Apprentice Business Administration

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 09/04/2021 23:59
£159.10 per week (£4.30 per hour) rising to NMW in second year for 19+
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Your normal place of work will be at Horden. However, you may be required to work at any council workplace within County Durham.
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Closing date:
9 Apr
Further Information

An opportunity has arisen for a Business Administration Apprentice working on the ‘Horden Together’ project. This role primarily supports a multi agency partnership, led by the Community Protection team and is fixed for a period of 2 years.

Your duties will include answering telephone calls and recording messages, updating and maintaining databases, assisting with coordinating meetings, case management, project communications and general admin duties.

Applicants would be expected to build up the necessary skills to support the team and work proactively to support the team and service delivery by:

• To study and achieve the Business Administrator Level 3 during the duration of the apprenticeship
• Develop the skills to use multiple IT packages and systems relevant to the organisation in
order to write letters or emails.
• Learn how to produce accurate records and documents including emails, letters, reports &
proposals and make recommendations for improvements and present solutions to
• Understand the importance of decision making and learn how to make effective decisions
based on sound reasoning and deal with challenges in a mature way
• Develop interpersonal skills to be able to build and maintain positive relationships within
your own team and across the organisation.
• Learn how to influence and challenge appropriately and become a role model to peers and
team members, developing coaching skills as you gain area knowledge
• Develop good communications skills, whether face-to-face, on the telephone, in writing or
on a digital platform and use the most appropriate channels to communicate effectively

The successful applicant will need to undertake a Police check (Non-Police Personal Vetting Level 2 (NPPV2) vetted).

The role is based in Horden.

Required Qualifications:
Ability to work towards and complete Level 3 Business Administration during the duration of the apprenticeship

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jamie Thompson, Support Services Team Leader on tel. no. 03000 269194 or email jamie.thompson@durham.gov.uk

It is anticipated that interviews will be held by electronic means on Friday 16th April 2021

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team on telephone no. 03000 263154 / 264469/ 264086/ 266148 or
email PESResources@durham.gov.uk

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Please note in all cases the interview date must be prior to your end date.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.