COUNCIL TAX OFFICER (Former Employee) – Sandwell, West Midlands – 16 March 2018
I very much enjoyed working for sandwell council's as it was close to home and very much enjoyed working with the people there. I had very good understanding of the area having worked as an inspector and this understanding helped me in my office role in later years. The hardest part of the job is not been able to do what you can due to cut backs and not been able to help volunrable persons. Helping tax payers with payment methods and getting tax payers to pay what they owe as well as locating non payers.,
Working too close to home & being aproached outside work
Cashier / Clerk (Former Employee) – UK – 31 January 2018
There are lots of opportunites to futher your career. They always keept up with ongoing training opportunites. Gave alot of general support. My typical day was invloved in the taking and receipting of monies owed.
Grounds Maintenance (Former Employee) – Netherton – 2 October 2017
as a volunteer you are limited to as what you can and cant do. it was overall a fun and exciting role that i thought about getting in to when id left school as the team members wasn't too serious and you could have a laugh.
Electrician (Former Employee) – Oldbury – 28 September 2017
I may have only been at SMC for one week but I thoroughly enjoyed myself and the experience that I gained. All the employees that I met were kind and always happy to help even though they played tricks on me which was quite funny.
Learning Support Practitioner (Current Employee) – Abbey Junior School – 29 August 2017
A very busy and full-on day every day. I never stop. Love this environment.
Greeting parents and children at the beginning of the day. Registration and settling in the children and explaining to them how their morning will be organised.
Supporting the children in groups and individually for Maths and English lessons. Supplying the correct work from the planning given to you the week before by the lead teacher. Although sometimes this does not always happen until the last minute.
Preparing out-door learning and organising fruit and milk breaks.
Toilet breaks are a regular feature throughout the day especially before play and lunch times.
I also have dinnertime duties everyday which involve guiding the children into the lunch hall and dismissing them into the playground making sure each child has eaten.
Afternoon duties include placing many different play activities out for inside and outside in all weathers through learning. To supervise safe play especially outside whilst climbing trees and using play equipment.
Settling children for home time and equipping them with letters and hand made objects they have made during the day.
Dismissing the children to the correct parents at the end of the day and or escorting children to after school clubs and activities.
Organising the next days work and activities and tidying up after a busy day.
Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant (Current Employee) – West Bromwich, West Midlands – 10 August 2017
Typical day of work is cleaning the hall and interacting with kids after dinner time. I learned cleaning and people skills whilst working at the school, the management is to keep you informed throughout the work period, the most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with the kids and work mates at the school
Part Time Youth Worker (Current Employee) – Sandwell – 9 June 2017
my line of work each day is very different to the next as i work with a range of young people all over Sandwell who face different issues in their life ranging from alcohol, drugs, self harm, confidence issues, anti social behaviour, and gangs. the most enjoyable part of my job is helping young people gain confidence and tackle the issues they face day to day also helping them overcome their problems.
A council with ambition to serve its community well
Service Manager (Current Employee) – Oldbury, West Midlands – 20 April 2017
A council strongly led by elected members working closely with directors and service managers. Very strong commitment to local people and to address the longstanding deprivation in the borough. Good committed people serving a warm and friendly local community
Manager (Former Employee) – Council House – 1 February 2017
As many Local Authorities, Sandwell applies all legislation required of it so makes working for them enjoyable, with clean friendly atmosphere. The Council has put a number of practices in place which assist in the promotion of staff well being. The culture is one of together we can achieve.
Commercial Property Officer (Current Employee) – Oldbury, West Midlands – 19 January 2017
Enjoyable hard working environment with good people. Work is continuous and challenging. Best part of the job is to be able to complete a case load and have a great pleasure of providing a vital service.
Learning Support Assistant (Current Employee) – Wednesbury – 7 November 2016
Fab. Great company. I have learned to work with children and support them to the best of my abilities. I know how to help them improve. I enjoy being able to turn to my co-workers for help if I need it and vice versa. Management are great too! My favourite part of the job is helping these children blossom, after all.. they only have one shot.
Voluntary Researcher (Current Employee) – Sandwell – 24 September 2016
I participated in a domestic violence needs assessment gathering information on the services that are provided for victims and perpetrators in the Sandwell area. Updated confidential data ensuring that all relevant information is secure and following procedures. Gathered an understanding of all the risk factors that are implemented and in place for high/medium cases. Shadowed important meetings and became aware of all partner agencies and how each organisation work together to try and prevent domestic abuse incidences, whilst also making sure each case is reported and dealt with accordingly.