Recovery / Sundry Debts Team Leader (Current Employee) – Littlehampton West Sussex – 4 September 2015
running two sections in totally different legislations in the recovery of Council Tax arrears and Housing Benefit & Sundry debts I deal with all the difficult cases, obtaining 2nd charges . All the court preparation for Magistrates in obtaining liability orders and attending County Court for various reasons in disputes, and charging Orders currently in the process of rewriting procedures for the implementation of a new debtors system.
the hardest part of my Job is the wearing of 2 hats and the conflict of debtors that owe on both council tax and benefit and how to make arrangements where both sections get a bit of the cherry.
Planning Policy Assistant / GIS Technician (Current Employee) – West Sussex – 3 February 2013
Constant flow of work inc: mapping, local plan administrative tasks, website content management, arranging meetings etc, policy writing.
Have learnt a great deal of what is involved in local plan preparation as new local plan has been written from scratch by the new policy team that I am part of. Also have learnt more about the workings of local government, time and project management.
Management could be better, high turn over of staff and very difficult to progress up career ladder.
There is a large number of local people in the office made up of mainly middle-aged married women with families. The general culture is very parochial and conservative.
relaxed but constant flow of work. contract until 2014.
very in-word looking culture with poor top management.