Level 3 Business Administrator Apprentice at St John's Cof E Primary School , Midsomer Norton MIDSOMER NORTON SCHOOLS PARTNERSHIP

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, hardworking individual as a Business Administration Apprentice to provide clerical and reception support to the Headteacher and the staff of the school. Duties include to provide a reception service, receiving visitors in a courteous and friendly manner and receiving and checking deliveries.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 27 Jun 2024

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

    08:00 - 15:15 4 days a week, 08:00 - 16:00 1 day a week. Term time only plus 2 inset days. Days TBC.

    Total hours per week: 34.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Job Purpose: Main Duties & Responsibilities:

• To provide a reception service, receiving visitors in a courteous and friendly manner and receiving and checking deliveries.
• To receive telephone and email enquiries, responding or taking and passing on messages as appropriate.
• To undertake a wide range of clerical duties including filing, photocopying, handling the post and other general office administration.
• Using a range of online systems to assist with the school office functions - including registers, parent communications, school dinner bookings and payments.
• Assisting with pupil enquiries at the office desk
• To undertake First Aid training, assist with first aid incidents and illnesses.
• To assist, at the discretion of the School Office Manager, in undertaking a range of administrative functions such as the maintenance of registers and pupil records, the ordering of stock and consumables, 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 undertake word processing of documents, reports and correspondence, including confidential material for the Headteacher and teaching staff.
• 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 other authorised person.
• To undertake other relevant duties on the request of the Headteacher or School Office Manager.

School Support & General

• To attend all training courses as directed
• To participate in the School’s Performance Management Review process and make use of professional development opportunities.
• To play an active and positive role.
• To familiarise yourself with the working practices of the Department and adhere to them at all times
• To maintain confidentiality according to organisation and legal requirements.
• To be aware of equal opportunities policies and principles and health & safety regulations
• The postholder will be expected to contribute to the protection of children as appropriate, in accordance with any agreed policies and/or guidelines, reporting any issues or concerns to their immediate line manager
• To undertake other duties that can be reasonably expected of and are relevant to the level and nature of the post
This job description only contains the main accountabilities relating to the posts and does not describe in detail all of the duties required to carry them out.

Physical Effort & Working Environment

• The postholder will not be exposed to objectionable, uncomfortable or noxious conditions over and above what would normally be experienced in a day to day office environment. The postholder will not be expected to undertake any physical effort/strain over and above what would normally be incurred in a day to day office environment.

The training you will be getting

  • 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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential to develop into permanent role as Office Administrator.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Non judgemental


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

Things to consider

Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check. Please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport.

About the employer

St. John’s is a Church of England Primary School situated close to the centre of the small town of Midsomer Norton, which is within the Unitary Authority of Bath & North East Somerset. The School took on academy status in December 2013.




Redfield Road

Midsomer Norton



You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


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


Philippa Bancroft


07917 923622

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

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.