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Christmas Jumper Day

It’s the day that those of us not graced with ‘fashion sense’ get our chance to shine, the one day where bad taste is celebrated and we can proudly be out in public with snowmen, reindeer and all manner of festive imagery emblazoned on our top halves. We love Christmas Jumper Day here at Jobsgopublic, […]

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Jobsgopublic supporting Breakthrough

Here at Jobsgopublic, we have decided to put our heads together to come up with some ways in which we can raise some money for a number of causes that hold particular significance to our team. We will be rotating between charities every couple of months and holding a number of special events throughout the […]

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Christmas Party Blunders – Part 3

So it’s that time of year again, the trees have gone up, some people in the office have covered their desk in tinsel and you’re starting to get sick of certain songs already…yes, Christmas time is officially upon us. It wouldn’t be Christmas without us continuing our journey through the many (many) potential blunders you […]

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Pre-Interview Playlist

Everyone has their own way of getting in the right frame of mind before a big interview, whether it be wearing your lucky tie or eating your favourite lunch or looking at yourself in the mirror and saying “I can do this!”. If you’re anything like me then a certain song can get you in […]

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Breaking free from underemployment

Although underemployment may be preferable to unemployment, simply accepting the fact your array of skills are not being appreciated or put to good use is very damaging for your career prospects. While your current position may be helping you to pay the bills, it’s also limiting your career development as you’re prevented from exercising your […]

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Experiences of social housing – an active tenant’s view

Thank you to Bridget Orman who is a tenant of Adur and Worthing District Council, for letting us share her story for #HousingDay 2014. Bridget is as an active tenant of Adur and Worthing District Council; her story shows a great example of the excellent work tenants can do to contribute to the housing community. […]

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A day in the life of… a Neighbourhood Officer

Working as a Neighbourhood Officer is great, the company I work for in central Leeds is relatively small compared to many (we manage around 5,000 properties) and I like this as it allows us to do more for our tenants than most and add a genuinely personal touch. To try and describe a typical day […]

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A sector that is always changing…

As the world changes so do the needs of society, this in turn requires frontline housing services to change along with it. No profession can afford to sit still, least of all housing. The future The role of frontline housing officers have already changed significantly and will continue to do so both in the duties […]

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A day in the life of a Tenancy Sustainment Officer

As a Tenancy Sustainment Officer working in social housing, my work focuses on helping our tenants keep a roof over their heads. They may need advice on money management or claiming certain benefits, so I provide useful advice in 1-2-1 sessions. In a recent case, one of our tenants had her Housing Benefit stopped because […]

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