Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 9 December 2017
Education is now more about paper work than education. The council also has to be ruthless with budget cuts which means less staff and more children. Overall a good place to work, but not much work life balance.
Professional Support Officer (Current Employee) – Birmingham City Centre, West Midlands – 22 November 2017
I manage a caseload of 100 foster carers payments and weekly pay them in a timely manner. through this I communicate with carers, social workers and team managers. I have learned effective communication skills.
During our meetings I take minutes for the actions necessary I enjoy doing this. we all work well as a team and individual basis. The hardest part is when you don't get the paperwork from social workers or notification from team mangers and there's gaps in pay and then I have to go back correct it all which results in over and under payaments.
I enjoy liaising with carers and answering their queries successfully. I like completing my work in a time frame that gives me job satisfaction.
flexible working hours
no incentives and our team had alot of relocations
Former manager lecturer (Former Employee) – Ucb Birmingham – 5 November 2017
Absolutely awful place to work very time-consuming, very stressful never a moment spare moment overloaded with work expect you to do so much in the hours required you end up taking it home and working around 50 to 60 hours a week lack of support from management
I have work for Birmingham City Council, advising parent, Professional on the telephone and on a one to one basis, i enjoy my role have gained much experience and shared this with staff members. i am confident with the role i take on and am always willing to come in early or stay behind, if the service needs me.
Trawling emails. Attending meetings as minute taker, within the workplace and covering Birmingham. Ad hoc training. Typing of minutes in draft, seeking approval from the Chair and ultimate distribution. Keeping the minutes database up to date.
Being able to work autonomously is something that suits me well.
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.