I would meet with my mentor on a day to day basis, we would then receive our job(s) for the day. Either we would be on emergencys which would include locating and fixing leaks, which could be very challenging especially if it is in a mainspipe under the flooring. If we are not on emergenceys we would be on "booked out" jobs. This could include fitting a bath, wash hand basic, toilet, sink or cold water storage tank in a loft. A lot of the job included talking to the residents to explain what was being carried out giving them the best satisfaction.
Something different everyday, a lot of communication needed.
If you can tolerate and work with politicians in order to do some good then this is the job for you. Your responsibility is to help the electorate in your ward with a variety of problems from anti social behaviour to planning applications.
Knowing that you have helped make life a little better for people
Care Worker (Former Employee) – Hillingdon – 4 July 2018
I worked for the borough for a number of years. I found my job had the variety that kept me interested. The days were never the same and always kept me alert and on my toes. It was a busy and stimulating environment. I enjoyed the client group and had developed a good rapport. I began to like my job less and less towards the end- I saw a number of day services close. My travel to and from work was very time consuming and I used public transport as I don't have a drivers licence.
Again, there have been many changes to this work place - this is due to governmental funding - and therefore feel that 10 years after working for this place it wouldn't be right for me to say anything about the organisation.
However, when I did work at the organisation, I loved working there because I had been there for a period of time and also loved the social atmosphere of the staff and young people.
As a senior scheme manager to 22 other scheme managers my working day was extremely varied. I supported the scheme managers and also the residents of 34 at my own scheme. We had new management put into place who had no consumtion on sheltered housing so therefore it was left to myself to manage all the schemes. My colleagues were the most enjoyable part of the job as they were also supportive to me.
Destroyed ICT by letting most of skilled and experienced staff go in restructure. Staff and stakeholders were not consulted about proposed changes only after it was decided. Current staff still asking people who have left how to do things. Hillingdon have now proposed to scrap sick pay, special leave and travel expenses. No job security reduced pension no Flexi time poorly managed from the top. Why would you !!!
Can't actually think of any
Everything you get in private sector you don't get here
The staff were very hostile and although I worked on a part-time basis was regularly expected to work longer hours and put the company before picking child up from nursery. Good work was very rarely recognised. Unfriendly atmosphere.