Volunteer Centre Business Support Apprentice Chesterfield Volunteer Centre

You will be based at The Volunteer Centre in Chesterfield, but will be involved in outreach provision across the whole of Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire providing administrative services, social media marketing, and sourcing funding for the charity.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,158.72 to £20,048.08

    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 to Friday 9am-5pm Some outreach work in evenings and weekends may arise. Time off in lieu will be granted

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    03 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The apprentice will be responsible for day to day tasks surrounding the core business and any help and assistance surrounding project work.

Duties include:

  • Providing comprehensive administrative support to the Volunteer Centre
  • Providing information to stakeholders 
  • Participating in outreach activities
  • Supporting the recruitment and induction of volunteers
  • Social media marketing
  • Aiding with income generation

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

An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be
expected to work towards the Business Administration Level 3, with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression into paid work in the voluntary sector 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

Consider if you would be willing to take a registered fundraising course.

About the employer

The Volunteer Centre is an independent charity which provides a brokerage service aimed at guiding people into volunteering. As well as this we also provide direct services to the community. We operate a befriending scheme for lonely and socially isolated people and a project aimed at supporting people who have recently been discharged from hospital.


Chesterfield Volunteer Centre


The Volunteer Centre

38 Knifesmithgate


S40 1RQ

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Training provider



Hannah Donald



Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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