Commissioning Apprentice Southend-on-Sea City Council

As our Commissioning Apprentice, you’ll be at the forefront of positive change, contributing to our continuous improvement agenda. Providing administrative support across the team while learning what we do and why.

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Closing date: 20 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Apprentice pay of £12,347.44 per annum will apply for the first 12 months of the apprenticeship, after which pay will be in accordance with the National Minimum Wage.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday Hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    21 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The world of commissioning is vast and in this role an apprentice will learn elements of Public Health, Adults and Childrens commissioning,  working alongside various officers and spending some days in the office,  some out in the community and others working remotely from home,  Commissioning work to a cycle of Analyse , plan, do and review, using evidence to direct our next steps, any number of tasks could take place within a week with your input changing as you grow and develop below is an example of tasks we would expect your involvement with:

  • Develop, maintain and update spreadsheets / team databases.

  • Assist with undertaking consultation and engagement, and drafting of any documentation as required.

  • Compose routine correspondence, and perform note taking or minute taking as necessary.

  • To provide assistance or administrative support to other members of the team.

The training you will be getting

  • Business and administration Level 3
  • Location of training: Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, SS26ER 
  • All training will be in the workplace

Please note in relation to the entry requirements for this apprenticeship that it is essential to meet the GCSE (or equivalent qualification) requirement for either Maths or English to be eligible to apply for this apprenticeship. If you don’t meet the grade 4 requirement for both subjects at the point of application, it may be possible to complete Functional Skills in either Maths or English alongside the Apprenticeship, but both grades must be achieved in order to complete the apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possible employment in commissioning role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

We offer all applicants who disclose they have a disability, or that they are a Care Leaver within the city of Southend, a guaranteed interview if they meet the essential criteria. Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above so you are advised to apply as soon as you are able to.

About the employer

Southend-on-Sea City Council is a Unitary local authority, providing vital services to meet the needs of the local community. We employ around 1,800 staff who are working alongside our partners and local communities to deliver the vision for the City and make lives better for the people of Southend. Southend itself is a vibrant place to live and work, offering coastal living alongside excellent and fast transport links into London. Working for Southend-on-Sea City Council offers a challenging and rewarding career in local government within a collaborative and innovative environment. As a Unitary Authority we are responsible for all local government functions ranging from regulatory services, transport, public health, and parks through to planning, social services, community safety and education, so we offer a wide range of career opportunities. The diversity of our economy and communities and investment in several exciting regeneration projects makes our Council a great place to work, learn and make a difference.


Southend-on-Sea City Council


Civic Centre

Victoria Avenue




Tracey Schneider

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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


Diane Ridgley


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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