I have worked at various leisure centres within wiltshire council and hated every second of it.
Lifeguard/Leisure Assistant (Former Employee) – Five Rivers – 6 June 2018
Working for the leisure centres within wiltshire have been nothing but hard work with no rewards. The management are awful and they do not care about their staff or about they're wellbeing. I was signed off with stress and depression and they still forced me to work. Don't work there!
Generally a good place to work, if the post is suitable much of the time you can work from home with fairly painless IT access. A good culture of teamwork, however recent cuts to public spending now making the delivery of some services extremely difficult.
Working for Wiltshire council has many benefits it's good working hours from 7-3 so you can pick your kids up from school and the supervisors are flexible with that. The only Down side is you have to start through agency before you get a contract and some agency have been working there and have not received a contract in 3 years
Receptionist Business Administrator (Former Employee) – Melksham, Wiltshire, UK – 30 May 2017
Excellent place to work - Friendly small team who supported each other. A very supportive management to work closely with a good workplace culture. Very busy reception - switchboard. the most enjoyable part of the job was providing excellent admin support to team leaders. Providing grants to families of disabled children.
A good organisation to work for. They look after you and care about their staff. The public sector is getting more and more stretched and this is passed on to the employee's, but they are there for you if it get's too much.
Manager of the Pest Control and Dog Warden Service (Former Employee) – Wiltshire – 3 December 2016
• Responsible for accounting and management of all Pest control including finances, equipment including stock rotation, asset tracking, receipts/issues, management checks and audits. Ensuring the correct equipment is in the right place at the right time.
Various Positions (Current Employee) – Wiltshire wide – 24 October 2016
Having worked for Wiltshire Council almost 8 years I have progressed through a number of different positions with effective training, support and guidance from management.
Wiltshire Council is a forward thinking and progressive local authority who offer a wide range of varied and exciting career paths.
Wiltshire Council places a lot of it's focus on community led models and encouraging people to do more for themselves
Local government isn't what it might have been 10 years ago in terms of a "job for life" although there are still ample opportunities to forge a career and progress with the right attitude and behaviours.
I enjoy my work with Wiltshire Council and intend to stay for the long haul.
Phones rang none stop Under-staffed, (two members of staff covered the whole of Wiltshire, which should have had four members in the same job position. Learned the truth about Council work Lost faith in the management Co-workers were picture perfect in their sufferings hardest part - not being ale to house people failed by the system Most enjoyable part - Putting a roof over vulnerable people's heads, and turning over property cost effectively and ahead of expected time