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Apprentice Project Officer Harrogate Borough Council

The apprentice will work alongside and provide project support within Parks and Environmental Services on a range of improvement and administrative support tasks, related primarily to projects and service reviews. This will be working towards a L3 Business Admin qualification.

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Closing date: 23 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. 37 hours per week, between the hours of 8.30am to 5.30pm. Some Flexi time is available and can be discussed at the interview.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main Accountabilities:

To provide project management and support to a wide range of improvement, transformation and commercial projects.
To carry out research, system interrogation, data gathering, extraction and analysis, and interpret and present the results in a range of formats.
To liaise with colleagues across the Council and at other Councils in relation to projects and services including benchmarking and data analysis.
To provide general administrative support including managing diaries, arranging meetings, minutes, updating project documentation, spreadsheets, data cleansing, dealing with correspondence etc.

Standard Accountability Statements:

Health and Safety:  .
Equality and Diversity:  
Learning and Personal Development:  
Data Security:  

Main Duties and Accountabilities relating to above:

To provide project management and support to a wide range of improvement, transformation and commercial projects.
Use recognised project management techniques to help to prioritise and schedule workload, track and manage deadlines, chase up and report progress of actions agreed in project and service review programmes.
To help to develop and use different methodologies and approaches to research and data gathering.
To help to review systems, processes, procedures and working practices and recommend changes to maximise efficiency and minimise waste.
To carry out research on a range of subjects and projects as directed, analyse results and prepare briefing notes, papers, reports etc.
To carry out system interrogations, data cleansing, data gathering, extraction and analysis as directed, and present the results in a range of formats including graphs, charts, reports etc.
To maintain, develop, update and contribute to departmental systems, databases, intranet and web pages and provide input to corporate systems.
To produce system reports and analysis in a range of formats and help to publish them electronically.
To liaise with colleagues across Parks and Environmental Services and the wider the Council regarding the implementation of new services and new initiatives.
To liaise with core systems suppliers and their support functions.
To provide general administrative support including dealing with correspondence, enquiries, requests for information from Members and officers within the Council, other local authorities and public sector bodies, partners, suppliers and the public.
To help to organise meetings, briefings, training sessions with/for officers, staff, members and third parties including diary management, bookings, papers, IT support, training materials, and produce agendas and action sheets.
Undertake any other duties as required commensurate with the post and grading.

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

As a Business Administration Apprentice, you will complete the following qualifications as part of your apprenticeship:

Level 3 Business Administrator Standard Apprenticeship.
Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English if not already achieved.
You will also develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to work within an office environment.
This apprenticeship is delivered in the workplace and 20% of your working time will be dedicated towards training and learning new skills. You will be allocated a tutor who will provide you with personal support and assessment at pre-arranged times.
Assessment is through a variety of methods including observations in the workplace, witness testimonies, product evidence and professional discussions. All evidence will be logged to your electronic portfolio.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is a possibility of securing a full-time position at the end of your apprenticeship dependent on your progression.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Good attendance record


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

Things to consider

Interviews will take place 25/08/2022 so you need to be available on this day.

About the employer

Harrogate Borough Council provides a huge range of services to local people and employs over a thousand employees to do so. Our employees chose to work for local government because they want to help local residents and businesses, make a difference to local communities and the environment they live in.


Harrogate Borough Council


PO Box 787

Harrogate Borough Council



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Training provider



Mandy Hodson

01924 614523

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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