A new and challenging experience.
Pros: working with very good people.
Cons: not enough hours - working a temporary contract.
I enjoyed being part of a successful team and I felt that my administrative contribution to their social services expertise
was appreciated by my colleagues.
My contract was initially for one month only but was continually extended to cover a period of nine months in total.
A typical day would be to answer all initial telephone enquiries, to update a bespoke AIS software package regarding new patients to Poole Hospital who were referred to Social Services, to manage all mail in/out correspondence, to scan and photocopy documents on a daily basis, to manage the destruction of classified waste on a daily basis, and to provide any administrative service that my colleagues and managers requested of me.
I learned the complex AIS software package.
I also learned how difficult and demanding my colleagues roles were.
I was managed by an Administration Manager and a Team Leader Manager. I always went out of my way to meet their administrative needs in a prompt ad effective manner. All tasks were completed to their satisfaction.
My co-workers were polite, professional and a pleasure to work for.
Because I worked temporary hours (27 hours per week) the hardest part of my job was to leave the office knowing that my colleagues would still be there until 5 pm or even later.
The most enjoyable part of the job was to learn new skills within a uniquely different administrative environment, and to help my colleagues in any way that I could.