Home Ownership Officer (Former Employee) – Redbridge – 2 April 2018
Dealing with customers who were making their first property investment was an eyeopener. I learnt a lot about government legislation, organising conferences, dealing with complaints as well as service charge queries.
Data Officer (Current Employee) – Cleveland Road Primary School – 28 February 2018
Working in a primary school suits my family life. Being a single parent, it is hard to juggle work/personal life as well as studies. Being able to have holidays at the same time as your children is definitely a bonus but am prepared to work full-time now as my children are older.
The London Borough of Redbridge (LBR) is one of the smaller local authorities within London.
It is considerably behind the majority of other boroughs in terms of innovation and development in all areas and this has created a very challenging environment to work in.
Due to the previous Chief Executive and his team failing to take appropriate measures when the financial crisis took hold LBR is currently in the process of trying to find savings up to £60,000,000 over the next two years. This contributes to the challenging nature of the workplace environment.
Senior Management continue to struggle to get to grips with the best way to guarantee these savings leading to regular changes of direction in policy and priorities making my role particularly uncomfortable.
The best of the job for me is the autonomy I have within my role. I am not micro managed and this has allowed me to develop within the role over the years.
Senior Environmental Health Practitioner (Current Employee) – Lynton House, 255-259 High Road, Ilford – 26 November 2017
I find the London Borough of Redbridge to be a good employer who are committed to improving the standard of life of their residents and to providing a working environment for their employees that encourages commitment and dedication.
Undergoing enormous change in Education and Inclusion
Recruitment Manager (Current Employee) – London – 24 October 2017
Unfortunately the very large salaries drawn by the chiefs means very few Indians left to do the work. Plenty of management speak about teams and challenges but they are fundamentally clueless about the direction local government needs to take. A lot of hot air being expelled about becoming a traded service or some form of limited company- deckchair re-arrangement on the Titanic springs to mind. There will be opportunities in future, there always are, but the loss of expertise means restarting from a low base. Remodelling has resulted in no offices and hot desking as the norm which really tells you how expendable you are A lot of blogging by senior management which they think is communication but are we really interested in where they arte going for their next holiday?
enjoyable job, relaxed atmosphere. good management. arrived and collected from meters in the borough, returned and passed to be counted, bagged and made ready for collection. enjoyed fellow workers, only downside being out in all weathers.
Support Assistant (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 19 June 2017
Its ok but they need to look after those who wish to progress and acknowledge good work and performance. There are no increases in salary even though one is working above the required standard with additional responsibilities
FAMILY WORKER (Former Employee) – Redbridge – 16 May 2017
a typical day looks like mixture of duties i.e. contacting clients, facilitating a parenting programme session, updating case notes for attendees and non-attendees, 1:1 support work with clients and inform sharing as appropriate with other professionals involved with the children in safeguarding.
pot girl (Former Employee) – fairlop water – 13 December 2016
This was my first job I worked their for nearly two years and it gave me a good insight to how the working world works.
My job included stock rotation and cleaning the bar. I also served the gold customers item that included golf balls and green fees. On night when event toke place I would collect glass from tables and make sure that the bar was always stocked and clean glass where available
Senior Administrator (Former Employee) – Barkingside – 5 October 2016
The job was not routine and it was forever changing which what I liked about it and the workplace was amazing. Nonetheless the cost cutting strategy that the council embarked on it was inevitable that work would get more demanding. Staff were not valued in the process as it was purely a number crunching exercise. Skills were not matched to appropriate Jobs hence staffs left were unexperienced and turnover of staff keep increasing. Management was very poor with no clear direction.
Various Positions (Former Employee) – Redbridge – 23 August 2016
I worked for Redbride for many years, it's used to be a great place to work and with supportive management. This is no longer the case, management has lost touch with its workers and the people who live in the borough. There are many many vacancies in Redbrige now just take a look, many people have left their employment and for good reasons .......If I was looking for a new job Redbridge would be at the bottom of my list.
Resources Officer (Current Employee) – Ilford – 9 July 2016
Non-Stop working Great Caring & Conscientious Staff The hardest part of the job is trying to complete everything in the allotted time Most enjoyable part of the job is knowing you have completed the task in the allotted time
Good teamwork,lack of comunication with middle management sometimes but Ok
Facilities Assistant (Former Employee) – Ilford – 12 May 2016
same routine at most but needed for procedure and safety, always a course of training given to improve your skills eg.Caretaking N.V.Q. levels to qualify. Management very good but hard to communicate with some problems, co-workers are good with teamwork, split shifts on the day not that enjoyable. End of the week good a day off maybe two.