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I enjpyed working at Islington council. The work entailed managing 12 resident involvement officers who dealt with TMOs and tenants and residents associations and was a strategic role in the authority. There was ample scope for bringing my ideas to the table and plenty of scope to practice business planning to engineer change kin the unit where necessary.
Able to use own initiative
Occasionally uncooperative staff
I never understood why they need a skilled gardener here. You don't garden. You don't maintain. You do clearances. If you do plant anything it dies, because they have unskilled people watering them and no one maintaining them. So the planting scheme gets over run with weeds. Or the planters die from lack of water. It's frustrating. My gardening skills went backwards here. If you are not a gardener and don't care about gardens this is the job for you.
You can leave.
It's frustrating. No one listens. No communication. They spend money on rubbish.
Ungrateful.sacked at the drop of a hat.working with the lowest intelligence of workers.disabled physically and mentally.you are expected to work insanely with these people.dangerous but looks good on numbers for a labour council.2 sacked years no accidents scratched lorry
Good middle staff
Sacked in a heartbeat by someone who has been there longer than you
I felt happy at my work meeting lots of different cultures learning about there diet nutrition and supporting the clients to be independent as possible
Good working conditions
Was able to do lots of training
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Working in the Royal Parks of London on behalf of Isington council was a demanding job. However, the overall experience was rewarding.
The ability to witness and appreciate the beauties of wildlife and nature whilst working brought piece to the mind. To be of help to individuals visiting for major events or even a day out was extremely rewarding. Especially with tourists who came to experience life in London.
At Islington Council, I dealt with Housing Benefit, Council Tax, Parking and Recovery to name a few areas. I used my product knowledge on legislations and procedures when giving advice. This could be for parking appeals to recovery of council tax to overpayments in Housing Benefit.
Horrible (Lib Dem) politicians and dishonest senior managers ruined the experience for staff and residents alike. Hard work and little support. That was a while ago so hopefully things are better now. Very glad to be out of there. Residents deserved better.
Not to bad but had issues with one of my old managers she was very impatient especially being a young apprentice i wasn't getting the support needed. But thankfully i spoke to HR and they've moved me to the finance department which was very helpful and i've learnt a lot in the 1 year contract.
I started at 6am & would then work till 10.30am and STOP for tea until 11am & work up untill I finished my beat at 12.30pm start making my way back to the depot. I enjoy starting early & finishing off early, I like feeling I've made a difference and keeping the public & residents in good humour & pleased with the council's performance. There's a good work ethic on the council & team players who get things done when push comes to shove. A lot of the time I was working alone & left to do my job without any pressure or problems.
Early start, job satisfaction & good managment
Sometimes there are some rude members of the public & dog owners not cleaning up after they foul
Happy to work there. No office politics, approachable management on all levels. A caring local authority for residents and staff alike. A flexible, friendly and inclusive working environment. Transparent local authority, constantly keeping staff in the loop with future plans