Our culture and values

We are a values based employer, and our values sit at the heart of what we do.

We believe that how we do things is just as important as what we do. Every decision, objective, strategy is devised with our values in mind. We’re looking for like minded individuals who will commit to sharing in every aspect of these values.

Our valuesOur behaviours
Be co-operative… we work collaboratively for mutual benefit We work co-operatively - with our immediate work teams, across the wider business and with other stakeholders We share tools, resources, skills, knowledge and ideas We build trust and lasting, beneficial relationships We work with and for the sector
Be supportive... we give our time, expertise and encouragement We are ready to help our clients and colleagues We believe in the skills of others We recognise and appreciate others We look after each other's wellbeing We are mindful of the impact of our actions on others We are compassionate
Be fair… we value diversity and democracy We act fairly and transparently We strive for fairness in business and communities We treat others with respect We appreciate individual differences
Have integrity… we strive to be open and honest in everything that we do We behave ethically We do the right thing We uphold values We are professional We are accountable We are environmentally responsible
Be positive… we invest our energy on achieving outcomes We focus on solutions We go the extra mile We deliver to a high standard We are passionate about our work We learn from our mistakes
Be inspirational... we empower businesses, communities and people to take control and reach their potential We offer chances We nurture inspiration We build skills and confidence We drive change We lead by example We grow ourselves as we help others grow

At the Wales Co-operative Centre we regularly hold events which include supporting healthcare campaigns such as Time to Talk to promote mental health awareness, Macmillans largest coffee morning, Dragon boat racing, celebrations for the launch of new projects and our legendary regular event – Hot Chocolate Fridays!

We welcome ideas from all members of staff for all causes, the crazier the better and even those which simply make our people’s days brighter!

Here’s a snapshot of what our people think…

We use an anonymous staff survey to measure staff engagement and satisfaction, which gives us a great insight on what our employees really feel about working for the Wales Co-operative Centre, and what we can do to improve.

“Great place to work. Everyone makes it special. Thank you!”

“The centre is a great place to work. I feel part of the centre family and feel equipped and supported to undertake my role effectively.”

“Best workplace I have ever been in!”

97% of our staff said they would recommend the organisation as a great place to work

92% said they were proud to work for the Wales Co-operative Centre.