Post Ref: TMPL70 - Business Support Apprentice

Post Ref: TMPL70 - Business Support Apprentice

Salary: £17,364 - £17,711 per annum. 37 hours per week. Fixed Term for 18 months.

An opportunity has arisen within our busy Business Support Team for an Apprentice to formally train and develop the skills to become an efficient member of the team within the section.

This job will provide on-the-job training and experience in a varied and interesting environment, along with undertaking a formal Business Administrator qualification via Apprenticeship Training to suit your needs during the fixed term.

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 operational services to improve resilience within the team by expanding skills and knowledge.

You will be expected to work to defined business standards and processes to perform routine administrative tasks, specifically around licensing and financial systems. You will be able to 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, 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. You’ll be guided throughout the contract 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 Microsoft Word and Excel

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:

  • The role is for a fixed term of around 18 months
  • Working hours are 37 per week, with normal office hours being Monday to Friday, 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • You will undertake formal training during the contract which will be provided by an external training provider – willingness to travel will be essential.
  • We are happy to consider part-time hours (minimum of 30 per week)
  • While apprenticeships are available to anyone aged 16 or over, our apprenticeship scheme is mainly targeted towards young people aged 16 – 24. Please note that this does not disqualify you applying if you are aged 24 and over.

Successfully shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a formal interview which may include a test/scenario/exercise in order to determine suitability for the role.

Expected interview date w/c 19 August 2019

Please quote reference no: TMPL70

Closing date: Wednesday 7 August 2019 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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