Our culture charter

We make sure everyone at the Commission feels valued and supported to achieve their potential. Our culture charter and values tell our people what's important to us and what we expect from them.

culture charter

  • We are open to new ideas and new ways of thinking, and value different knowledge and skills.
  • We create a workplace where everyone feels supported, encouraged to contribute, and able to achieve their potential.
  • We stand up against bullying and harassment. We have the tools and support to challenge this behaviour.
  • We create an open, welcoming and inclusive environment for all.

  • We encourage professional and personal development, giving our people the tools and training to create high quality work.
  • We welcome and provide feedback in a positive and constructive way.
  • We ask for help where we need it and are happy to help others.
  • We celebrate others’ professional or personal achievements.

  • We work collaboratively with teams across our organisation. We share resources, knowledge and ideas, and support each other to achieve our goals.
  • We are understanding and flexible to individual circumstances and needs and to different ways of working.
  • We are open to change and the opportunities it brings.

Our people strategy

Our people strategy places our people at the heart of what we do.

It has been shaped by everyone at the Commission, drawing on feedback from our Staff Engagement Group, the Senior Leadership Team, trade union representatives and focus groups.

People strategy

We help our people develop lifelong skills by creating a positive environment for learning.

We empower and incentivise our people to learn, grow and take ownership of their career development.

We ensure that learning is seen as an important part of achieving the Commission’s goals.

We have made development the focus of our performance review process.

We encourage open, honest and constructive conversations.

Our recruitment and selection process is user friendly, streamlined, engaging, and accessible. It ensures the Commission reflects the people it serves.

We’re committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment. All colleagues are treated with equality, dignity and respect.

We do not tolerate bullying and harassment, both within the organisation and in our relationships with stakeholders.

download our people strategy

Download our people strategy

Shivam, Finance Assistant

As the first apprentice at the Commission, I really appreciate the opportunity I’ve been given. I’ve been allowed to grow into my role and have been given the trust to take on duties and responsibilities which have made me feel a part of the team. I’m hopeful that there will be plenty more apprentices after me, because the Electoral Commission is a great place to work, and also offers plenty of support with studies and development.

Shivam, Finance Assistant