I worked at Worcestershire County full-time (More than 10 years)
Dedicated staff - forward thinking senior management team
Cuts in government funding have impacted on staffing levels - in many departments one person is now doing the job of two/three people
Advice to Management
Keep listening to staff and local residents
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Worcestershire County (Worcester, England (UK)) in August 2015.
1. Written application to an employment agency. This included a 1 page summary of key experience and skills relevant to a generic person spec. The employment agency did not necessarily hand this summary over to the interviewer.
2. I was sent as a candidate for the position by my employment agency and was interviewed by 2 staff members. The format of the interview was delivered in an informal style and consisted of about 8 questions.
The negotiations were carried out with my employment agency as the intermediary discussing first with me what my expectations were if an hourly pay rate, and then discussing with the hiring manager whether the rate could be approved.
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