Electrician (Former Employee) – Elgin, Moray – 18 August 2017
Working as subcontacted electrician for the Moray Council. Main task was the upgrade of the council headquarters in Elgin. This included complete upgrade of power, lighting and new data cabling throughout the whole building. When needed i was also out working with the housing department which involved complete house re-wires to wiring upgrades and shower adaptions for people with disabilities. I was able to consolidate existing skills. The managers were very easy to work with and very helpful. There was a good camaraderie amongst the workforce. The most enjoyable part of the job was the variety of work involved.
Care Support Worker (Current Employee) – Elgin, Moray – 26 June 2017
great girls/guys on teams. built strong trusting relationships with multi agency staff, other carers and service users. Would recommend anyone with great communication skills and naturally caring to try this job role.
Technical Assistant (Former Employee) – Moray – 7 December 2016
Typical day = your job and someone else's because of budget cuts What you learn = the council has good benefits, but because of budget cuts you don;t get to take advantage of them Management = very poor, becoming more capitalist and devoid of care, becoming more like the private sector. Co-workers = stressed and over-worked Hardest part of the job = extreme pressure
Officer (Current Employee) – Elgin – 14 August 2016
Unable to use initiative when producing work, lack of effective management and direction, no support, fairly prominent bullying culture across the organisation, lack of consistency across the organisation.
I learned valuable work experience and had a very helpful and enthusiastic mentor who introduced me to many areas within the council. I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent working here with the many people I met and worked with.
Driver/Gardener (Current Employee) – Elgin – 23 April 2016
This could be a good place to work but unfortunately the morale amongst the workforce is extremely low due to management having no idea how to manage or people skills while spending most their time squabbling amongst themselves or trying to catch employees out. Communication is very poor and if your face doesn't fit then watch out! The workload is busy but totally disorganized and teamwork is not encouraged. If your willing to shut off your brain ( thinking is not encouraged ) keep your head down with no questions asked you will get on ok.
Car Park Attendant (Former Employee) – Elgin – 6 April 2016
I enjoyed working for Moray Council. Everyone was very friendly and I fitted in well . I would have liked to have stayed in the job but because the position was temporary budgeting costs wouldn't allow for an extension to my contract.
Freedom to work on my own initiative within a team.
Housing Support Worker (Homeless) (Former Employee) – Cameron Park Brae Elgin – 11 October 2015
Delivering a service for local Community . Monthly Meeting Discuss issues Seek resolutions Work as a team Most challenging dealing with consequential emotional upset and self harming . Securing tenants permanent housing
Securing temporary /Perminant Accomadation lead a more independant life
job starts with giving your work force with there works orders then i have to have a meeting with my manager to organise fence contracts also talk to tenants about contracts about to start also deal with emergency that may come in you have to learn how to keep a cool head when things get busy i have a very good work force you are willing to go the extra mile the hardest part of job was when tenants young and old lost all there furniture photos etc during the floods enjoyable part of job is tenants satisfaction i
Bus Escort (Current Employee) – Elgin, SCT – 11 December 2014
Moray council are a very fun and productive company to work for, and are very good at training for the job at hand. Everything to expect and that is expected of you is very clear. A typical day will involve heading out into the community to escort service users to and from various projects around Elgin. I learned from this job how to supervise a large number of people on my own and with the help of the vehicle driver. The hardest part of the job I have is being able to tend to everyone's needs on the bus at once if there is a problem on the transport. However the most enjoyable part of the job is getting to know the service users as individuals and ensure a safe journey for them.