Martin provides strategic support to council's Corporate Directors, Cabinet Members and a range of colleagues and partners that we work with.
Since joining B&NES, Martin's career has progressed considerably, and he is now working at the highest level as one of the council's Directors, supporting colleagues internally, and liaising with external partners, including WECA (The West of England Combined Authority). He enjoys the broad scope of his role: "the wide variety of work, especially in relation to the joint working with WECA and across the West of England, means that the learning potential is never-ending and means that I learn from colleagues on a daily basis." He's been impressed by "the staff, colleagues and the relationships with councillors which, in my experience, are better than in other places I have worked."
Despite having such a responsible role, Martin is still grateful for the ability to work flexibly, which has helped accommodate family caring responsibilities. He enjoys the flexibility to work at various locations, "but primarily being based in Bath, surrounded by such beautiful, iconic buildings, is a special place to work."
Martin loves working with us, and is very proud of all the council is achieving: "I applied for this job because I had heard that working for B&NES would be a good experience, but it has surpassed my expectations. I love working in such a great team atmosphere, seeing the staff achieving their potential and delivering great services with such passion and conviction. Without doubt, B&NES is the best place I have ever worked because of the variety of work, the opportunity to learn new skills, the flexible working and the fact that the culture and behaviours of the organisation are genuinely believed and displayed."