Apprentice to the Chief Executive Office (Admin)

How to apply

Please complete the registration form and email along with your CV to brent.works@brent.gov.uk.

Please ensure you submit the completed form with your CV, or your application will not be processed. The Equality and Diversity Monitoring section of the application is voluntary.

 

 

Job Title

Apprentice to the Chief Executive Office (Admin)

Location
Brent Civic Centre (And other locations from time to time)
Reference Code
BW968
Contract hours

36 hours a week

Salary

£15,000 pa inc.

Number of vacancies  1
Potential qualification and progress 

Business Administration Level 3

Estimated start date

January 2020

Length of apprenticeship

19 Months Fixed Term Contract

Eligibility criteria

English and Maths level 2 is desirable, but not essential and can be added as part of the apprenticeship

Application closing date

29/11/2019

Summary

A fantastic opportunity for someone looking to start a career in business administration, whether as a first job or a complete change in career. Admin is at the core of almost every organization, and this role will directly support the Chief Executive Team. The ideal candidate will show a real interest in local government and the delivery of public services. On successful completion of your apprenticeship will obtain a Business Administration Level 3 qualification - as well as functional skills in Maths and English if required


The role and responsibilities

  • To develop knowledge of the service and its users.
  • To respond to customers and clients as required ensuring that all enquiries are processed within agreed service delivery standards.
  • To work towards and complete your learning modules as a part of your apprenticeship programme.
  • To participate actively in your own development plan as agreed with the line manager and training provider assessor / development coach.
  • Carry out duties with due regard to the Council’s Customer Care, Equal Opportunities, Information Governance, Data Protection and Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the general level of responsibility of this post and in-line with the Apprenticeship.
  • To adhere to the HR policies & procedures.
  • To follow the Brent code of conduct on behaviours, and represent Brent at all times onsite and off-site.
  • Produce documents, letters and reports as required using computer systems.
  • Participate in a variety of projects set by the needs of the customers and service.
  • To create, update and maintain systems, files and records.
  • Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and all employees are required to act in such a way that at all times safeguards the health and well-being of children and vulnerable adults. 
  • Carry out duties with due regard to the Council’s Customer Care, Equal Opportunities, Information Governance, Data Protection and Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the general level of responsibility of this post and in-line with the Apprenticeship standard.

Skills and qualities

  • Candidate must possess IT skills, and be confident using Microsoft Office and Databases
  • Have a smart and professional manner with strong communication skills
  • Whilst keen to learn, candidates must also have an ability to use own judgement, resourcefulness, common sense and local knowledge to respond to resident enquiries and requests
  • Organizations skills and attention to detail
  • A strong team player
  • Polite, enthusiastic and punctual and with a flexible and positive approach to work
  • Dedicated to complete their NVQ, and developing a career in business administration

Qualifications required

English and Maths level 2 is desirable, but not essential and can be added as part of the apprenticeship. However, these must be completed prior to the end of the apprenticeship.

The Apprenticeship

Brent Council is committed to the continued expansion and development of all apprenticeship programmes. Our apprenticeship schemes at Brent is just one of the ways we grow our own talent within the borough.

There is no age limit on an apprenticeship.

An apprenticeship can be used for people starting out on their work life journey at the age of 16 or those changing a career for a different working life.

Below is a link to the Apprenticeship Standard that you will be working towards.

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/business-administrator/

Simultaneously undertaking a comprehensive study programme towards the Level 3 apprenticeship. You will gain valuable knowledge and skills which will be an asset to the council and your career. Our apprenticeship scheme offers significant assistance with training and provides the opportunity to improve skills for future career opportunities.

Please note there is an end point assessment at the end of this apprenticeship, which is carried out by an external assessor and will include: A knowledge test, a Portfolio based interview and a Project presentation.

Supporting information:

As part of your application please include a paragraph on why you are interested in this role.

Additional Information:

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.

All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.

Successful applicants may be required to apply for a DBS Disclosure.

Please note: Priority will be given to Brent residents in the first instance. This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if a sufficient number of suitable applications are received. Early application is therefore recommended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to apply

Please complete the registration form and email along with your CV to brent.works@brent.gov.uk.

Please ensure you submit the completed form with your CV, or your application will not be processed. The Equality and Diversity Monitoring section of the application is voluntary.