Community Worker (Former Employee) – Inverness, Highland – 3 October 2017
A typical day would be coming in at 7, finding out what run you are doing, going to the lorry/van and getting that organised, head to area in highlands for work that day, complete tasks and head back to the yard. The council reduced the wages which reduced the morale. Slowly it became a worse place to work but a great place for inspiration to find a new job.
My day can be very varied depending of the needs of teachers and students at any given time. I have learned how to work effectively with a variety of people. I can meet their needs no matter how different they might be. I have learned how to prioritise tasks and to manage my time effectively.
nice staff colleagues, very supportive. varied workload no two days the same nice places to work. flexible working no pressure to do your job the kind of work that you want to come to work in the morning
Have been working here now since January. The team i am in is fantastic and it is like i have been here all my life. Fully flexible and allow you to build flexi time so you can take one day off and month. Salary is not the best, in comparison to similar job roles else where but better than most.
Flexi time - can start any time between 6am and 10am and finish anytime after 4pm up until 8pm
Cook/Kitchen Assistant (Former Employee) – Skye – 2 February 2017
Varied job with lots of different tasks to be done each day, busyday every day feeding & looking after secondry school children. Also responsible for preparing & sending out to 2 other primary schools as well as a day care centre . Had to work well within a team but also had spells off working on own . Really enjoyed job & was good at job but due to relocation had to give up.
Bught Nurseries was a great place to work but with cut backs you had to make do and mend !
Charge Hand (Former Employee) – Bught Nurseries – 1 February 2017
Was left to run it basically ourselves, got all jobs done and on time , had hassles to get overtime for staff . The staff I worked with within the nurseries were a good and reliable and we could work as a team or individuals.
Customer Services Manager (Former Employee) – Alness Service Point – 10 August 2016
I worked for 23 years in the Highland Council but was recently offered early retirement/voluntary redundancy as part of a cost cutting exercise. I worked in various roles during this time from clerical/admin posts to latterly Customer Services Officer at the Service Centre in Alness. I was used to working to tight deadline and dealing with a varied selection of issues. My main roles were working with customers with special needs, i.e. Blue Badge/National entitlement card applications and bookings for interpreters for Deaf Clients.
Voluntary care worker (Former Employee) – Fort William – 2 August 2016
I worked as a volunteer at Lochaber High School during the summer holidyas helping staff with young children who were participating in activities and sports. I showed children how to do the activities and encouraged them to take part.
IT&Hospitality Instructor / Classroom Assistant (Former Employee) – Bridgend Education Center – 28 April 2016
working with out of mainstream school students was a very challenging experience which i enjoyed to see the students thrive and continue with their education at a happier level in their lives and go on to be striving young students achieving the continued education they never thought they would be able to achieve. very proud to have been a part of helping them to achieve this goal
Children's Service Worker (Former Employee) – Inverness, SCT – 9 February 2015
This was a project role, we built the role from the ground up based on the idea that there should be somebody in school working specifically for the children at risk of failing. From this idea and the way we worked it 60 positions where created through out Highland to carry on the work in every school.
A good company to work for with some roadblocks in management
Street Cleaner (Current Employee) – Tain, SCT – 12 December 2014
Start at 0700. Street clean (de-littering and sweeping). Finish at 1500.
For the first 3 years I had no problem with local management. In the past 3 years the new local management have not been very approachable and I have had to contact my union on multiple occasions to resolve certain issues.
I get on with most of my co-workers. I go to work to do work, Any personal feelings I have for my co-workers I leave at home.
The hardest part of the job is the lack of communication between management and the workforce. If you ask for Annual Leave and it is cleared by one supervisor, the other would phone on the Monday asking why you're not at work.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the satisfaction from doing the job and the response from the public.