P522503 - Management Trainee

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
07/03/2021 23:59
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Civic Centre
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
7 Mar
Further Information

Graduate Management Trainee
Initial 2-year fixed term contract. £23,080-£25,481 per annum.

Gateshead Council is a visionary and ambitious local authority - ambitious for Gateshead the place, and for the people who live and work here. We have made significant investment into our adult social care service and are also embarking on a major transformation programme.

As a result, we have created a number of new and exciting roles to manage the Council’s approach to its residents ‘Living Thriving Lives’, as part of our strategic approach ‘Thrive’.

As part of that investment a fantastic opportunity is offered for a talented and committed individual to join the service. This is a 2-year graduate trainee post, but we hope and expect that this would provide the right candidate with a route to securing a permanent managerial position within the service or elsewhere within the Council.

As part of your traineeship we will provide the funding for you to secure a Level 7 qualification – such as Systems Thinking Practitioner. We are striving to be a Learning Organisation and so will also offer CPD support and opportunities with career development.

To apply you must, as a minimum, have a 2:2 degree in any subject – but preferably in a business or management related topic, and have GCSE Maths & English at level 4 (Grade C) / Functional Skills Level 2.

The position will offer an opportunity to work with managers across the whole service, but you will mainly work and learn alongside our Provider Services management team. This part of the service manages a workforce of around 550 employees delivering a wide range of buildings based and community services to older people and people with disabilities.

The successful applicant will become heavily involved in operational management activities and assisting in developing new projects and service development initiatives. It is therefore essential that you have a strong aptitude for assimilating, analysing and explaining/presenting complex concepts, data and statistics. You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. You will be highly organised and responsive to work demands and possess an ability to develop effective working relationships. The service uses a wide range of computer systems so you must have excellent IT skills with ideally a comprehensive working knowledge of Microsoft computer packages. The role will serve to develop your practical management skills, decision making skills and leadership qualities. Furthermore, you will progressively understand every facet of the business; the structure, culture, function and purpose of the Provider service, as well as both corporate responsibilities and regulatory requirements.

No prior paid (full-time) working experience is required but evidence of either part-time working and/or volunteering or other life-enhancing experiences will assist in your application.

Supervisory or leadership experience in any capacity (e.g. in a sporting club or volunteering arena) will also assist in demonstrating you have the skills we require.

Online applications only at www.Gateshead.gov.uk