Civil Enforcement Officer in Birmingham, West Midlands
A typical day at work would consist of coming in and getting your basket in which you can find your equipment and beat you have to cover for the day. You then get out and cover your must visits then keep on patrolling until break time when you return to base for lunch and then go out again.
The job can be stressful at times but overall it is not that bad. What makes it stressful most of the times is management: there's barely any communication between management, supervisors and staff. Management can be very petty and childish, God forbid you suggest anything that could be done to make the place better and safer. I once asked why didn't we have body cameras and for about 2/3 weeks I've been given the worst beats and I would have lots of "requests" throughout the day just to make me walk from one side to the furthest one. They keep doing that until they find the next person to move on to.
Some people idle a lot and don't like to do much and that can bring the team morale down as sometimes you have to work as a team, depending on what shift you're doing.
I would say that the hardest part of the job is when you are expected to issue without any kind of support whatsoever in certain areas that are at very high risk for abuse and violence (Small Heath, Alum Rock, Sparkhill, Sparkbrook etc). It can also be tough when the weather is not the best (cold, rain).
The most enjoyable part of the job would be the fact that you get to walk a lot which I personally enjoy, especially on warm and sunny days. You also get to know the city very well as you'll eventually go everywhere. I met some really nice people as well (beware, some people can and will be sneaky and nasty but that goes with any workplace I suppose).
Traffic Attendant in Belfast
Ask any person from the job and they’ll tell you the same thing. Management are a bunch of no gooders. The job is overall grand despite the odd mop going off on one for receiving a PCN. I wouldn’t recommend anyone to do this job simply due to management they are out to get you on the slightest mistake made.
Ceo in Tameside, Greater Manchester
Team is a family in Tameside
Yes the wages aren't brilliant but it's work, I loved working at nsl, especially as ceo you were caring for the public , looking out for you colleagues and making a difference to traffic management, keeping it flowing. It's a physically demanding role if you can't walk far distances you may struggle or it might not be for you, but give it a go. If you need to keep fit and healthy it's the perfect job. There are various uniforms for all weathers, think ahead wear appropriate clothing, as you can't change your clothes like the weather, some things are out of our control so think before you do or say anything. This is still my most favourite job, It was the one job I felt healthiest in. You work your own patch and can walk as far as you want, dependant on needs, sometimes not alot. NSL helped me through some extremelly difficult times, I am indebted. Stay safe everyone.
Civil Enforcement Officer in Manchester
Civil enforcement officer
I wouldn't recommend this place to my worst enemy.You're treated like nothing, all the time. All that matters to them is numbers.Even during the pandemic! Lockdowns and all!Your life and safety doesn't matter to these people.You can die tomorrow, they wouldn't bat an eye.We've been told to switch off the track and trace app at work.Few people tested positive for covid19, stayed home, got paid fully, while we kept working, while some of were probably sick as well, in freezing temeprature, rain and snow.PNobody cared.The council has no idea what these people do and how the council is represented.The only way you will be treated nicely in this company is if you're friends with the management and if you grass on your colleagues and gossip about everyone and everything.I thank God everyday for being able to find another job and leave that awful place.If you're thinking about applying, think twice.
Enforcement Officer in Bo'ness, Falkirk
Underpaid and stressful
You are out in public every day on your own facing sometimes angry and aggressive members of the public and you are paid minimum wage with little support from management. I would not recommend working for this company they are purely out to make money and have little regard for their staff.