Today, the centre employs a full-timer and 11 part-time staff, and provides studios for 16 artists who make and sell their wares on site, as well as galleries, exhibitions, a mill shop and caf.
‘No allowances are made at all and I am treated as one of the lads,’ says Hannah, who works as one of the eight retained firefighters but is hoping to become a full-timer soon.
I'd probably even go back to a full-timer at this point… having a double mortgage has that effect on one.
A specialized policy means you're covered whether you're just starting out with a brief trip, or a veteran full-timer pulling all the amenities of home behind you.
It will not matter, however, whether the part-timer or the full-timer are working on fixed-term or permanent contracts.
But a recent review showed the need to improve the way assistants and full-timers worked together.
Some of the regulars are dismissive and civilians don't view them with the same respect as they do the full-timers .
You've got to show the people at the top that you can perform your job with aplomb unmatched by the other entry-level peons - even the full-timers !
The major sticking point between the company and the unions is the use of permanent part-time workers, and the ratio of permanent part-timers to permanent full-timers .
‘I am sorry to be losing the staff, both the full-timers and the students, who have all been exceptionally loyal and hard-workers,’ he added.