Apprentice School Administrator BEECH HOUSE SCHOOL LTD

This is an exciting opportunity to join an award winning school playing an important part providing administrative support for the Principal and Academic staff at the Senior and Upper Prep site.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    08.30 - 16.00, Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    16 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Be responsible for all pupil admissions including the administration of bond payments, acknowledgement of admission and all associated correspondence, registration of pupils on commencement and all relevant paperwork and arrangement of induction days for all new pupils.
  • Be responsible each term for all invoicing procedures including school fees, elocution lessons, extra tuition, music lessons, after school, breakfast club, holiday club, examinations, etc. The candidate would also be responsible for all aspects of credit control. 
  • Management of petty cash, including the issue of petty cash payments, reconciliation and all associated duties.
  • Book-keeping Administration off all manual ledgers for the Senior & Upper Prep.
  • Dealing with the invoicing of parents. 
  • Answering telephone enquires from prospective parents, current parents, press, public and other educational establishments. 
  • Assistance to staff, including dealing with their requests for orders.
  • Dealing with pupils on a day to day basis in the School Office.
  • Dealing with queries from parents.
  • Entering data onto Sage
  • Promoting the School through telephone enquiries and personal contact with parents and general public.
  • Administration of manual ledgers
  • Additional duties as required by the Headteacher within the context of the post.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Business Administration Standard qualification
  • End Point Assessment
  • Training will be blended delivery in campus and online 1 day per month 
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A permanent position post apprenticeship would be an option. Ongoing careers advice is available throughout the programme.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade grade 4 - 9 or grade C to A) Desired

About the employer

The school is an independent co-educational day school for boys and girls aged 2 to 16 years. Beech House School has been based at the Manchester Road site since 1850. It comprises a Lower Preparatory Department for children aged 2 to 7 now based at the Broadfield Road site. The Upper Preparatory Department for children aged 8 to 11 years and a Senior Department for those aged 11 to 16 years are still based at the Manchester Road site.. Beech House is situated approximately a kilometre from both Rochdale town centre and the railway station. A few metres from the school is a bus stop, providing regular services to Manchester, Bury, Heywood, Middleton, Bamford and Rochdale town centres. Close at hand is the link road to the M62 and M60, which provides access to the Rossendale Valley, Oldham and Manchester.






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Training provider


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


Angela Curtis


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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