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Business Administration Apprentice (Committee and Elections Department) Gravesham Borough Council

Not just any Business Administration Apprenticeship. This is working in the busy Committee and Electoral Services teams within Gravesham Borough Council . The Committee and Electoral services team is responsible for maintaining, publishing and distributing the electoral register and planning and delivering local and national elections.

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

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,254.44

    £4.81 per hour. Increasing to National Minimum Wage on completion of 1 years’ service.

    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. Daily working hours to be discussed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    05 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000074083

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To respond to written, electronic and oral enquiries from councillors, members of the public and other departments.
  • To deal with all customer contact effectively, and courteously, in line with the council’s policies and procedures.
  • To maintain manual and computerised systems including scanning documents, inputting data, keeping records, compiling statistics, and dealing with general filing systems as directed.
  • To help organise meetings and events, ensuring that all necessary arrangements and preparations are made. This will involve liaising with councillors and other departments.
  • To research, prepare, print, photocopy and distribute documents.
  • To be involved in election planning and delivery. Elections are usually held on the first Thursday in May, although unscheduled elections can take place at other times.
  • To undertake any other administrative job related tasks as required.
  • To adhere to all aspects of confidentiality, Data Protection and Freedom of Information in order to comply with the law.
  • To demonstrate commitment and contribution to the Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy is an essential requirement of the post.
  • The post holder will carry out all duties and activities having regard to the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and in accordance with any instructions from senior members of staff under that Act or any Council or Departmental Codes of Practice or Procedures.
  • The post holder will comply with Statute and Council Policy in all respects.
  • To have an awareness and commitment to section 17 which places a statutory duty on police and local authorities to work in partnership to reduce crime and promote community safety. It is also required that community safety is to be a thread running through all functions of the LA.
  • To be committed to excellent customer service and the values of the Council, and to have an awareness of the council’s Corporate Plan.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard Level 3 business administrator qualification- Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. This includes small and large businesses alike; from the public sector, private sector and charitable sector. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. Business administrators develop key skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards management responsibilities.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential for full time employment for the right candidate.
  • Many employers retain apprentices in full/part time positions
  • The qualifications you gain can also help you to get into higher education or other employment 
  • Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and developing professional skills whilst earning a salary, inside some of Kent’s best companies.
  • Once the Apprenticeship has been achieved you will have the skills, abilities and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers.

 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Ability to multi-task, Knowledge of Local Government, Experience in customer service, Confidentiality, Good telephone manner, Follow set procedures, Good time keeping skills, Good work ethic, Empathy, Remain politically neutral, Able to follow instruction

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4) Essential

Things to consider

We will be interviewing candidates who meet the criteria as they apply and will recruit after a successful interview which may be before the closing date. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.

About the employer

Gravesham Borough Council is responsible for a range of vital services for people and businesses in the borough including housing, planning, environmental health and waste.

Employer

Gravesham Borough Council

Address

Civic Centre

Windmill Street

Gravesend

DA12 1AU

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Training

Training provider

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Contact

KT&A Business Support Team

KT&A@kent.gov.uk

08007314297

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

This employer has requested all applicants to apply through Kent Training and Apprenticeships online application system – Therefore, to apply for this position, please click on the link below and follow the online instructions.

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

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2022