Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship at St Mark's School, Bath St. Mark's School

St Mark’s School is seeking to appoint a receptionist to provide an efficient administration service to the school. The role will also require you to undertake a range of administrative and clerical work.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This role is term time only and therefore the advertised salary is pro-rata based on the term-time only nature of this role.

    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

    8.15am-3.15pm Monday - Friday. Term time only plus 5 days in the summer holiday and 5 Inset days. (Exact shifts tbc)

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

According to the requirements of the school, to undertake any of the following duties and responsibilities as directed/requested by the School Office Manager, Headteacher or other member of teaching staff.


  • To assist, at the discretion of the School Office Manager, in undertaking a range of administrative functions such as the maintenance of returns, registers and pupil records, and liaison with other support staff and teaching staff as appropriate.
  • To liaise with parents of pupils on administrative issues and provide other general information.
  • To provide a reception service, receiving visitors in a courteous and friendly manner and receiving and checking deliveries.
  • To receive telephone enquiries and calls, providing information and taking and passing on messages as appropriate.
  • To assist in ensuring a safe environment within the school giving support to the School Office Manager and other staff and reporting Health and Safety issues to the Headteacher, School Office Manager or another authorised person.
  • To undertake other relevant duties on the request of the Headteacher or School Office Manager.
  • To undertake first duties as part of the first aid rota and administer medicine.

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

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Standard
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths if required
  • End Point Assessment: Knowledge Test; Professional
  • Discussion; Presentation/Q&A
  • Training will be delivered online

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The possibility for a permanent position at the end of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Patience, Friendly and courteous, Maintains confidentiality


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired

Things to consider

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is an essential requirement that all staff are aware of the school’s safeguarding procedures. The postholder will be expected to undertake any appropriate training, an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required prior to commencement of employment. Individuals will be expected to provide details of their Disclosure as soon as they receive it or if they are registered with the DBS Update Service to have given their permission for the Authority to access their online record. Please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport. The local bus is 6 and 6a.

About the employer

St Mark’s School promotes self-worth in students to inspire them to live well, achieve their goals and be a force for good both in school and the world beyond. Matthew 5:16 tells us to ‘Let your light shine’ which reminds us to have Aspiration, Resilience and to value the importance of Community. We work hard to be the best version of ourselves. Our young people are able to quickly establish themselves and develop their true identities in a setting where the staff know every child and value their contributions in the school and wider community. This helps ensure that our students develop a strong sense of belief in themselves and encourages them to be masters of their own destiny. Our committed team of staff inspire our students through a curriculum that is rigorous, challenging and motivating so that our students find joy in learning, and learn to value the commitment they need to thrive and reach their full potential.


St. Mark's School


St Mark’s School

Bay Tree Road



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Training provider



Philippa Bancroft


07917 923622

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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