Our vision and values

Welcome from our Chief Executive

There has never been a better time to join us here at Surrey. We have made great strides in our transformation over the past couple of years and have bold plans to go further so that we can deliver the best possible outcomes for our residents. We are ambitious about the impact we can have in mitigating climate change, delivering good Green growth and more sustainable transport. We continue to invest in major infrastructure programmes and are leading the way in our efforts to support the economy as we come through COVID.

We are passionate about making a difference to children and young people, keeping them safe, enabling them to thrive and reach their full potential. Our Agile ambitions, which stood us in good stead throughout the past few months, have opened up a window of new opportunities, utilising a variety of digital and virtual platforms to enable interaction and collaboration whilst working remotely.

Our work in the equality, inclusion and diversity arena is also going from strength to strength, with an LGBTQI+ network and Disability network recently added to our existing Women's, Youth, BAME and Wellbeing networks. Our mantra that 'no-one should be left behind', as the council strives to tackle inequalities across the county and communities applies equally to those working for us, so we welcome staff who share our values and are as passionate as we are about delivering quality services across the board.

Joanna Killian - Chief Executive

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Our values

Our values show what we care about, and will be crucial in delivering our Community Vision for Surrey in 2030.


We care about our residents Residents symbol

We put our residents front and centre of everything we do.


We care about being excellentExcellent Behaviours

We set consistently high standards of performance and are prudent with our resources to achieve them.


We care about being openOpen symbol

We are straightforward and transparent about our decisions and actions and set realistic expectations.


We care about working togethertogether symbol

We work with our partners, residents and colleagues to ensure the best possible outcomes for Surrey and its people.


We care about respecting othersrespect symbol

We listen to our residents, partners and colleagues and treat them fairly, with consideration and respect.