Blackpool Council
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Work was always busy. There is always something to do. When not on pool I was cleaning - there is a lot of cleaning tasks to be completed through out the day. Could be better equipment too clean with, but unfortunately the budget is limited.
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Free gym membership
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Hot tempertaure on poolside during summer, especially when cleaning
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I love helping other people and I love working with kids all my life .To be a swimming teacher and learn kids to be abel swim and after to look how quickly they can grow in swimming it make me feel so good
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free members ship
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Good place to workTraining up to date Friendly people Management good Uniform and ppe supplied Good rate of payHolidays Workload good team building good Tasks within law
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Lack of visual or personal contact from senior management. Mostly early finishes and worked from home leaving direct management to do all the work. Really disappointing their lack of support to ground floor empliyees
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flexi work hours
Cons
senior management lack of management
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Blackpool Council is a good place to work. The staff are really generous and kind. The work is easy and the equipment is quick. I recommend you working on Project Search.
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Generous Staff
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No Cons at all
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I experienced a culture of bullying and lying within an office clique. A lot of brown-nosing managers and some managers did not know how to manage their own staff. A blatant lack of care for mental health issues - in fact, they drove the knife in further. Service users names were frequently mocked and there was a lack of compassion towards impoverished service users. I came across people in my team who did not know how to copy and paste, use a search bar and one person could not even add up. Any helpful suggestions on improvements to processes to increase efficiency were dismissed. I would only recommend working at the council for the money, however, the lack of job security due to the cliquey work environment is enough to warn you off.
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Wouldn’t recommend working here, to many chiefs and not enough Indians. Managers with big ego’s and favourites. A well known bully culture in certain areas of the council.
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Every day i interact with customers from beginning to end. When facing difficulties management often take the customers side and are unhelpful. Therefore, i would not recommenced working for Blackpool Council. The most enjoyable part of this job is working with certain colleagues
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My time working as a personal assistant was beneficial and eye opening as I learnt how those with visual impairment go about their daily lives. Not only did I enjoy assisting this person but I can genuinely say I formed a bond with someone I would not have encountered without this job opportunity
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For such a large workplace you are made to feel welcome straight away! It is a difficult job but once nailed it’s just second nature. Very fairly paid for a student
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Working as a lifeguard has allowed me to make fast decisions under pressure, maintain concentration, and improve my team working skills. My position as a lifeguard has further developed my communication skills and enables me to be confident in my ability to help people, as well as being approachable and personable. Blackpool Council ensured they follow the law on how long a lifeguard is on poolside, and provided other tasks such as sports hall setup and general cleaning to keep the working day interesting.
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My job was simple yet very enjoyable, working with customers on the ropes course or doing maintenance. Management was acceptable and people in the work place were easy to get along with.
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Great new state of the art building with air conditioning, lots of room. Location excellent very central for public transport and the town centre. Good atmosphere, friendly helpful colleagues. Not easy to take full ownership of the work.
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Overall very good. Customer Facing. IT systems not the best. Good Benefits eg pension, annual leave. Different challenge every day. Good staff moral. Interesting as lots to learn. Many on the job training.
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Backward way of working and thinking, lasted 18 months no people development, flexi is great but difficult to get projects completed and fridays no one seems to work even if they are in the office smallest things seem to detract people
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I have worked for Blackpool Council for 3 years now and have found them to be a fair employer. I have been able to use family friendly hours to support my need for child care and I have also undertaken two management course which have enhanced my CPD.
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The actual people who you work with are fine although you need to watch out for the people around you, who could affect your performance, also the times that they make you work till is a bit too much.
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I have been employed with the Council for the past 10 years and have enjoyed my work and meeting different people each day. The training is good and the management are supportive and opportunities for progression are endless.
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Funding constraints make it harder to provide full quality service to thousands of tax payers. The staff do their utmost despite being squeezed to the limit
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Blackpool council is a decent place to work. flexi good, holidays good good staff I have created excellent working relationships with colleagues, external agencies and the general public. I ensure that I adhere to and follow office policies and procedures scrupulously. I am fully conversant with all Microsoft packages and have excellent computer skills.
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flexi, holidays, breaks
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management staff
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Inexperienced managers who do not think of the needs of others. Not a good place to work if you want to progress. High turnover of staff. No staff development. Ego's clashing
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Teaching
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Management
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