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Business Administration Apprenticeship Compass Community

To assist the Residential Compliance Manager in delivering an effective administrative service. You will be trained by professionals and enrolled onto a Business Administration apprenticeship receiving training and support by LMP Education. Great opportunity for an individual who is looking to kick start their career within business.

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Closing date: 17 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday - Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • General Admin/Support: To carry out a complete range of administrative tasks under the direction of the Residential Compliance Manager
  • To prepare documents and responding correspondence in the appropriate format
  • Typing to include as and when required: reports, mail merge letters, spreadsheets, correspondence, forms etc.
  • All aspects of administration to include (not exhaustive); filing, shredding, scanning, office maintenance, dealing with post, answering phones, data inputting, auditing, chasing missing paperwork, setting rooms up for training/meetings etc.,
  • Safeguarding: To collate, copy and process, where appropriate, all occurrences (accidents, incidents, allegations, complaints etc.) in line with organisational policy and procedure
  • Meetings: Attendance and participation at meetings as required and ensure accurate, detailed and appropriate actions are produced (including face-to-face meetings, Skype and conference calls)
  • Liaising with Local Authority Commissioning Teams: to accurate distribute monthly and bi-annually auditing reports in line with Ofsted regulations
  • Ofsted:  Produce accurate for submission to Ofsted as well as sending updated company material in an annual basis.
  • Statistical Information: To provide clear/accurate statistical information as required
  • Database Inputting: Manage, organise and update relevant data using database applications and excel
  • Auditing & File Archiving: To undertake regular file and database audits, reporting findings to Line Manager
  • Ensure files are kept up-to-date both via the database and e-files in line with strict weekly timescales
  • Preparation for inspection: Ensure all admin functions are compliant and assist the Residential Compliance manager in preparation for regulatory inspections and or tender submissions.
  • Office Cover: To provide cover in the absence of other staff as directed
  • Respond sensitively and professionally in supporting and maintaining professional relationships with colleagues and all contacts who work with the agency
  • To be aware of and work within the Company’s health and safety policies, relating to the working environment and building security, reporting any issues promptly to immediate Line Manager
  • To be aware of equal opportunities issues and to work positively towards anti-discriminatory and anti-racist practice
  • Develop personal skills and capability through on-going training as provided internally by the company or externally subject to company approval and as agreed with your Line Manager

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

  • You will work towards completing a level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship
  • All training will be delivered remotely by LMP Education
  • The employer will give you time out of your working week to focus on your qualification

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The right candidate may be offered a permanent position after completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4-9 (A*-C, Level 2)) Essential

About the employer

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Compass Community


Unimer House, Dominion Way



BN16 3HQ

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Training provider



Emily Archer

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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