Apprentice Administrator Lady of the Vale Nursing Home

This is an outstanding opportunity for the right candidate to commence their Business Administration career within Lady of the Vale in Altrincham!

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    30 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 10am-4:30pm

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This position is basic administration duties including:

  • Completing general administration and filing where necessary
  • Ensuring the office is well stocked with any required documents/leaflets
  • Ensuring that staff files and any other private documents are correctly stored
  • Assisting with given administrative requirements
  • Ensuring that office post is correctly stamped and posted in a timely manner
  • Ensuring that the office space is clean, tidy and fit for purpose at all times
  • Ad-hoc administrative functions
  • Ensuring all incoming calls are answered in a timely manner
  • Ensuring all calls are properly received, greeted and screened
  • Ensuring all calls are noted, routed and a full caller description is obtained
  • Ensuring that all noted calls are distributed and dealt with appropriately and messages are passed to the appropriate department/person
  • Understanding specific Job Specifications and registration requirements for new careers and help create starter packs
  • Liaising with their HR consultants
  • Managing home spreadsheets
  • Photocopying
  • Arrange and partake in appropriate training
  • Adhering to employment legislation at all times
  • Sustaining and develop meaningful relations with staff.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be confident in answering the phone and must have a polite and presentable manner
  • IT Skills are essential for this role


Personal qualities

  • Must be able to show empathy and compassion and be mature.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Grades A*-D or equivalent are essential for this role.


Future prospects

You may be given the chance to progress to a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

As part of our apprenticeship recruitment process, you will be required to attend a Numeracy, Literacy and Interview Assessment at our Futureskills Campus on Dakota Avenue, Salford, M50 2PU. Should you be successful at this stage, we will then submit your application to the employer for further consideration. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

The House was purchased by the Sisters in 1930 as a place where elderly people in need of Nursing Care could be assured of a safe, happy and caring home. Even at that time there was a need to have places where those with nursing needs could be looked after with skill and care and yet as much like home as possible.In those days there was no central heating, only coal fires, no lifts... Things have changed.... Now we have two lifts, passenger lift and wheelchair lift.  The home is now a modern Nursing Home with 39 beds. Most of the rooms are single rooms, some with ensuites. We have two double rooms. We are situated on the edge of the Cheshire plain and has mature gardens surrounded by idyllic beautiful countryside which is fully accessible to the Residents. Our bedrooms vary in size and Residents often bring some of their own things to personalise them. All have soothing views of the grounds of the home. There are many different sitting rooms and a dining room. Meals are varied and can be taken in the dining room or in their own room. We are a Catholic Foundation but we have residents of many faiths or none. We also have a chapel where Mass is celebrated regularly.


Lady of the Vale Nursing Home


Grange Road



WA14 3HA

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Training provider

Training will be provided in order to achieve a Level 2 qualification in Business Administration. The majority of your training will be in the workplace, where you will be visited by an assessor every 4-6 weeks. However, you may also be required to attend Salford City College for additional Functional Skills classes. More info is available at Individuals who already have a Level 4 qualification are now eligible for a Level 5 or above Higher Apprenticeship only. They are not eligible for funding for an Intermediate Level, Advanced Level or Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Salford City College


Jon Hobson 0161 631 5747

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2017