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Employee Stories

Each person makes their own unique and valuable contribution to our work.

Take a look at what they have to say and find out a bit more about what it’s like to work for us.

'No two days are ever the same in my role and although the job is demanding and challenging at times, it is extremely rewarding.'

Annett Birkett, Engineer – Flooding, Land Drainage and Coastal Protection
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The best bit of the job is being outside, to work in the beautiful countryside that we’re lucky to have in Ceredigion.

John Curran, Waste Collection Loader
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There’s so much variety in my role and every day is different.

Trudy Jones, Information Assistant, Tourist Information Centre
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I have been working for the council as a receptionist for just shy of a year now and I have enjoyed every single day so far. I enjoy meeting a variety of different people  I still feel like I am learning something new every single day. (more…...

Samatha Boswell, Receptionist
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There’s actually no typical day for me. The nature of my work varies a lot and means that there’s a need to be flexible.

Steffan Rees, Community Development Officer
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My job is varied and fast-paced which requires the ability to adapt to different issues that can arise across the county.

Gareth Davies, Parking Services Team Leader
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My role as HR Assistant in Ceredigion County Council is extremely rewarding, not only is there an excellent benefit package with the Ceri+ schemes but I am able to work flexibly to fit around childcare as well as enabling me to have a good work life balance.

Gemma Cook, Human Resources Assistant
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I enjoy my job, and have a great team around me, no two days are the same, I have to think in a dynamic way as priorities can change throughout the day, this is all part of the challenge.

Paul Williams, Facilities Manager
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There are so many employment opportunities within the organisation.

Donna Hughes, Corporate Health and Safety Manager
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In a small authority you get to know lots of colleagues and form good working relationships; in my experience it’s not like some vast and impersonal business, it’s a real community of individuals who employ their skills and their integrity to deliver good services to the people of this county.

Helen Palmer, County Archivist/Information and Records Manager
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The Council have been very supportive and assisted me to further my education and obtain a degree in Health and Social Care, an NVQ in Management and Leadership as well as learn Welsh!

Janette Dixon, Team Lead Porth Gofal
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One aspect of my role that I love is meeting new people.

Roy Noble , Community Warden
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I have been extremely fortunate to receive advice, encouragement and support from dedicated, knowledgeable and inspiring mentors.

Catryn Lawrence, Headteacher
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Working with Sport & Health Intervention in Ceredigion’s communities is something I really enjoy.

Steven Jones, Active Communities Manager
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Despite all the challenges, it’s such an extremely rewarding job, making people’s lives happy and without pain, as they are growing older is the goal and seeing the joy of the residents’ faces when we’re out and about or, being part of an activity, is what it’s all about.

Dilys Megicks, Manager, Hafan Deg Residential Home
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What I enjoy most about being a Youth Worker is that the role is very rewarding, witnessing young people grow and develop into their adolescence, overcoming personal barriers and achieving their goals.

Gwen Evans and Rhun Garner , Youth Workers
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The job can be challenging sometimes, but so can any job. The rewards outweigh the challenges. I like the variety of tasks, no two days are the same!

Ceri Anne Hughes, Care Apprentice
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