Recovery & Independence Team - Business Administration Apprentice

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
29/11/2020 12:00
£185.00 per week (£5.00 per hour)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Low Grange Health Village in South Bank
Closing date:
29 Nov
Further Information

This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.

The Adults & Communities Directorate consists of three strands, Adult Social Care, Community Development, and Public Health. Our aims are to continue to provide essential and highly valued services and to build capacity to enable local communities to make lasting change, improve quality of life and prosperity. As a directorate we lead on developing a culture of co-operation and co-production, respecting and nurturing the skills and talents of local people and enabling them to fulfil their potential.

Our award winning apprenticeship scheme provides a perfect way to earn a wage while you gain vital work experience and a nationally recognised qualification We recognise the value apprenticeships can bring to the local community, boosting skills and employment prospects and in addition you will be eligible to apply for internal job vacancies as and when they arise within the Council.

About the Role
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has an exciting new opportunity within the Recovery and Independence Team based at Low Grange Health Village in South Bank. As the Business Support Apprentice you will support the team administratively and tasks will include answering the telephone, producing accurate records and documents, including emails, letters and files, demonstrating good communication skills, whether it be face-to-face, on the telephone, in writing or on digital platforms through a variety of way including the use of our case management system (full training will be given).

The Recovery and Independence Team supports people at home to reable them to become independent and reach goals they want to achieve before their illness, operation etc. This is a short-term service up to six weeks. We also provide rapid response to individuals who are at crisis point and need immediate support to keep the person at home. The service we provide is free and it has proven we make significant savings in the longer term packages of care.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working, positive individual who is self-motivated and able to work using their own initiative as well as being a team player. The successful candidate will be committed to providing an excellent service and be willing to learn and develop their knowledge.

Would like to find out more? Please see attached job description and person specification for further detailed information or for an informal discussion, please contact Sue Spencer, Team Manager on 01642 513681 about this specific job role or alternatively please call the apprenticeship team on 01642 444464 (or email apprenticeship@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk).

Apprenticeship Qualification
During your apprenticeship you will be working towards the nationally recognised Business Administrator, level 3 qualification at Redcar Adult Learning, based in Redcar College.

Essential Requirements
Apprenticeship opportunities are open to anyone over the age of 16 years old with no upper age limit.

You will need to have a minimum of:
Grade 4 (equivalent to Grade C or above) at GCSE English and Maths or functional skills level 2 qualification in English and Maths.

You will need to be committed/willing to work towards the level 3 qualification.

Join us for invaluable hands-on work experience, a qualification all whilst earning a highly competitive salary and receiving excellent terms and conditions of employment.

This is a fixed-term contract for 18 months. National Minimum Wage for your age will apply after the first year.

How to apply
Apply through North-East Jobs (www.northeastjobs.org.uk), further details can be found on our website www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/apprenticeships.

Please ensure when completing your application that you refer to the job description and essential criteria on the Person Specification when completing your application form, as this information is used to select candidates for interviews. Further information can be found within apprenticeship application form guidance document available on our website.