Does Surrey County Council require pre-employment background checks? What kind of background check does Surrey County Council do and how long does it take to complete?
Yes. Really strict checks. Ages.
Read up on the council's values and behaviours. Think of the future impact you can have in your role if you get an interview. Also read cabinet papers and documents, recent projects and developments out in the community. Try to get a grip on where the council is now in the transformation journey and where it's trying to get to.There is a lot of info on line.
I would like to work at Surrey County Council because it enables people to develop their skills and presents opportunities to forward the careers.
Annually. Performance based, in the team I was part of.
Maybe very different in other parts of the Council, so you must seek HR advice on that.
Hated it, couldn't wait to leave.
So much happier now I'm working for an organisation that knows how to treat staff properly.
What advice would you give the CEO of Surrey County Council about how to improve it?
Remember where you came from unless you come from money.
People don’t need to be told what needs to be done. They usually just need to feel supported to change.
What would you suggest Surrey County Council management do to prevent others from leaving?
Make the pay more reflective of what is on offer in private sector. You will never recruit or retain staff without it.