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Our People and Culture

Our people, our culture and our values are so important to us. We have a way of being, and a way of doing - these are our Guiding Principles. These principles are at the heart of our success as a friendly, collaborative and engaged community.

Our Guiding Principles

We have six Guiding Principles which together act as our compass in everything we do. They are the cornerstones on which our culture and ethos is based and we aim to embed these within all our interactions across our community.

  • Dignity
  • Sustainability
  • Radical Imagination
  • Joy
  • Responsibility
  • Cynefin


Everyone working at UWC Atlantic, is responsible for keeping young people safe by creating and maintaining safe learning and living environments for students, identifying wellbeing concerns and taking action to address them. The Safer Recruitment Policy provides clear, robust systems for the safe recruitment of employees and workers to the College; thus seeking to deter and prevent unsuitable people from working with young people.

When you come to live and work at UWC Atlantic, we put your safety, security, mental and physical health and happiness at the heart of everything we do and the way in which we do it. 

Our commitment to the UWC Atlantic community, for staff as well as students, is to continue to build a shared spirit of respectful community in which every individual and viewpoint is valued and every voice heard.

With focused and committed leadership on our wellbeing strategy, we are fully committed to ensuring all aspects of wellbeing are reflected in every facet of the UWC Atlantic experience. We are proactively developing our policies and processes to reflect enlightened approaches and to adhere to current best practice.

Disability Confident Committed Employer

UWC Atlantic recognises barriers in society can disable people who have impairments, or health conditions, who are neurodivergent or who use British Sign Language.  We are a Disability Confident Committed Employer and operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme, guaranteeing an interview to disabled people if they meet the minimum, essential requirements for the post applied for. 

We are committed to removing barriers in the recruitment process so that all candidates can perform at their best. Recruitment adjustments can be made at any part of the recruitment process for candidates with an impairment or health condition, who are neurodivergent or who use British Sign Language. Please contact to discuss any adjustments.