Come be a part of making a difference

I posted this on Linked In recently and I wanted to share it here too… it’s not about my training, but I’ve not blogged for a while, so I hope you like it.

I like how Linked In tells you who, or from what organisations, people are looking at your profile.

Over the last year or so, I’ve been interested to see that the majority of people who have looked at my profile have been from the BBC.

Perhaps over the last year they’ve noticed I’m not there anymore, and they come to Linked In to find out where I’ve moved on to. And a handful have come directly to me and asked me – and they’ve all had the same answer…

I’ve made this post public to let everyone know how good things are now for me, since I left the BBC. I used to put up with all the little annoying things, the red tape, bureaucracy and politics and long timescales…because I worked there and it’s ‘just how it is’. But it’s not like that everywhere, and it shouldn’t be.

I’m so grateful that I’ve moved on to a wonderful and modern organisation, with great values of dignity, fairness and respect and a focus on wellbeing and accessibility.

A new and growing organisation which has people at the heart of everything we do. I work with people, teams and senior leaders who ask for feedback and want to make improvements for the future. It’s so refreshing and brilliant.

I’m now a proud civil servant, working again for the people of Scotland, but somehow this feels more pure, fun and transparent. All of the systems simply work, without glitch. Pay is fair and transparent, and development and support is available.

The recruitment processes are good. With clear guidance on what’s expected at interview / assessment stage and the hiring managers are supportive and truly seem to want to get the best from you. Opportunities come up as the organisation is still growing, or opportunities might arise in other government areas.

Managers trust you, check in with you and have regular meetings and ask how you are and check on your wellbeing. There are workplace and carers passports and various types of leave, along with flexi time.

There’s great team environments and overall environment. We’re all here to make the world a better place for the people of Scotland – clients and staff.

There are policies to support and manage people, and I’m being invested in to do a qualification in my field of HR. It really does feel like night and day to the career I felt behind / which disappeared from under me at the BBC after so many loyal years of service.

We’re expanding, with opportunities in our team and also across the organisation. And I can guarantee that it is a great place to work.

Maybe you’re stuck in a rut; or you’ve been accepting of a poor working environment for too long, because it’s just how it is. But it doesn’t need to be like that.

Look for our jobs and opportunities at Social Security Scotland here –

I’m in such a great place now, having finally realised in 2021 what wasn’t for me and there was no point in trying to invest in a place that wouldn’t return that investment to me. You could do this too…

If you don’t change things, nothing will ever change.😇👍🏻

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