Barnet is generally a good place to work, with some wonderful and committed staff. Obviously, it can be a difficult environment to work in, owing to lack of funding & resources (both financial and staffing numbers).
In all my varied roles there, I was involved in many different work scenarios, dealing directly with the public, suppliers, external companies, Government departments, charities etc.
Difficult to specify a typical day, as I held many different roles there, but generally I would spend my day at meetings, advising management of new technologies, helping to devise policy, communications with staff and service users, maintaining and upgrading systems, ensuring correct use of funding etc.
Accordingly, I learned a very wide skill-set; particularly staff management, task co-ordination and prioritisation, decision making, and communication skills (both written and verbal) technical IT systems experience etc.
Management were generally good, and open to flexible working, and the general workplace culture is inclusive and good.
The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to directly help both internal staff and external customers.
The hardest part of the job was not always being able to help all customers, owing to funding restrictions or compliance with standards all ready in place.
Flexi-time and good leave
Can be a tough environment to work in