2808N Monitoring and Administration Apprentice Sheffield Area Refuge & Support

Provide an administrative support function to the whole team and to the Board including the development and use of Information Technology. Ensure that all administrative routines are regular, systematic and evidenced with a sound audit trail in order to enable SARAS to take informed strategic and operational decisions. See main advert.

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Closing date: 07 Nov 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 - Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    27 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Basic Duties:

  • Provide an administrative support function to the whole team and to the Board includingthe development and use of Information Technology.
  • Ensure that all administrative routinesare regular, systematic and evidenced with a sound audit trail in order to enable SARAS totake informed strategic and operational decisions.
  • Work collaboratively with the wholeteam to design, develop, streamline and improve, administrative systems to enable efficientand effective working practices that make the best use of the resources available to SARAS.
  • To work with the team to ensure that effective and routine monitoring systems are in placeto enable reporting to funders for all contracts, grants and donations in a timely and efficientmanner. To contribute to the drafting of funding bids with particular focus on monitoringneeds.
  • Source suppliers on behalf of SARAS using competitive practises with SARASapproved suppliers and to check that all transactions have been made in accordance withthe policies and procedures in place.
  • To identify and evidence potential problems,highlighting them to the Director in a timely manner. To work with the team to remedy potential problems and further develop the finance, monitoring and admin systems in aprocess of continuous improvement.
  • Support administrative volunteers and trainees to enable them to develop their skills and gain valuable work experience whilst contributing tothe work of the organisation as a whole.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grade of post, or agreed with the Director.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to deal patiently with those for whom their first language is not English.

Personal qualities

  • Good verbal and non-verbal communications skills andan ability to communicate clearly and concisely, including the ability to listen actively andmatch communication to the needs of the recipient.
  • Demonstrable listening skills with anability to influence and negotiate effectively.
  • Enthusiastic with a flexible approach to work tomeet the needs of the service.

Qualifications required

  • Educated to GCSE level (or equivalent work experience, training and qualifications). Mathematics and English Essential.

Future prospects

Permanent employment for the right apprentice

Things to consider

An apprenticeship wage can start at £3.50 per hour and this may affect your ability to travel to your place of work, please take travel costs along with estimated travel time into consideration before you apply for an apprenticeship position.

About the employer

Sheffield Area Refuge and Support Ltd (SARAS) helps hundreds of women and children every year and will continue the work to end violence against women and children. SARAS believes that women and children have a right to live their lives free from all forms of violence and abuse. Domestic abuse is a violation of women and children’s basic human rights and is rooted in the historical status of women in the family and in society.


Sheffield Area Refuge & Support



Abbey Lane


S7 2AB

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Training provider

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Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills Made Easy


David Archer 01142 735960 david.archer@sheffield.gov.uk

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Closing date: 07 Nov 2017