If you are career minded and enjoy competitive opportunities.
Business Improvement Project Manager (Former Employee) – Manchester – 7 July 2015
Work day within DfE depends on the area of the organisation you work for.
Roles differ depending on the part of the organsation you work for. In the communications division it consists of post opening, call handling, answering correspondence, dealing with complaints and liaising with policy teams to answer queries received.
Some management rule with an old fashion ethos of heavy handed, top down delivery of instructions. There are those who adopt a more hands on approach, and if you are lucky enough to work for one of these, your career and learning will excel.
Lower down the chain, the co-workers are an absolute joy to work with, they are hard-working and loyal. There is a real feel of support within the organisation at lower levels.
There are some managers who strive to ensure that work-life balance is available and promoted for all. Though this is intermittent, if you are lucky enough to work for one of these managers, you will have a fulfilling and enjoyable career.
The hardest part of the job is being able to showcase your skills due to constant change which may move you outside your comfort zone.
The most enjoyable is the people you get to work with.
Long hours, unrealistic expectations.