Recruitment video transcript
Everything that we do at the commission really revolves around consumer protection to ensure operators are fit for purpose, they’re not offering products or services that are of any detrimental value to society or individuals.
I knew nothing about gambling before I joined here, we’re a small organisation, gambling is quite niche so it’s very open as an organisation to people for all walks of life and we look for the transferable skills.
I’ve been challenged, I’ve learnt a lot, I work with a great bunch of people and I get to be involved in different projects that maybe I wouldn’t have been to able to do before and have a lot more influence in my role than I’ve had previously.
It doesn’t matter where you are in the organisation, if you have a set of skills or you know something about something, it doesn’t matter if you’re admin or if you’re CEO if there is an area that people want to explore they will come and approach you and ask you to help out on a project.
The Gambling Commission is diverse, diverse in thinking, diverse in people and they bring a whole vibrant different feel.
There is definitely no stereotype for people that work here, and we’d be a lot weaker if there was.
People are friendly, they’re really engaged themselves so they go that extra mile and when you’re working with people like that, that energy and that buzz, it drives you.
We are great from that traditional aspect of diversity, we always have been but actually it’s about inclusion at all levels and I think you don’t necessarily see that at other organisations.
Flexible working at the commission means that you have a number of hours that you’re contracted to work each week.
I live up in Cheshire which is quite some distance to commute so once or twice a week I’ll work from home and that’s great because the Commission’s always been set up for Skype and dial-in and that’s sort of the norm in a lot of meetings.
It adds to my work/life balance greatly, and we work very closely together even though we are remotely sited.
I’m a mum, and I gotta do the school run, I can do that and then do a full day at work and then still be able to get home and see my children.
The location we have is centrally located within the country obviously and the transport links are very good here. I travel in from the Wales/England border, probably a 2 hour door to door commute but having the main station in Birmingham 200 yards down the road is ideal really.
The number of restaurants and going out to the German Market at Christmas, there’s such a buzz. It’s vibrant, really easy to get to, so much on offer. Lots of shops around so it’s a little bit damaging to the bank account but exciting all the same.
One word to describe the Gambling Commission, working here, I just find it so rewarding.
I wanted to make a difference in my job, I feel happy getting up in the morning and coming to work. You know, a lot of people say they hate Mondays but I don’t.
It’s just the aspect of helping people, helping operators to do their job, and helping the players to gamble safely.
To me it’s the people, that make my job. That’s why I want to get up in the morning and come to work. I love the role that I do but the people just make it even better.
It’s one of the best decisions I’ve made to work here, the way I describe it to other people is you know when you go to buy a house and you get the feeling when you buy the right house? I got that feeling when I joined here.