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Apprentice Business Support Administrator

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £24,294 to £26,421 per annum (Grade E)
YOT Newbury, Merchant House
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
30/06/2024 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

Are you looking to kick-start your career in a supportive and dynamic work environment? West Berkshire Council is seeking an Apprentice Business Support Administrator to join our Youth Justice Support Team, based at Merchant House offices. This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience and contribute to the delivery of essential services within the local community. The Youth Justice Support Team is a statutory service who work with young people aged between 10-18 years to prevent offending and reoffending. We offer an 18 month fixed term contract, during which we will work in partnership with a training provider to help you achieve a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship.

As an Apprentice Business Support Administrator, you will provide comprehensive administrative support to the Youth Justice Support Team. Your key responsibilities will include:

- Assisting with the coordination of meetings, including preparing agendas and taking minutes
- Handling incoming enquiries and signposting to the appropriate contacts
- Maintaining accurate records and databases
- Supporting the team with general administrative tasks as required

To excel in this role, you should have excellent organisational skills and a keen eye for detail. We are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic individual who is eager to learn and develop their skills within a professional setting. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential for effective collaboration with colleagues and stakeholders.

Why work for West Berkshire Council?

At West Berkshire Council, we value and invest in our employees. As part of our team, you will enjoy a range of employment benefits, including:

  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities 
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

Interviews will be held on 8th July at Merchant House in Newbury.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Tina Gregory on 01635 553600 or email Tina.gregory1@westberks.gov.uk.

Join us at West Berkshire Council and make a positive impact within your local community. Apply now to embark on an exciting apprenticeship journey as a Business Support Administrator.

Equal Opportunities

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

How to apply

Please now complete a short online application form. You will then be able to upload your CV, if you do not have a CV please download our full application form below, complete and upload that instead.

Where possible please use Google Chrome as your preferred internet browser to complete your online application form. This system no longer supports the use of Internet Explorer as a browser which will cause issues when trying to submit your application. 

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

West Berkshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share these values. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Successful candidates will be offered employment subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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