Fascinating colleagues and workload
GIS and desktop publishing technician (Current Employee) – Hereford – 2 May 2013
A typical day would involve designing and producing maps, posters, newsletters, reports and books for my colleagues in Conservation and Forward Planning. The sections within the wider team include Landscape and Biodiversity, Historic and Listed Buildings, Archaeology, Strategic Delivery/Planning Policy, and Neighbourhood Planning. No two projects are ever the same and the content is always fascinating with plenty to learn from colleagues and partner organisations, such as Natural England, the Environment Agency, English Heritage.
I manage my own workload, which can be extremely busy at times, but always manageable due to the great relationships i have built up with my 30+ colleagues, who all trust me to get on with my job and deliver to schedule.
Due to Government cuts, the hardest part has been the wider department facing threat of redundancy every year since i began. If it wasn't for that, i'd say this is a job for life.
Job satisfaction due to subject matter
At the mercy of government funding