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Hi, I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice.

I have received a job offer in the civil service as part of the APHA (Animal Plant & Health Agency) as an Animal Health Officer which is EO level.

I was wondering if anyone had any up to date opinions on working within the civil service or for the APHA?

Also if anyone has worked in the Animal Health Officer role before or similar and knows if this is an enjoyable job etc.

Do they offer a company car?
Is the working environment good?
Is there room for progression?
What is it like doing this role?
Is EO a good starting level?
When travelling around GB do you go alone or can you bring someone with you?
How is the work/ life balance?
Is it worth giving up a full time job within the SSPCA?

I’m unsure if it’s different being employed in certain parts of GB.

Any advice would be much appreciated.
Reply 1
Original post by Hunl
Hi, I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice.

I have received a job offer in the civil service as part of the APHA (Animal Plant & Health Agency) as an Animal Health Officer which is EO level.

I was wondering if anyone had any up to date opinions on working within the civil service or for the APHA?

Also if anyone has worked in the Animal Health Officer role before or similar and knows if this is an enjoyable job etc.

Do they offer a company car?
Is the working environment good?
Is there room for progression?
What is it like doing this role?
Is EO a good starting level?
When travelling around GB do you go alone or can you bring someone with you?
How is the work/ life balance?
Is it worth giving up a full time job within the SSPCA?

I’m unsure if it’s different being employed in certain parts of GB.

Any advice would be much appreciated.


Hi,

It's a shame that you had no responses about this job, I was hoping this would be a helpful thread. I actually have an interview next week for an AHO job. Is there any advice you could give me about that, such as questions they ask in the interview.

Did you end up accepting the job in the end?

Thanks
(edited 9 months ago)
Reply 2
Original post by Hunl
Hi, I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice.

I have received a job offer in the civil service as part of the APHA (Animal Plant & Health Agency) as an Animal Health Officer which is EO level.

I was wondering if anyone had any up to date opinions on working within the civil service or for the APHA?

Also if anyone has worked in the Animal Health Officer role before or similar and knows if this is an enjoyable job etc.

Do they offer a company car?
Is the working environment good?
Is there room for progression?
What is it like doing this role?
Is EO a good starting level?
When travelling around GB do you go alone or can you bring someone with you?
How is the work/ life balance?
Is it worth giving up a full time job within the SSPCA?

I’m unsure if it’s different being employed in certain parts of GB.

Any advice would be much appreciated.


They tend to offer a company car. It's nothing flash, just a VW Golf although there is rumour of a change to an Audi A1.

The working environment is decent, often on the road so not I the office that much.

In terms of progression there is a career path up to Perm Sec level.

Well I started as an HEO, but EO is OK.

Usually alone but it's task dependent.

Work life balance is OK, you get TOIL for the travel as necessary.

Depends what the job with SSPCA is.
Reply 3
Original post by Quady
They tend to offer a company car. It's nothing flash, just a VW Golf although there is rumour of a change to an Audi A1.

The working environment is decent, often on the road so not I the office that much.

In terms of progression there is a career path up to Perm Sec level.

Well I started as an HEO, but EO is OK.

Usually alone but it's task dependent.

Work life balance is OK, you get TOIL for the travel as necessary.

Depends what the job with SSPCA is.


Hi, do you remember any of the interview questions. I'm just practicing with general "communicating and influencing" civil service ones.

Thanks
(edited 9 months ago)

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