Administrative Assistant Apprentice – Education Property

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Salary - Grade
GBP £23,421 23421 - Scale 2
Contract Type
Apprenticeship
Contract Length
20 months
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
No
Department
Chief Executive's
Service
Finance & Corporate Resources
Closing date
03/07/2022

Administrative Assistant – Apprentice –  Education Property

Qualification: Business Administrator – Level 3

We have an exciting opportunity in the Education Property department within the Strategic Property Directorate for an administrative assistant apprentice. You will support our Project Management Office in ensuring regulatory compliance of projects, help our project managers with administrative duties and gain project management experience of a wide range of the projects and programmes that Education Property covers – from repairs and maintenance to building new schools. 

You will be working 2 days in the office and 2 days remotely from home while obtaining Business Administration Qualification.  This opportunity will enable you to gain a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied across all sectors. This includes small, medium and large businesses alike; from the public sector, private sector and charitable sector. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services and systems. 

The responsibilities of the role will include supporting and engaging with different parts of the organisation and interacting with internal or external stakeholders. With a focus on adding value, the role of administrative assistant contributes to the efficiency of an organisation, through support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested. The flexibility and responsiveness required allows the apprentice to develop a wide range of skills.

The administrative assistant is expected to deliver their responsibilities efficiently and with integrity – showing a positive attitude. The role involves demonstrating strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and adopting a proactive approach to developing skills. The administrative assistant is also expected to show initiative, managing priorities and own time, problem-solving skills and decision-making.

We are looking for candidates with:

– Passion and enthusiasm

– Reliability

– Good organisational skills

– A desire to deliver a high-quality service

– The ability to form good working relationships with others

– A commitment to undertake a qualification

Eligibility for this apprenticeship:

For this position, you will either:**

Already hold at least a Level 2 or GCSE A*-C / 4-9 in Maths and English

OR

Be willing to complete this during your apprenticeship training.

You will not be eligible for the apprenticeship if you already hold an equivalent qualification.  

You must also meet at least one of the additional set criteria for eligibility for our apprenticeship positions:

– You are a current resident of the London Borough of Hackney 

– You are a current student at a Hackney education institution (school, college, university, PRU/alternative provision, Adult Learning provision)

– You are a former student at a Hackney secondary education institution and completed at least one GCSE or equivalent Level 2 qualification there

– You are a current or former recipient of Hackney leaving care services.

To access Apprenticeship training funding you must also:

– Hold a British/EEA passport or have permission from the UK government to live in the UK AND

– Have been resident in the UK or EEA for at least the last three years, if EEA must have settled or confirmed settled status in the UK.

You must be able to evidence that you meet the eligibility criteria. Please ensure that you have read the eligibility criteria in the Job Description & Person Specification. You will not be eligible if you cannot provide this evidence.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 3 July 2022

Interview date: to be confirmed

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: hackneyworksinfo@hackney.gov.uk