Fast paced environment, multi-tasking and rise to unexpected work situations.
HR Advisor (Former Employee) – County Hall, Kingston-upon-Thames – 21 November 2018
Loved the role, cannot expect the unexpected as every day was changeable and you needed to be able to swap activities as the need arises. Prioritize activities and move deadlines as appropriate. Inform management of Risk assessments and deal with appropriately. A typical day would start with going to a certain work service station and be redirected as the urgency or the need arose. Learned to work with multi-disciplined environments and services under serious constraints due to staffing and budget constraints. Difficult circumstances were working to serve the service needs and maintain a healthy work/life balance. This especially if you are passionate about your role. Culture very open and free. Lots of team spirit. Casual Fridays. A difficult part of the role was that what starts as a 'simple case management' issue evolves into a much broader complicated issue as you unravel the complexities. However, this is typical of HR. The team supported each other, and in the event of a situation of if the unexpected absence of a colleague occurred, we were able to pick up the case and move on with it to a conclusion. Very much a 'can do it', ' will do it' situation.
Flexible working and expected to do role without constant supervision.
Be wary of extending yourself beyond work /life balance.
Resources (Former Employee) – Kingston upon Thames – 7 November 2018
The best thing I ever did was get out of this place. the culture of bullying and harassment is unbelievable, and staff are targeted should they dare to even whisper anything. Business support managers sit in ivory towers, doing very little work, they enjoy working at home either side of weekends, but are never available to staff. They did not like their staff having any flexibility ( regardless of what they take). They are unapproachable, and generally untouchable. Their actions can push staff to the brink, but they are not pulled up on this. Senior Leadership is either ignorant to this or simply turns a blind eye.
After School Club Assistant (Current Employee) – Redhill – 1 October 2018
Arrive at 15:30 and set up for children e.g. laying out board games and getting out equiptment. Then either supervise children or prepare for serving their snack for 16:15. Keep surpervising children until 18:00.
SCHOOL CATERING ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Surrey – 6 July 2018
I was in the school kitchen department. Management, themselves, were always pleasant and try to help and sort any issues. I did find that the kitchen would get the blame if students disliked the actual dish itself, but the kitchen were following rules set.
helpful, pleasant management.
unable to take holidays, etc, off during term times
RESEARCH AND COMMISSIONING INTERNSHIP (Former Employee) – Woking – 3 July 2018
I have been working as an Intern alongside Surrey Family Services and have experienced a range of diverse settings and environments which have enabled me to explore my career options post graduating from University.
Why I like to work for SCC and what I like less about it.
Senior Social Worker (Current Employee) – Esher, Surrey – 30 June 2018
I have always enjoyed working as a social worker, especially senior social worker in Adult Care. After many years of searching I finaly found something I liked doing! I value the fact that I was given plenty of independence to complete my tasks, that I work with changing group of people on my caseload and that I work with a good team of people. I like less the bureacracy which is frankly stifling. There are so many forms to coplete that it all begins to look like a ritual preventing us from working with people and absorbing all our time. However, I do appreciate that recording has to be completed, but if it was up to me I would suggest some changes.
Productive, Work life balance, friendly people to work with
Resource Advisor (Former Employee) – Various – 6 March 2018
Ongoing workload, overseeing admin staff, working to budget deadlines on a monthly basis, meeting with management to go through monthly budgets, recommending where to cut costs. Producing accurate monthly budget figures for several homes. Working from different locations on a daily basis. advertising, shortlisting, interviewing and recruiting staff. Arranging meetings with Managers has not always been easy and some of the systems not functioning as well as they could. The most enjoyable part of the job was to help and train staff to enable them to achieve and fulfill their role. Also working on my own or as a team.
Business Support Coordinator (Former Employee) – Woking, Surrey – 20 February 2018
Management want control but do not want to take responsibility. Due to the lack of funding a dog eat dog environment has evolved. This is not the same organisation I worked for when I first started in 2000.
Social Care Worker (Current Employee) – Surrey – 31 January 2018
The management are honest enough to tell you to move on to other careers if you are not going to progress. Pay does not match the cost of living in the area. If your an unqualified worker then you get little recognition for your hard work and your skills often overlooked. Training is normally good and the teams are generally supportive.
Adult Social Care Solicitor (Current Employee) – Kingston upon Thames, Greater London – 26 January 2018
The workplace has a relaxed atmosphere, with friendly staff. I really like my client base, which includes professional qualified social workers. I prefer working in a local government like Surrey County Council. I am grateful for the privilege and opportunity of transitioning my legal practice and services from private practice to local government.
It is part time role and FTC, would prefer full time and permanent position but do not mind Full time FTC