Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship

3 May 2019
Fixed Term
Admin/Clerical, Apprenticeships
Full Time
18 Months
County Hall, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP
Adult Social Care & Health
Planned for 14th/16th May - to be confirmed.
Age related National Minimum Wage

This post has been identified as being suitable for Nottinghamshire County Council’s Apprenticeship Scheme.

In order to apply for this post you must be willing to undertake training against an appropriate Apprenticeship Standard that will be delivered by an approved training provider.

Apprenticeships are open to all ages and abilities and are designed to encourage people who may not have the necessary experience or qualifications to access employment.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the Senior Leadership Team of the Council’s Adult Social Care and Health department. If you have a positive can-do attitude, are willing to go the extra mile, are excited by new challenges and believe in local democracy and the value of social care, then we want to hear from you.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for an ambitious person to take their first steps into a career in local government and you’ll be working for an organisation that will support you every step of the way. You will gain first-hand experience of working within a busy senior leadership team, supporting senior managers and colleagues to undertake key business requirements and service transformation within the department. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who wants to work in a local government environment, is keen to broaden their knowledge, and is committed to their ongoing learning and development. In return, we can offer an environment where you are empowered to use your initiative, can learn from others, and will be given the opportunity to fulfil your potential.

You will work under supervision and your duties will include assisting with:

  • Arranging a regular timetable of meetings/sessions for senior managers with operational teams

  • Support to regular reporting and collation of information required in relation to the Adult Social Care and Public Health Departmental Strategy and its reporting cycle

  • Support with organisation and completion of annual self-assessment and peer reviews, involving colleagues from other local Councils

  • Support to the process for dealing with queries/concerns from MPs and Councillors and to analyse lessons learned

  • Agenda planning and support to Extended Leadership Team meetings

  • Support for the Next Generation GP programme

  • Support with workforce review and modelling

  • Support with the development of talent and succession planning within the department
  • Support to local Councillors as required
  • Project work to support transformational work and objectives, as required.

To be considered for this role you should have or be able to demonstrate your potential in relation to:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of a range of IT programmes

  • Ability to analyse and interpret data
  • Willingness to learn new skills and to work as part of a team

  • Ability to work accurately and have an eye for detail

  • Strong interpersonal skills with people at all levels of the organisation

  • Ability to follow processes and procedures.

A condition of this employment is the successful completion of the Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship. The duration of this Apprenticeship is 18 months. To undertake this Apprenticeship you must be educated to GCSE or equivalent and have a minimum of Level 2 in English and Maths.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

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