Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Colne – 27 February 2019
Lancashire County Council were wonderful employers, I have had a long term illness that on occasions affected my work. The Management team were understanding and very supportive. I left my position with a heavy heart as I moved on to complete my Undergraduate Ba, in Fine Art, going on to my MSc in Sound Design and Audio Visual Practice at The University of Glasgow.
My personal individual issues I present with this company shouldn't reflect working with them on anothers individual basis. The work itself is enjoyable, I learned a lot about cooking new dishes in a larger quantity. The day would pass very quickly as you are frequently busy. Management I didn't feel were as supportive as they could be on certain issues which did make the job personally very difficult to me. However, my co-workers and general kitchen manager kept me going and supported me every day.
Child care worker for lancashire (Former Employee) – Burnley, Lancashire – 7 February 2019
Job satisfaction. Changing peoples views. Everybody matters.The chance to climb the ladder. Training and course given . And playing a key part everyday in changing peoples lives of being a good role modal.
Agency Social Worker (Former Employee) – Fleetwood, UK – 18 December 2018
The team I worked in was lovely, however there was no senior management support and no backing when this is required. The job again was busy and hard going and as with any Social Work post it has its pro's and cons.
Unwritten rules on extra working hours being a given
Primary School Teacher (Former Employee) – Preston, Lancashire – 3 December 2018
In my time working for County Council, I had an enjoyable time, but I would say that is because of the school that I was teaching at. The only dealings that I had with LCC was when I was paid each month.
Good place to work and occasional meals and drinks in good company.
Technical and Business Support Officer (Former Employee) – Preston, Lancashire – 30 October 2018
For most of the time it was possible to choose the hours that suited me best hence a good work-life balance and flexibility to allow for events outside of work. The work was interesting and nearly everyone I worked with was very nice. There was a professional approach to the work but generally a laid-back atmosphere.
Loved working In the school, it’s hard work and have to manage your time well. Colleagues friendly and good team spirit. The job was spoilt and is made Unnecessarily stressful by the underlining bullying culture from management team. Not very professional , not “do as I do” but, “do as I say” attitude. I’m supprised not a higher staff turn over.
Multiskilled Customer Service Advisor (Former Employee) – Accrington – 17 September 2018
Job was ok. I was dealing with many different departments including Libraries and Blue Badge applications to Social Care. The colleagues were good and it seemed to be going well until I applied to go full time. I was misadvised and went into the interview saying all the wrong things. I had no interest in wanting to work in social care full time and was instantly overlooked for saying this at the interview. Eyes were constantly on you especially when trying to sneak out for a ciggy. It's the Council for God sake theres more departments than just social care that I could've fit into and I am a very warm and friendly advisor. Tut tut
School Crossing Patrol (Current Employee) – Lancashire – 12 September 2018
In this job you have to do one morning and one afternoon shift that will last around 40 minutes, its an easy job but comes with some cons, one such con is that it takes your day away from you, yes you can still do things and go out but you're constantly looking at clocks and watches to make sure you're back for your afternoon shift, its not the worst thing in the world but its a little mind draining.
The parents and children that cross are some lovely people and theres a sense of fulfilment and good vibes doing the job.
Drivers of cars range dramatically from good normal drivers to people who seem bent on vehicular manslaughter, I have had to dodge a few vehicles that have either not seen the brightly lit 6 foot person or are blatantly trying to hit me, as well as the people not paying attention despite being in a 2 tonne vehicle that can kill people
Overall despite the horrendous acts caused by drivers and the time issues with the shifts the job is easy and like previously stated the people are quite enjoyable too which makes it a pretty good job if you're just looking for a little bit of money and something to take up your time.
Contracts Manager Area East Grounds Services (Former Employee) – Whalley – 4 September 2018
I joined the Organisation and Financially the contract was in the Red each year. After Two years I showed a Profit and The workforce increased by 12 extra staff in summer. During My Time with LCES they helped me attain A Post Graduate Certificate In Management.
Young People's Support Worker (Former Employee) – Burnley, Lancashire – 20 August 2018
Lesson planning for 1-1 support for all my young people on my caseload, maximum 20 young people.
Reviewing the caseload, working alongside agencies, organising meetings, writing reports and making sure the young people are safe.
I have learned how to look after young people who come from very difficult backgrounds and present challenging behaviours, working through their issues I was able to support their transition into adult life.
The hardest part of the job was not being able to give enough time to work with the young people, the support that was offered was only 12 weeks, I found this difficult because it can sometimes take weeks just for them to trust you, before you begin any work.
The most enjoyable part is seeing the young people move on and become confident to help themselves.
RESIDENTIAL MANAGER (Former Employee) – Lancashire – 19 August 2018
Lancashire County Council focuses on good quality child care and the managers of the children's homes are very committed to providing excellent quality child care. The support and understanding of Senior managers can be difficult and problematic as the priority is to keep the homes full.
good working relationships between managers.
Inppopriate placements made into the children's homes.