Apprentice Business Support Officer and Event Co-ordinator MOTHERWELL CHESHIRE

An opportunity to become a valued part of a team dedicated to the empowerment of women and girls. Motherwell, a Crewe-based charity which also has a community laundrette in Winsford, is looking for an enthusiastic candidate to take on this varied business support and administrator role and make it their own.

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Closing date: 11 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,984.00 to £17,846.40

    Wellbeing days (extra five days holiday per year – one a quarter and one for your birthday)

    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 Thursday - 9 am to 4 pm, Friday - 10 am to 12 pm (may be some flexibility on hours)

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The apprentice would be helping with general support for the Motherwell office, where no two days are the same, including;

  • Welcoming and greeting visitors/women and girls who the charity is supporting
  • port for all areas of admin involved in the day to day running of Motherwell
  • Organising and co-ordinating special events for the charity such as International Women’s Day, team away days and the upcoming 10th anniversary of the charity
  • Helping to co-ordinate the charity’s popular ‘Hub’ activities which include a school uniform shop, a Baby Bank, a Vintage fashion store and an annual Prom Dress service
  • Input of ideas for future projects
  • Social media/marketing and content creation for website
  • Support/PA duties for Motherwell Chief Executive, Kate Blakemore
  • Answering phone and dealing with enquiries
  • Prep work and minute-taking for team meetings
  • Stationery/grocery orders
  • Organising post

The training you will be getting

The candidate will follow a Level 3 Apprenticeship programme and study towards a full Standard as a Business Administrator. This training will be structured and delivered by Cheshire College – South & West. If you do not already hold GCSEs at grade A-D/8-4 in English and maths you will complete Functional Skills in the related subjects to attain Level 2 Functional Skills. Motherwell will provide in-house training to support the chosen candidate to broaden their knowledge of the organisation and its specific needs.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential for full-time position after apprenticeship, potentially as a Managing co-ordinator for the Motherwell Community Hub.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Reliable, Polite


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

Things to consider

How will you travel to work?

About the employer

Motherwell’s vision is to encourage, inspire and empower every women and girl who turns to the organisation for help and support. The charity’s services aim to promote positive health and wellbeing, by offering a range of educational services, holistic therapies and mental health support. Services include the Motherwell Community Share Hub, which started as a way for parents to donate and share school uniform and has since expanded to include a Prom Dress service, a vintage clothing store, a baby bank and period poverty kits. It also runs unique projects such as Believe, which offers vital support for Mums and pregnant women whose child/children may be subject to a child protection plan, and FlourisHER, a women and girls’ health and mental wellbeing programme. One of Motherwell’s newest services was the opening of a community laundrette in Winsford which is free for the community to use and doubles up as a social and learning space. Chief Executive Kate Blakemore, a trained counsellor and founded and former homeless support worker, founded Motherwell and the organisation is preparing for its 10th anniversary celebrations next year.




54 - 56 Beech Drive




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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Sophie Cain


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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