Local Authority Officer (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 18 September 2017
Birmingham City Council has needed to make challenging financial decisions as a result of mismanagement. It has however, provided me with many years of experience working in challenging social housing and private housing environments.
Lunchtime Supervisor (Current Employee) – BIRMINGHAM – 15 September 2017
I have enjoyed working for bcc with children and fulfilling my role as a lunchtime supervisor have been doing this job for nearly 5 years but I need a change now as my hearing is not good any more trying to listen to young children in a noisy background so am looking to change my job role
Advisor (Current Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 21 August 2017
A typical day includes finding cover to get children home to school. Learned to be patient and nice to people. Hardest part of the job is not able to get a guide and have to rely on school staff. This makes things harder. Most enjoyable part of the job is when everyone is at work and no one off sick.
Street Cleaner (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 2 August 2017
There was no typical day as each day you could be doing a different job from shop fronts, housing, barrow boy, leafing, bulk collections. I didn't learn much job wise, but I did learn to be more confident when meeting new people.
Gate Keeper (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 6 July 2017
Working for the council was a pleasant experience with colleagues being fun, helpful and easy to get along with. the job required a high level of organisation but this was not a difficult requirement to meet with a great group of people working with me.
Refuse Collector (Current Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 27 June 2017
I work 37 hours based over four days with an option of overtime on my fifth day most weeks. I start at 530am and finish at 307pm. I work as part of a 3 or 4 person refuse crew and we collect either household rubbish, or recycling. On average we walk between 8 to 12 miles per day, whilst loading around 10 to 20 tonnes of rubbish per day. It is a job i have had to learn to be patient with public as you often come under criticism and abuse for doing your job. I find the most enjoyable part of the job being the freedom of working outside in all weathers, and the satisfaction of having to work hard both physically and mentally each day you are at work.
Freedom, outdoors, work individually and part of a team, satisfaction of working hard
Constant heavy work load, and abuse from members of public
Home Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Shard End, Stechford, Kitts green – 23 June 2017
I really enjoyed working for Birmingham city council as a carer. But unfortunately I have arthritis so I was not able to do my job to the best of my ability. I found my boss's so understanding & very helpful
Loved the job, loved looking after people & I felt safe working for the council
Weekend work, also going from a late shift to an early start
Refuse Collector (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 12 June 2017
loved my job but had back injury really enjoyed working a Bham City Council devo when i could no longer work as a bin 3 years since left MISS the place i was a hard reliable worker but injury ended my career a city council wish i coulda stayed.
Benefit Officer (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 6 June 2017
Colleagues were great. It was always busy and you have to complete assignments as we all have targets to meet otherwise you will be performance managed. Lots of pressure and you are being watched like a hawk.
Customer Service Advisor (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 6 June 2017
Answering incoming calls / data entry / complying with Data Protection Act issuing bills / forms / letters and explaining complex issues in detail Liaising with other councils / local authority / court and police department Deputising manager when she’s away and adhering to the council’s code of conduct.