Post Ref: TMPL70 - Business Administrator Apprentice

Post Ref: TMPL70 - Business Administrator Apprentice

Salary: £18,563 - Grade 2 37 hours per week Fixed term (24 Months)

An opportunity has arisen within our busy Business Support Team for an Apprentice to develop a range of administrative skills and to work with the team and other service areas including; Environmental Health, Licensing, Legal, Human Resources and Waste and Recycling to identify where improvements could be made to service delivery and processes.

This job will provide on-the-job training and experience in a varied and interesting environment, you will also undertake level 3 apprenticeship training (Improvement Technician) provided by RHG Consult.

Broxtowe Borough Council has around 750 employees, which includes a wholly-owned Leisure company. The Business Support Team provides a wide range of clerical, administrative and financial support to all Council departments.

You will be expected to work to defined business standards and processes to perform routine administrative tasks. You will be able to work shadow the Business Support Team in various administrative processes, learn how to deal with everyday queries and issues whilst learning problem-solving skills along the journey. You will be required to maintain computerised information systems, including data input across a range of databases; general office support work including emails, filing, scanning/indexing, deal with routine correspondence and handling of mail. As part of the role you will work closely with the team and service areas to identify improvement opportunities and solutions. You’ll be guided throughout the contract by the Business Support Manager and be able to lean on the experience of the Business Support Team.

We’re looking for an individual who has experience in:

  • Dealing with people
  • Administration
  • Using business improvement techniques
  • Microsoft Office Package

 The ideal candidate would be:

  • Someone who is interested in Local Government
  • Able to problem-solve and be inquisitive
  • Understand the need to be sensitive and to maintain confidentiality
  • Up for a challenge!
  • Someone who can represent our “GREAT” values as a Council

 We offer:

  • A generous annual leave entitlement of 27 days plus 8 days’ bank holidays.
  • Flexible working arrangements including flexi-time
  • Gym membership discount at Liberty Leisure
  • Access to a benefits package offering discounts on supermarkets, cinema tickets, high street and online retailers

 What you need to know:

You must have GCSEs or equivalent at grades A-C/4-9

  • The role is for a fixed term of around 24 months
  • Working hours are 37 per week, with normal office hours being Monday to Friday, 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Successfully shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a formal interview which will include a test/scenario/exercise in order to determine suitability for the role. Please ensure that you read the description of the Improvement Technician training because you will be asked about this at the interview.

Expected interview date w/c 11th October 2021


Please quote reference no: TMPL70

Closing date: Wednesday 29th September 2021 at 5.00pm

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Why join us?

The Council has five GREAT values which represent our standards and expectations of how we’ll work.

As a disability confident employer and an organisation that is committed to equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

The Council embraces flexible ways of working to ensure that we can attract the best talent and experience and get the most from our employees. Whilst meeting the needs of our residents is a priority and we can’t guarantee we can accept all flexible working requests, we are happy to discuss your options when you apply for a job with us.

As a Broxtowe Borough Council employee you can enjoy many benefits including a generous pension fund, loyalty awards and family friendly policies to help you balance your work and family life, as well as discounts and offers as part of our employee benefits scheme.

Read more about the benefits of working at Broxtowe Borough Council.

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