offer students opportunities to promote and develop them to prepare them for life in modern Britain.

All students and staff have respect – have mutual respect and understanding
At City of Wolverhampton College all staff should:

  • Dress in a professional manner using appropriate language and behaviour at all times
  • Respect the environment by not creating litter or damaging property
  • Recognise positively colleagues’ contributions across the college
  • Respect others, their opinions and beliefs

Students and staff are at the heart of all decisions – equality of rights and privileges.
At City of Wolverhampton College all staff should:

  • Be an active member of the college
  • Contribute to change individually, through Management or a recognised Trade Union
  • Be involved in all activity that contributes to the success of the college
  • Demonstrate active listening to all

There is a clear vision for everyone to work towards – freedom to exercise rights.
At City of Wolverhampton College all staff should:

  • Attend team meetings, briefings and staff celebration events
  • Contribute to your DNA process
  • Contribute to staff meetings and express your opinions appropriately
  • Contribute to setting personal and team targets to meet aspirations of the business
  • Achieve the best you can be every day, all day.

Everyone feels empowered – have a fair. objective and permissive view to those whose views are different from your own.
At City of Wolverhampton College all staff should:

  • Collaborate and be positive with others from different backgrounds
  • Celebrate a wide rage of festivals and events
  • Challenge all forms of bullying and inappropriate behaviour, reporting as appropriate.

Everyone is responsible for their actions – rules are fairly applied and enforced.
At City of Wolverhampton College all staff should:

  • Follow policies, procedures and processes including Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity etc.
  • Be prepared, ready to work and meet deadlines
  • Embrace all training opportunities e.g. the Prevent agenda and Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity etc.
  • Be responsible for attending work regularly and punctually
  • Keep staff and students safe at all time i.e. wear ID badges.