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ATA Business Administration Apprenticeship INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

An exciting new role has developed in within our organisation. Working closely with the team to ensure all day to day operations run smoothly by completing all administrative tasks in a timely manner. Our Business Administration apprenticeship programmes offer all the vital experience required to become an administrative asset in any company.

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Closing date: 30 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £158.73

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, times to be arranged.

    Total hours per week: 33.00

  • Expected duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001815452

  • Positions

    1 available

This role is within the additional services team; supporting business administration and also the development of the service. This role requires excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, additionally organisation skills due to the various individuals involved in effective additional services work.

Additional Services contributes to a child’s experience when placed with Foster Parents within the Hazel Project; therefore it is important to ensue appropriate and timely services are provided to support the child’s need, whether that is family time, mentoring, support work or transport.

Support and develop additional services to ensure it meets the needs of children and young people and supporting the fostering home.

Duties to include:

  • Respond to additional services enquiries; supporting internal and external stakeholders to understand and acquire additional services
  • Process additional services referrals and ensuring all individuals involved have relevant agreements and details
  • Answer telephone enquiries from additional services providers, team members, local authorities and foster parents
  • Manage the Additional Services Calendar to ensure all information is up to date and recorded in detail
  • Create placements on Blue Charms to support the recording of additional services work
  • Arrange, attend and minute relevant additional services meetings
  • Collating feedback from additional services questionnaires and raise awareness of feedback channels
  • Support and contribute to the presentation and organisation of the family time suites
  • Reception cover in Sittingbourne
  • Reviewing ASP files and ensuring all information is current and up to date
  • Undertake training to support and contribute to personal development within the organisation

Other responsibilities

  • To attend meetings as required by Line Manager including team meetings, supervision etc.
  • To support with meeting, greeting and catering for training events where necessary
  • It is the nature of The Hazel Project that tasks and responsibilities are in many circumstances unpredictable and varied. All employees are therefore expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises and undertake tasks that are not specifically covered in their job description

Aims and objectives of the Hazel Project Ltd:

To provide a full fostering service for children and young people of all ages with the aim of rehabilitation (where appropriate), short or long term care or preparation for independence.

Description of current children group:

Children and young people aged from 0 – 18 years, most with emotional / behavioural problems and Parent and Child.

Training provided:

An initial induction period including introduction to the company’s training procedures and policies, meeting the organisation’s staff and foster parents visiting work settings as well as an appreciation of the company’s overall aims and objectives.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the basic principles of the Children Act 1989 with regard to child protection
  • Knowledge of computer systems
  • Knowledge of the general administrative requirements of a fostering agency

Experience

  • Working with Microsoft Word/Google Docs
  • Working in an office environment
  • Supervising staff
  • Dealing with personal and confidential information

Key Skills/ Attributes

  • Good written and oral communication
  • Good computer skills 
  • An ability to prioritise work
  • Supervisory skills
  • An ability to liaise with social workers, foster parents and other professionals
  • Work with children and their parents

Personal qualities

  • Will be keen to learn and have a genuinely positive attitude, coupled with excellent attention to detail
  • Must demonstrate enthusiasm, drive and a thorough and attentive nature
  • A confident telephone manner
  • Good timekeeper
  • Honest and reliable

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 or equivalents including English and maths

Future prospects

  • Possible progression into a full-time role for the right applicant

Things to consider

  • Please google the location prior to applying
  • Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship 
  • The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rate
  • You will be employed by Inspire ATA, and be placed at Diverse Care Ltd.

About the employer

Inspire ATA Ltd. is a not-for-profit social enterprise set up to make a difference. We specialise in working with a wide range of clients (nationwide) that want to take on excellent Apprentices. We recruit and employ all of our Apprentices and then arrange amazing placements with our partners and clients whilst providing ongoing support. We also arrange and quality assure the training through our partner apprenticeship training providers.

Our vision is “to inspire ambition and widen horizons” and this is something that is totally embedded in all that we do.  Our ATA creates apprenticeship jobs and opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t exist for people, allowing them to raise their aspirations.  A lot of our work is with schools, so we love the fact that our Apprentices go on to inspire children of all ages.  We inspire to inspire! 

We want to have a positive impact on society with the work we do, and we encourage individuals to be good citizens that contribute to the wider community. Our focus for 2022 is all around the development and wellbeing of our Apprentices – you will often see us use the hashtag #LearnerFirst.

We operate nationally but we are based in Hammersmith & Fulham in London and are the 2021-22 winner of Best Apprenticeship Employer in Central & Greater London.

Employer

INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

Address

Quayside House

Quayside, Chatham Maritime

CHATHAM

ME4 4QZ

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Please note that you will be employed by Inspire ATA, but you will be placed at Diverse Care Ltd for the duration of this apprenticeship.

Training

Training provider

Let Me Play Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Let Me Play Ltd

Contact

Sophie Oliver 07858007944 sophie.oliver@lmpeducation.org

Level 3 Business Administration Standard:

This training programme focuses on developing your administration skills.

The Qualification aims to grow your existing skillset in the following key areas:

  • Business Support services
  • Marketing Support
  • Project Management
  • Supporting the organisation of events
  • Customer Service
  • Developing IT skills
  • Telephone Skills
  • Managing Information and Data
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Functional skills if required 

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)


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