Our community principles
We’ve published a set of principles designed to help professional services colleagues make decisions and guide the work that they are doing.
Here is a handy one-page explainer of these principles.
We ensure our staff are supported and trained to deal with the requirements of their job and perform at the highest level of professionalism, with a focus on professional development and access to professional communities.
We embed a supportive, inclusive culture and increase the diversity of staff at all levels.
Workload and wellbeing
We place the workload and wellbeing of staff at the heart of our planning, ensuring that the demands placed on our staff are sustainable and that activity is appropriately prioritised – recognising that not all demands can be met
Working in partnership
We understand the implications of our decisions for other parts of the collegiate University, using the divisions as a bridge to ensure appropriate engagement between departments and the central University.
We ensure that the true cost (both people and resource) of activities is visible and understood for all elements of a service.
We ensure that our activities are in line with University strategies – recognising the need to reflect local circumstances.
Needs of stakeholders
We ensure that the needs of our students, academics, and other stakeholders are at the heart of our decision-making.
We review, refresh and improve our services in line with academic needs, ensuring that changes reduce complexity and make services simpler for all users to engage with wherever possible.
We use data to support effective decision-making, whilst ensuring that appropriate data collection and governance is a part of any development in service delivery or practice.
Value for money
We demonstrate value for money in both our ‘business as usual’ activities and new projects.
The Professional Services Together team:
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD