Early Years & Childcare Commissioning Officer (Former Employee) – Buckinghamshire – 30 November 2017
Friendly team, clear objectives and targets. Loved the job. Managed my own dairy and priorities. Working from home - remotely. Enjoyed meeting different people. Enjoyed networking with people/organisations at different levels.
The main office of Bucks County Council is situated in central Aylesbury. This employer is forward-thinking in its approach to flexible working and encouraging its staff to succeed. My time at Bucks CC has shown me how hard individuals are prepared to work to support the local (and wider) community. Service delivery and VFM are at the top of every agenda. Budgetary constraints have impacted on staffing levels and those that remain do "more for less".
manager / support worker / and everthing else no (Former Employee) – rural – 29 April 2017
Loved the clients I worked with but the lack of support from higher up was unbelievable. Tried to explain that my job was more than one person's and I could not cope but ended leaving rather than having a breakdown.
Business Operations Professional (Current Employee) – Amersham – 15 January 2016
Very motivating and requires a lot of patience to work. learned SAP package , updating on ICS. Mixed team of very young people and seniors. Unique blend of experience and enthusiasm. The thing I find difficult is to see there are so many neglected kids wanting help the best part is the Council is like a silver lining in the dark clouds , helping and comforting these kids.
Business Support Administrator (Current Employee) – Chess Medical Centre Chesham – 16 January 2015
A typical day at the workplace for me would be answering the buzzer to let clients into the building for whatever appointment they may have, data entry into the system, sending E-mails and dealing with general enquires, Cleaning the toys to prevent bacteria and germs spreading etc...
Great working enviroment, working with lovely and talented collegues
Great team of people, with vast opportunities to develop new skills and thrive
Human Resources Business Partner Analyst (Current Employee) – Aylesbury – 8 April 2014
A typical day at work starts at 8:30am for me (purely because I like to get an early start and get a jump on the days' work), and is without fail always varied and fast paced. The work has consistently been challenging and my contribution demonstrably valued by those within my team (and those higher up the food chain); I have genuinely enjoyed the experience of this fast paced environment.
The most enjoyable part of the job has been the mentoring and confiidence shown in me by Management.
The most challenging part of my role has been the lack of job security; you constantly wonder if you will see many of the innovations and systems you have decveloped come to fruition, which can be mentally draining.
This was an interesting role which allowed me to use my interpersonal skills, working with a wide range of employees promoting the use of IT in Adult Social Care. It was a stimulating to work within such a vital council service and to see clients benefiting from its work. It also allowed me to work independently as the job had a problem solving element, and this variety made for a rewarding experience. A typical day might involve starting in my home office fixing records on the database, then travelling to a different location for a meeting or training session with a team in a hospital, for example. The position gave me the chance to greatly improve my IT and especially data manipulation skills, as well as learn the practices of adult social care. My colleagues were sociable and friendly, as this was an essential quality of the job, and were a pleasure to work with. There were challenges working within such a large organisation with many different departments, as ways of implementing policy necessarily involved considering the varying priorities of different departments, and compromise was often necessary.