Apprentice Administrator Bowness Primary School

Working in the office of a primary school, duties will include: general administration, answering phones, greeting people, looking after visitors, monitoring emails, updating the website, writing letters and emails, monitoring the school’s database, orders, taking payments.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Mon – Thur 8.30 – 4.30; Fri 8.30 - 4.00 37 hours – Term time plus two weeks (40 weeks pa) Salary: £6,734 pa = £129.50 Working hours: 37 hours per week Annual working: 40 weeks (term time plus two weeks) Therefore salary per hour worked: £4.55

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    04 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The position is to work in the main office of a primary school.  Duties will include:

  • answering the phones
  • greeting people
  • looking after visitors
  • monitoring emails
  • taking attendance
  • updating the website
  • writing letters to parents
  • keeping the school’s database up-to-date
  • looking after purchasing and invoices
  • taking payments from parents for school meals etc
  • working with the Parents/Teachers Association
  • assisting Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team in general school administration.

Full training will be given to the right candidate – including training in customer service when dealing with parents, inspectors, governors and the public both on the phone and in person.  Computer training will include the use of SIMs (the school’s management database), the online purchasing systems along with knowledge of orders, deliveries and invoices,

The salary includes term time plus two weeks.  The extra two weeks are to be taken as required: i.e. evenings helping out on parents evening or attending training,

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer literate
  • Ability to show self-motivation

Personal qualities

  • Willing to learn and progress


Qualifications required

GCSE Grades A*-C in maths and English (or equivalent)

Future prospects

To be able to progress through the company as a fully trained member of the administration team.

Things to consider

In order to progress your application, it is essential that you email Runshaw College your current CV. Please forward as a word document to WE CANNOT PROGRESS YOUR APPLICATION UNTIL WE RECEIVE YOUR UP-TO-DATE CV. Please note: this vacancy may close before the closing date if the employer deems sufficient application forms have been received

About the employer

Bowness Primary School is a small primary school in Little Lever in Bolton. We have one class per year and there is a pre-school nursery. We have had a change in Senior Leadership Team and have become part of a Multi-Academy Trust within the last 12 months.


Bowness Primary School


Church Street



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Training provider

Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework to include NVQ Technical Certificate, Employer Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Runshaw College


Wendy Love 01772 643008

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017