Apprentice Business Administration - School Admissions Derby City Council

The School Admissions team are seeking to recruit a highly motivated person to be a key member of the team working closely with Senior Officers to provide essential admin support. You will need to have excellent communication skills , be self-motivated and committed for this varied and responsible role.

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

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Closing date: 27 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £129.50

    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 Friday 8.30am - 5:00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    15 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001308329

  • Positions

    1 available

The School Admissions Section is predominately a frontline service incorporated within the School Organisation and Provision Team, based in the Council House, primarily aimed at enabling as many parents as possible to obtain a school place for their children at their preferred schools.

We are seeling to recruit a highly motivated person to work full time within the School Organisation and Provision Team, who are responsible for delivery School Admissions, School Place Planning, Childcare Family Information, and Capital Management statutory services. You will be a key member of the team working closely with Senior Officers, providing essential support.

The Section continually strives to improve access to information which supports improved decision making by parents.  There is a very large element of administrative support and guidance involved as well as assisting parents to make the best possible choices.  The section works very closely with stakeholders, partners and agencies including, but not limited to, own admission authority schools (including academies, foundation schools, aided schools and free schools), Education Welfare and Youth Offending Services, New Communities Achievement Team, Social Care, Inclusion and Special Educational Teams.

Main duties will include:

  • To develop a clear understanding of all aspects of the School Organisation and Provision Team's duties and functions and work flexibly in pursuance of the needs of the Team.
  • Provide overall effective support as required to assist in the smooth running of School Organisation and Provision Team's functions and processes.
  • To work closely with the Admissions Manager in the management of the online applications and allocation of school place processes using the relevant information technology systems.
  • Work closely with and provide administrative support to the Admissions Officers in the processing of school admission applications for the residents of Derby City.
  • Arrange internal and external meetings and circulate agendas. This will involve working closely with schools and head teachers.
  • Assist with the maintenance of databases within the Admissions Section.
  • Participate in the Council's Managing Invididual Performance Sessions.
  • To maintain strict confidentiality of work in accordance with the Data Protection Act and other relevant legislation.
  • To understake any other duties as are appropriate in support of the effective provision of services.
  • Undertake duties in accordance with the mission statement of the Children & Young People's Directorate and contribute to the formulation of goals and objectives consistent with the statement.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams within the Directorate and the Council.
  • Contribute to the development of an empowerment approach within the Service to ensure the maximum opportunity for all staff to demonstrate initiative within their work context.
  • Ensure that working practices have requred to equal opportunities and the needs and welfare of staff.
  • Contribute actively to the development, implementation and enhancement of new systems and procedures, including new technology.
  • Ensure effective communication with staff.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good IT skills and experience of using Microsoft Office including Excel.
  • Able to communicate well orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Good customer skills and able to work to tight deadlines.

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • Approachable and friendly disposition.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills quickly.
  • Patient and understanding approach to customers.
  • Flexibility.
  • Knowledge and awareness of the Equality issues.

Qualifications required

  • Maths and English GCSE Grade 4 and above (A* - C) or equivalent.
  • Diploma in Business Administration Level 2.

Future prospects

Although we do not guarantee employment after this training, many of our apprentices have successfully gained employed with the City Council. We aim to support as many apprentices as possible into roles after this training. Your Future - Our Future!

Things to consider

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 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 per 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).

About the employer

Derby City Council is responsible for providing local services and facilities. Elected councillors also represent you at a local level. This is known as local government.

Depending on where you live, your Council is responsible for services which include; Education, Transport, Planning, Social Care, Libraries, Waste Management, Housing, Parks and Leisure.

Employer

Derby City Council

Address

Council House

Corporation Street

Derby

DE1 2FS

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Training provider

Training will include:

  • Diploma in Business Administration Level 3.
  • Functional Skills Maths at Level 2 (if you do not already have a GCSE Grade 4 or above, A*-C or equivalent).
  • Functional Skills English at Level 2 (if you do not already have a GCSE Grade 4 or above, A*-C or equivalent).
  • Functional Skills ICT at Level 2 (if you do not already have a GCSE Grade 4 or above, A*-C or equivalent).

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider

DERBY CITY COUNCIL

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Derby City Council

Contact

Kit Salt 01332717900 apprenticeships@derbyals.org


Employer's Application Instructions

When you apply through the above link, you will see the full details of the vacancy and the application form to be completed.


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

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Closing date: 27 Sep 2017