Bracknell Forest Council Employee Reviews
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Good, central location. Home/Flex positions available. Flex time means working hours can be adjusted to suit you and up to 1 additional days leave can be accrued each month. Up to 10 days leave can be bought or sold each year. Reduced leisure centre membership.
I am leaving Bracknell Forest as I feel that I am being forced out by new managers. I used to have a good work life balance but however due to new changes this no longer happens. I have worked part time for a number of years and can no longer continue.
Arranging transport for Special Needs pupils to get to school. Also Adults who need to attend College. Sometimes there was a need to drive the mini bus to take pupils to sporting events out of the area. I enjoyed the people in the office and the most parts of the job
BFC are very forward thinking in ensuring that employees have a positive work/life balance. Changes are currently underway which have resulted in management changes. BFC have tried to communicate these to staff in an efficient way. Occasionally, communication to staff could have been better but this is being rectified.
With respect to the constraints of budgets and always having to justify your role (this was not such an issue in my department, but definitely in others). I enjoyed my short time there and had to leave for personal reasons. The team I worked with were friendly and helpful. The downside was that overtime had to be approved at senior management/ director level (so basically not approved). I also regularly did more than my contracted hours. They did have flexi time, but this was difficult to manage for myself, as the rest of the team booked their time off months in advance.
Staff very friendly
Unwilling to pay a bit of overtime
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worked for BFC for many years it used to be a great place to work. Unfortunately Now Untrained / poor management and not a good place to work. Bullying rife and ignored By HR. To many things get brushed aside, sickness of staff high due to poor management and not listening to staff.
Close to transport and town
Poor Management/HR shocking
Excellent opportunity to work in innovative ways with families - reduced case loads, adult workers co-working cases all leading to better outcomes for children and families. Great Local Authority - managers are supportive but allow individual creativity and plenty of opportunity for career advancement.
Free Parking, Low caseloads
It could have been a good place to work not least for the training and learning and development available. Spoilt by politics overshadowed by budgets and cuts that staff were made aware of this threatening your job and salary
Learning and development
Politics and favouriting by management
Let down by management, lazy, self serving,double standards, expect more and more from there staff but give very little ! New systems introduced with out consultation or proper understanding of daily needs or routines.
local, good holiday entitlement .
Everyday is different working within Children Social Care with supportive team and management. They are continue to look for new innovated ideas to improve there service for service users and to help staff improve to help with caseload. They always encourage training and development.
I worked as a Lunchtime Controller for 4 and a half years. I enjoyed the job. Let children know when their lunchtime was, putting toys out, talking to children make sure they play safely. Putting plaster's on cuts and scrapes.
Spending time with children
Job in the middle of the day
An average day consists of liaising with other departments, contractors, councillors and customers on a daily basis. In my role I have learned a considerable of new information in regard to waste collection and the processes that take place behind the scenes, as well as how different contracts are managed and implemented. The culture of the workplace is very tight knit and laid back and there is good communication across all teams. The hardest part of the job is dealing with sensitive issues in regards to the services we offer.
ver varied and exciting workload
Can be some difficult and sensitive correspondance
I worked for Bracknell Forest for over 11 years and enjoyed my time there. Great training opportunities and excellent links with other local agencies
Flexible working and staff development training