Why does Doncaster Council get a rating of 6.8?

5 Doncaster Council employees told us the following about their jobs.

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Do your managers treat you with respect?

Good
  • People aren’t stressed

    How we know this

    40% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • People are paid market rates

    How we know this

    60% of people are paid average or more than the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

Excellent
  • Enough training

    How we know this

    80% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • People are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    80% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • People recommend their team

    How we know this

    80% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • People get sick pay

    How we know this

    100% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

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About

Doncaster Council is a local authority. They oversee local services.

doncaster.gov.uk

How Doncaster Council ranks

Doncaster Council ranks joint 58th to work for in public sector

  1. 58= Doncaster Council
    6.8
  2. 58= Environment Agency
    6.8
  3. 58= Leeds City Council
    6.8

Doncaster Council job reviews

  • Best thing

    Meeting new guests working in a team chance to improve

    Worst thing

    New guests- getting to know them, Covid-19

    9.5

    Support worker, January 2021

    • £12,800 per year, working a 23 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Holidays and working with children

    Worst thing

    Not being paid the scale I should be for my experience.

    4.6

    SEN teacher, April 2021

    • £34,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 45–54 years old

Handy to know

How are people paid?

An annual salary 100% of people report they get paid an annual salary

Based on 5 employees

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