I currently work in a different area to where I live. This is deliberate as I don't want to meet my (volatile) clients & them know my family/where I live (small town)
Through the reshuffle my area is getting split and I will be covering my town. Is there any thing I can do about it?
I'm hoping not to go back & am applying for other work. I also haven't had any official approach on this and heard bits on the grapevine despite voluntary redundancies already starting. So how much info should I be getting ?
I think you would struggle to argue that a position in your local area is not suitable, because of a dodgy experience in your last job tbh. You can and should raise your concerns but in the event where jobs are thin on the ground, their method of addressing those concerns is unlikely to be finding you a different job.
In terms of information, you should be getting what everyone else is getting, so if you're not, contact your union rep.
With the redrawing of boundaries (again) the next nearest area boundary is an hour away & working up to 1 1/2 past that!
Union v difficult to deal with as they are tied up with job re evaluation appeals (practically whole of county employees!!!) and we've been told (indirectly in my case) that we can't all have support for that.