Registered Outreach Worker with the Hounslow Project in Hounslow, Greater London
Rewarding, pressurised but exciting too
I was a volunteer with the hope of completing three months before gaining paid employment but then COVID-19 hit and everything came to a halt. During my brief time a regular day would be helping homeless individuals gain Universal Credit, advising them of their options, calling hubs to see if they had a place, working quickly and effectively as part of a two person team to locate individuals in order to get them into a hub before it closed. It was a lot of pressure but extremely rewarding. It could also be frustrating.
Privet letting Officer in London, Greater London
Productive and fun
I enjoyed working at St Mungos, the staff and management are very friendly and helpful. A good atmosphere everyone friendly and helpful and happy.New building good location by river Thames. Lots of new buildings around there and loads of office good transportation
Deputy Manager/Manager in London, Greater London
Overworked and unsupported
Care about the clients but not the staff. Happy to work staff to the bone. Exhausting work. Awful job. Don't work for them. Feel trapped and completely unsupported Gaslighted when raised concerns about the safety of staff and being overworked. Senior management zero ability to reflect on poor practice. Total shitshow
Head of Procurement in London
A good place to work and make an impact - although I was asked to deliver a very ...
Working with and to executive director of finance ...
A good place to work and make a positive impact - although I was tasked to deliver a very large brief in a very short term including delivering and presenting:
1- a procurement strategy, future planning, centre of excellence materials and tool kits and capability plan
3- a few very last minutes critical contracts and procurement to be managed
4- some operational procurement, purchasing and accounts payable finances related to it
I had little resources and support for this which was a con perahps.
So good place - but a very big ambitious brief; although with changes in management due to a turn around in executive level ...my recommendations and overall strategy were not accepted...they may have changed and moved forward now...so check please.
A very good executive / management team who were open to accepting advice on day to day operational contracts and procurement ...and a trusting collaborative environment, with a lot of autonomy in getting things done.
A nice central London based office and environment with food and amenities close by.
A very hard working and keen team - teams...who really wanted to make a difference in the lives of homeless people. Result orientated.
A very good work life balance - and partial work from home options was available to me.
Locum Support Worker in Haringey, Greater London
You need to be lucky re local management
I was based in Haringey. I had an excellent deputy. The service manager was incompetent and harmful towards staff due to very poor decision making. The deputy was doing it all and I’d be surprised if she’s still standing. It could have been a great team, but not with the person in charge of the service lacking competence in every single area. How did he even get a job? I complained upon leaving and hesrd nothing back!