Assessment and planning officer. (Current Employee) – Lewes, East Sussex – 7 December 2018
Worked here for a long time however leaving soon. Management has a bullying culture and has zero care that everyone is overworked. New staff turn up and see how bad it is and then quit within days / hours! The turnover in staff is truly shocking. Promotion is totally political and not judged on merit . Contract says 37 hours a week however you will be working 50 hours a week to manage the caseloads with zero overtime . The council is full of unproductive people and change is highly frowned upon . Do not work here !
Personnel Assistant (Former Employee) – Lewes – 5 September 2018
A typical day would involve being a point of contact for school bursars and managers for the administration related to school staff. Working within quite a large team of Personnel Assistants, each of whom was allocated a set number of schools after training. Support was from other team members and a buddy, as well as the Assistant Personnel Officer, the immediate line manager for the team. It was quite hierarchical and there were several bands of seniority within the department. Each day the work would consist of providing administrative, telephone and email support, general office duties such as photocopying, faxing and filing, producing vacancies and setting them up on the company website by a set time each week. It could be quite demanding work, both mentally and physically, but flexitime was available and the work-life balance was good. Training was excellent and took place away from the office. All Personnel Assistants received 3 months training before being allocated work within their role. It ensured that they were confident to carry out the tasks they were expected to do. Regular reviews took place between the Personnel Assistants and their line manager. The role involved being meticulous with detail and being extremely well organised. The buddy scheme ensured that any difficulties encountered were quickly highlighted and extra training given if necessary. Office attire was expected Monday to Thursday, with a Dress Down Friday each week. Sometimes visits to schools were arranged, and were an especially enjoyable part of the role. Creating vacancies was another enjoyablemore... part of the role. The hardest part was getting all the information correct the first time and delivering a first class administrative service to the allocated schools and passing complaints to the next level of seniority within set time frames. There was plenty of scope for progression for the right person, and this was encouraged.less
Onsite canteen, green spaces, flexitime, travel vouchers, extensive training
Administrative Support Officer (Current Employee) – East Sussex County Council, Lewes – 22 February 2018
I've been working for ESCC for three years and have progressed from an apprentice to an SS6 Administrative Support Officer - however I know feel there is no progression/development pathway available to me.
I enjoy working with my team and the fast paced environment, there is a lot of pressure on the team due to funding and budgets.
Classroom Assistant (Former Employee) – Cross in Hand/Five Ashes – 15 February 2018
Team where friendly and supportive had good time, understanding and approachable if you needed any training or support.had challenges and because of these I was able to push myself to do things I wouldn’t normally have done.
Support Worker (Former Employee) – Hailsham, East Sussex – 30 January 2018
Awful place to work, horrible managers, ask you to be productive then when you are they do not like it, i could only bare it for 8 months, loved the job but the manager was a sour faced know it all, who did not like to be challenged even when she was wrong. She would just move you to a different section. Nobody ever stayed there for long, glad i have left.
Member of the Youth Parliament (Current Employee) – East Sussex – 25 August 2017
While working with East Sussex County Council, I have always felt like a well respected and appreciated member of the team and have seen great co-operation and leadership prevail. I really admire the way staff pull together and get through such tight budget cuts and push for outstanding results with poor funding
Community Support Worker (Former Employee) – Eastbourne, East Sussex – 23 August 2017
The position offered flexibility and structure, as well as a secure place to work in . Teamwork played an important role offering support and encouragement effectively. Management were always there to encourage further development of personal skills with constant training opportunities.
Fun team building activities were offered on a regular basis encouraging commaradarie among peers.
Teacher (Current Employee) – Eastbourne, East Sussex – 9 July 2017
As a teacher I have experienced immense job satisfaction and every day I am rewarded by a comment or action by a child that makes me smile. The hardest part of the job is the pace we work at and the amount of paperwork required to fulfil our role as a teacher.
Satisfaction of seeing a child make academic progress.
driver/handyman (Former Employee) – Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex – 14 May 2017
no comment, didnt feel as if i was really part of the team always left out of the loop and training ,didnt seem to be able to get the support that i needed and you are always in the wrong even if you know your not, they dont always follow there own policies or the procedures they set and change them to suit the situation they want to achieve
ICT Business Assistant (Current Employee) – Lewes, East Sussex – 7 May 2017
Nice and relaxed working environment with no dress code and flexibility on working hours. Colleagues are very approachable and don't look down on you if you have a lower job title or pay scale then they do. Not much money in the government so benefits are non existent or not very handy outside work. Free parking is also a pain.