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Really enjoyed working there felt supported by other team members and management ... day to day running was relaxed but good planned out routine ... pay was fair for the job in question


Supported ... fair pay ... Good team


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Keep in mind that it's a government body, so expect lots of box ticking and other bureaucratic nonsense. Goal posts ( including work hours) subject to change with every new member of management. Make sure you are ok with this before applying.


Sick pay, government pension 25 days holiday plus bank holidays


Calls from supervisor outside of work hours/micro managing
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Reasonable employer, sometimes stressful due to nature of work and changing government policies. Work depends on department, home /working split. Specialised computer systems depending on department
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Very good place to work, nice blokes.

As a driver/loader is is a fast paced job unless you have a slow crew. Good people make the job fun. Good pay and promotions and training all the time.


4 days a week work


Management can sometimes be clickey
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great place to work

currently been working for cherwell district council for 2 years in customer service and the team is great l. team leader are always there and give you full support


No weekends to work
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Based on 8 survey responses
What people like
  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Supportive environment
  • Fair pay for job
Areas for improvement
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Time and location flexibility
  • Support from manager

Nice Place to Work

I have worked for both Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire Councils in their school holiday hubs, encouraging children to get involved in sporting activities.
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Productive and fun workplace

As an employee you are set clear goals and tasks, and management is very easily contactable should there be any issues throughout the day. Good working relationships with other colleagues and genereally a nice atmosphere to work.
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Watch out for the annual pay increment

Ok Beware of the annual pay increment. It can't be accessed for the first 12 months and may be even longer. That means that you don't see an increment for the first 2 years, so factor that in
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the job interview took several minutes. I felt much more and very welcome by the Staff . i'm happy to work for cherwell. i feel great and my Teams are very good .
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Excellent employer

A great place to work with numerous opportunities to advance in career. Management very supportive allowing training & progression. They actually seem interested in your role & workload. No micromanaging. Staff canteen is great. Flexi scheme is beneficial to both employee & employer. Free parking & business mileage paid. Positive atmosphere
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OK place, good people but constantly under pressure to save money, job cuts etc. Socially responsible and focused on customers and communities. Work environment was pleasant, car parking free with positive management.
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Great place to work, competitive but fun

Great place to work, with lots to learn. Great development opportunities available if willing to progress. Competitive and sales driven with daily targets. Much focus on customer service.


Staff discount


Long hours, weekends and bank holidays
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Learning curve

Answering phone calls for General Enquiries and Amenities, Elections, Environmental queries and booking jobs in to the database or transferring the call on to the relevant department.
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I was able to utilise my degree

I Enjoyed making a better environment for people Every duty I carried out duties to comply with legal requirements My job was a very very


A very varied job


I worked in a small team with very little management
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Friendly place

A good friendly place to work. Flexible working time which is great for those that have children. More shared service work means more travelling.
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Excellent Team

• Duty Officer covering the Housing Options Team on a day to day basis whilst also running a caseload of Homelessness and Homelessness Prevention cases including completing more complex homelessness cases. • Offered advice and assistance on, private renting, housing register, domestic violence and sanctuary, mortgage arrears, parental eviction, illegal eviction and harassment, end of assured short hold tenancies. • Provided homelessness assessment where prevention had not been possible. • Liaised with other agencies both statutory and voluntary including Child Protection and vulnerable adult matters with colleagues in Social Care • Liaising with the Temporary Accommodation to source suitable, interim and temporary accommodation for homeless households. • Used word, excel, abritas as well as email and other software and databases on a daily basis.
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Very rewarding job.

• I work within a team and we are responsible for cleaning all classrooms, corridors, halls and toilets. We all have our own areas to take responsibility for. I’m also required to control my own stock use and admit stock request forms as required.


Shcool Holidays I'm not at work.


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Very friendly and helpful workplace.

We would go out to a rural area to advise people on recycling. I learnt how to ask the right questions and how to use the right approach to the people we spoke to on their doorstep. The management approach was very encouraging and did not set us any tasks that we thought were unfair or unachievable in the timeframe. The team I worked with were extremely friendly and had no major issues whatsoever. The hardest part of the job was the weather. Working outside all day, it isn't ideal when the weather takes a turn for the worst! The most enjoyable part of the job was having a shift with people who were cooperative when being approached. it makes getting the point across a lot easier.


flexible hours


waiting around on certain days for management to assign us a task
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Good environment and training. Chance for promotion. Very good working conditions although tedious and unrelated paper exercises but a downer on things.


Excellent conditions


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4.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.9 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.8 out of 5 stars for Management
4.1 out of 5 stars for Culture



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