Refuse collector, social worker and teacher? They all have completely different roles in separate working environments, but they are all council workers. Keeping a community going with a range of public sector services, a variety of well-known jobs fall under this title, and each one makes a huge contribution to their local area.
Finding a home isn’t easy, especially you’ve got personal circumstances making it difficult. But nothing is more satisfying then knowing you’ve finally got a roof over your head. Well actually there is something more satisfying; helping people find their home in the first place and looking after both the tenants and the properties. That’s what housing officers are for.
Social work may not be the best paid industry and you may not always get a ‘thank you’ at the end of the day – especially when difficult decisions have to be made. However, social work is an incredibly rewarding career for those looking to give something back to society… If you’re forever putting other people first then you may just have what it takes.
When your friends are feeling sad, what do you do? Give them a hug, let them talk for hours and be a shoulder for all the tears, even if it takes weeks? Or do you just turn away and hope they’ll stop crying of their own accord? If your answer was the more caring option and if you can think of nothing better than helping others in a medical job, then maybe it’s time you considered a career as a therapist.
As the world’s fourth largest employer, the NHS is more than just doctors, nurses and paramedics. In fact, the organisation can offer you an enormous range of opportunities. Whether you’re looking for the satisfaction of helping the public, or you’re just sick of making money for a bunch of faceless shareholders, working for the NHS could be a smart career move.