Business Admin Apprentice The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust

You will be working with the central Trust staff team to help deliver efficient financial and administration support. You will be involved in supporting all areas of the central Trust’s operating functions including supporting the Board of Directors and delivering a Finance, HR, and Payroll service to our family of schools.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 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

    Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    26 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


  • To actively promote the values and ethos of the Trust
  • To take responsibility for meeting and greeting visitors to the office
  • To support the team with co-ordinating internal and external meetings and events
  • To respond to and forward if appropriate incoming enquiries by phone and email
  • To manage all incoming and outgoing post
  • To input data onto the finance system including purchase orders, goods received notes, invoices, payments, receipts, supplier information etc.
  • To scan, file and store financial records including invoices, expenses forms, remittance advice notes etc
  • To be involved in regular liaison with the team to ensure effective communications and the smooth running of the central support function.
  • To attend meetings as note taker and support the production of papers and agendas for the meetings and minutes afterwards
  • To operate relevant equipment/ICT packages including a bespoke Finance package
  • To ensure all records that you work with are stored and archived in a sensible and logical manner, and kept up-to date, providing a suitable audit trail
  • To assist colleagues whenever necessary in supporting the functions of the Trust
  • To provide general administration support e.g. photocopying, filing, completion of standard forms etc
  • To participate in training and other learning activities
  • To work within, be aware of and support compliance with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, financial management, confidentiality, personnel management and data protection

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Able to deliver high quality administrative outputs
  • Able to answer queries in a professional and timely manner
  • Have a high attention to detail
  • Able to communicate effectively and clearly both verbally and in written format
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Able to work as part of a team and take responsibility for areas of work and tasks allocated to you
  • Willingness to understand and work within Data Protection requirements and confidentiality as well as all other legal requirements that frame the work of the Trust.
  • Happy to work within the schools to deliver elements of the job role
  • Be in sympathy with and uphold the Christian ethos of the organisation.
  • Able to bring experience of volunteering at schools, nurseries or young peoples clubs into the work place.

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • Approachable
  • Organised
  • Attentive

Qualifications required

  • The ideal candidate would have 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) as a minimum, including Maths and English
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office

Future prospects

Job opportunities depend on budgets.

About the employer

Welcome to The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust Our schools help deliver, within the Christian context, the best educational, spiritual and emotional outcomes for children and their families. This is achieved through partnership with schools, community, churches and our Multi Academy Trust, where everyone has something to offer. We want our pupils and staff to achieve their full potential. We believe that other schools, beyond the family of Church of England schools, will be attracted to the values of our Trust and they will be welcomed. We offer the maximum autonomy to schools but make sure they get support when they need it. We have an experienced group of directors who give freely of their time and expertise.


The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust


The Old Register Office



CA11 7XR

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Training provider

Apprenticeship – 12 month programme of work based learning where you will gain the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Business and Administration
  • Functional Skills English Level 1
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 1
  • Functional Skills ICT Level 1
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities Workbook
  • Personal Learning Thinking Skills
  • Be Safe

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by RWP Training Ltd


Katie Lawson

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Sep 2017