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too much work for level of staff, most people work out of hours to keep up, no parking, not enough incentive to progress, support is there if requested but skills are not taken into consideration, no scope to move for secondment very often, too many cuts is the problem
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canteen is good
Cons
over worked and not appreciated, no parking
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Working for Newport City Council's Youth Offending Sefvice, I regularly turned up to find sessions had been cancelled and I had not been informed, therefore making my trip pointless. Information that was needed was incredibly difficult to come by and there was very little support available. Equipment and facilities were dated and in poor condition and management didn't appear to care.
Pros
Hours were good.
Cons
Terrible organisation, lack of care from managers, I was not given the equipment needed.
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- unfair recruitment practices with predetermined actions
- favourable treatment for family members/friends of existing employees (particularly at the senior mgmt level)

- slow paced and mentally stuck still in 1970's with no willingness to change and huge negativity and blame culture

- equal opportunities is a tick box exercise

- organisation makeup does not reflect the local community (very low uptake of employees from minority backgrounds. The same applies to promotion opportunities)

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Driven to improve the quality of education for young people in Wales.
Planning and delivering lessons on a day to day basis. Responsibilities for target setting and monitoring progress. Extra curricular roles included.
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Decent Place to Work, plenty of benefits to working here:

Flexi time.

Good work/life balance

Internal job opportunities

Plenty of in house training

salary sacrifice schemes
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Working for NCC has been a great start for my life in work. I've learnt a lot and feel capable to achieve working in local government or a civil service enviroment thanks to my current role.
Pros
Flexi time, pay for apprentices isn't bad.
Cons
Security after apprenticeships, annual leave isn't well explained.
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A culture of bullying ,that seldom gets addressed , the sick pay scheme is frequently abused where staff take advantage taking time off for flimsy of reasons as they know they can , this would not be tolerated in the private sector ,
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Fantastic place to work great co workers from management down

Lots of different jobs no 2 days are the same always lots of overtime if you want it on the weekends
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Works as seasonal parks leisure attendant for Ncc, I have a great job, not only do I get to work outside, but its a job which I enjoy, making sure parks looking clean, tidy and safe to walk in, but always on hand should anyone need me, plus I have great managers, and colleagues not only as the rangers but also the gardeners, who are there should I need advice
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Good training and staff support. Long term employee having the opportunity to work within different departments.My job was working with vulnerable adults within social care.
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Worked there for 5 years very critical of new ideas and work processes very set in ways to much influence for councillors working to own agendas not for the benefit of constitutes
Pros
Local
Cons
Poor parking
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It was a busy hard and fast paced job. you had to manage time which could be difficult with a high case load. Although it was a humbling job especially if you wish to make a difference in peoples lives
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Coached sports to children of school and teenagers who had recently left schooling but not yet found employment.
Encouraged to educate and train children in sports and communication skills.
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I worked at Newport City Council on a voluntary basis so cannot comment on salary or job security. However the work/life balance was good and the management extremely positive and helpful. The culture where I worked was a good work environment.
Pros
Insightful experience
Cons
I couldn't work there longer due to University commitments.
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It was a short time doing the role of an invidulator, it was great to see a new industry and experience. The school I was in was not the best but I enjoyed it
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Good company to work for, but doesn’t offer promotion very often. Good pension and great training facilities. Need to look at wages compared to some private companies
Pros
Great pension
Cons
Long hours
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was an assistant grass cutting seasonal worker 6 to 9 months every year for over 20 years + through having a problem with my leg cant do this now to much walking for me ? it was a very enjoyable job + was new recruits every year as the last couple of years i did this it was for an agency had fun but got the work done as well
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lovely if the weather was nice
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no fun if it rained
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Working as a Teaching Assistant is a wonderful role to have, but due to ever growing responsibilities with never growing wages, the role is becoming very unfair, with pay not reflecting how hard a Teaching Assistant works.
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Prior to the government lead savings NCC was a pleasure to work for. However, having to make cuts and remove staff from jobs they enjoyed and often excelled at was probably one of the most difficult things I had to do.
The most enjoyable parts:- when projects were completed and the users arrived for the official opening.

Working with Councilors, the Mayor, local residents and user groups to improve facilities across the City.

Attracting external grant funding in support of local initiatives.

Forming strong ties with local communities and user groups and helping them to become sustainable into the future.
Pros
Personal satisfaction
Cons
Long hours. Early starts and late finishes. Open to verbal abuse.
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Lots of Red tape. Manager's seem to hang around forever so people are unable to move up the ladder. The most enjoyable part of the job is home time and some of my colleagues
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my work day would start with a handover from staff about any issues that had taken place in my absence, I would then deal with any urgent issues and pass this information over to the staff team that would be working that morning/afternoon.
I would open and deal with the most urgent emails that had come threw, I would walk around the building to check on everybody under our care to ensure they were alright and nothing had been missed.

Medication would start from 8am until approx. 10.30 when individuals would be having there breakfast, between doing this I would also be answering the phone, dealing District Nurses and calling G.Ps if needed.

I would then check risk assessments to ensure that they were up to date as they can change on a daily basis if anybody had a fall updating spreadsheets, organising supervisions and team meetings with the staff group.

The home was a very busy home and more often than not I would be the only manager on duty, I would have to chase up medication, arrange transport for hospital appointment in between individuals who access's the service wanting to speak to me.

I would update service plans and the documentation that was in place to ensure it was still relevant and current

The workplace culture had slowly started to change in a good way as the other managers and staff group came to realise that there place of work was individuals homes.

As the majority of the time I worked without any other managers being on shift it was juggling several issues at once.

The best part of the role I undertook was when the staff team and individuals would say
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Pros
lunch was subsusdised
Cons
chasing other peopels work up
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3.9
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