I spent 6 months at the Leicester City Council Construction depot in Beaumont Leys between July and December. A typical day started exactly at 8.00pm and finished around 4.00pm. It was basically labouring duties, clearing over grown council owned land, gardens and public pathways etc. We did this by using council tools supplied. The hardest part of the job was working in hot summer conditions (outdoors) also cold and rainy conditions. I would also include in the hardest part, taking part in clearing accommodation of furniture after an eviction has been served (usually two weeks after the tenant/s have left). Most enjoyable part was working with some great characters and achieving completing the work given to us. It was tiring on occasion but overall I enjoyed it. It was a temporary contract of just six months.The average week lasted four days with every Friday off. I learned a different way of working, before I was an office worker of over 25 years so it was a big change. I would recommend it to someone between the ages of 20 - 45. I was 54 when I worked for them, and not in the best shape but I did try. It also depends on the people you work with. I was one of a team of 10 so getting on with people I would say is key. Hope this review helps someone.
Painter (Former Employee) – Leicester – 16 June 2019
spent 22 and a half years at Leicester city council 18 of them was good times the last 5 years was awful would I go back no. I miss my colleagues and work friends I think we kept each other going in the years we was together.
Great place to work, where I feel I am making a difference
Corporate Resourcing Manager (Current Employee) – Leicester City Centre, Leicestershire – 17 May 2019
Working for the council provides me with the work life balance I have craved in other jobs. There is a great culture of people who work so hard for the good of Leicester City residents and visitors all sharing a common purpose.
The are lots of opportunities for progression and development.
INCOME OFFICER (Former Employee) – LEICESTER – 8 May 2019
I worked there as a temp... income the place is run by morons who cant stand the site of each other - loads of back stabbing. Never accepted as an equal, but yet... expected more from me than perm staff. Team leaders walk around like they own the place and gods gifts to men . discrimination was invented here... stay away from this dump! inc B- leys
Log on look at the work that has come in prioritise for the day ie visit that need doing telephone call back who have left messages arrange meatings with other agencies update work queues. The hard part of the job is when you have got families that have serious issues and the decision needs to be made to how in the best way we deal with it decisions can be really difficult. The most enjoyable is meeting people and being able to help them in some way.
Kitchen Assistant (Current Employee) – Leicester – 12 October 2018
Usually my days are good and productive at work, I get along with my colleagues and we work easily together as a team. We have to work within a strict and routinely deadline in order to provide for other schools and for the children with in our school, which I have no issue in doing and often meet before the deadline. My work is always neat and organised and I also listen attentively, following rules too. I always try to give my best within my work.
Really well organised. course to go on. loads of meetings and support..We are providing a safe loving family home for my neice.The best part of the job is being able to watch her grow from a child into a young women. My neice does have learning disabilities, we have been trying to get her diagnosed for a while now,
Being part of her life
need to get my neice diagnosed before she is 18. or she wont get the help she needs.
Pest Control Technician (Former Employee) – Leicester City Centre, Leicestershire – 3 September 2018
too much work not enough staff. Management always on your back, telling you to do other jobs other than the ones planned. You feel as soon as your employed they are trying their hardest to get you out. i feel the mafia would be a synch after dealing with council management.
Admin & Business Support Apprentice (Former Employee) – Leicester City Centre, Leicestershire – 14 August 2018
I really enjoyed working at Leicester City Council, I met some really nice people, I gained lots of skills and experience which I can use on my future jobs. The hardest part of my job was ringing the customers because I didn't know how they would come across to me. The most enjoyable part of my job was sorting out the incoming and outgoing posts because I get a chance to read about any letters and I get a brief understanding of how my work colleagues deal with the letters.