Vision, Values & Priorities

Vision, Values & Priorities


The Council’s Corporate Plan 2013 - 2017 is the council’s main strategic planning document and is a clear statement of the vision, strategic aims and policy priorities of the authority.

The plan:
  • informs the budget-setting process for the whole council
  • provides the policy framework for each council service to produce a service statement 
  • outlines our approach to transforming the way services are delivered
  • shapes our ongoing organisational development 

The plan describes the Vision and Mission statements of the council.  These are:
 
  • Our Vision - “Northumberland will be a thriving county where people choose to live, work, visit and invest”
  • Our Mission - “We will listen and respond to local people and our partners and we will be confident, innovative and fair”
 
The plan sets out the council’s Priorities.  These are:
 
  • Grow our local economy
  • Improve our places and our environment
  • Enable families and communities to be strong
  • Help people to the health and independent
 
For the council to deliver its’ vision and priorities requires a contribution from all of our employees.  No matter which service or team our employees belong to, and no matter what  job they do, they all have an important role to play.  
 
To deliver our vision and priorities also requires all employees to demonstrate positive behaviours.  To help illustrate the expectations we have of our employees the council has agreed 7 Values.  These should be at the forefront of everything we do:
 
  • Consistent
  • Creative
  • Customer Driven
  • Efficient
  • Opportunistic
  • Passionate
  • Trustworthy