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Salary - Grade

GBP £30,618 30618 - Scale 6

Contract Type

Apprenticeship

Contract Length

24 months

Contracted Hours

Full Time - 36 hours per week

DBS Required

No

Department

Chief Executive's

Service

Policy & Strategic Delivery

Closing date

20/06/2021

Do you want to play a key role in making Hackney a great place for all young people to live, learn and work in and somewhere they can feel part of  now and in the future?  

Do you want to develop your management and leadership potential by working across the Council to make this happen? 

If your answer is yes, then this role could be for you!

This is an exciting opportunity to become an apprentice in Operations / Departmental Management which will give participants exposure to a range of frontline services and management. Our objective is to develop future service managers in local government.

The specific purpose of the job is to undertake a variety of placements over two years across a range of council departments, including corporate, front-line resident-focused services and support services. Placements will typically last from 3-9 months and entail a significant level of responsibility or impact. 

We are looking for a talented, motivated and driven individual who sees a career working in and for local government as inspirational. The scheme aims to develop individuals who will act as effective change agents and enablers in a council and is designed to help individuals realise their leadership potential in a vibrant and rapidly changing sector.

The post holder will be a member of the Strategy, Policy and Strategic Delivery Team. 

If you have any questions for the team, you can send us a message using this form.

During this 2-year fixed-term apprenticeship, you will spend at least 20% of your employed time completing training & learning activities to complete the Operations or Departmental Manager Level 5 Apprenticeship Standard. 

You will also have access to the apprenticeship development, networking & progression workshops that we run regularly.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for this Apprenticeship qualification you will already have either:

– A Level 3 qualification in any subject – for example, 3 or more A-Levels at grades A-C/4-9 OR an apprenticeship OR BTEC extended diploma at Level 3 or above

If you just miss this criteria you may still be considered if you can demonstrate a strong track record in your response to the questions 

AND 

– At least 18 months of work experience

or track record of equivalent impact as demonstrated in your response to the questions

You will not be eligible for the apprenticeship if you already hold a management-related qualification at Level 5 or above.

We have additional set criteria for eligibility for our apprenticeship positions.

You must have at least one of the below links to the borough:

– 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.

NB – we will ask for proof of your link to the borough 

(e.g. proof of address, school/college registration/certificates)

For funding purposes:

You must hold a British or 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.

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.

If you have any questions about this role, please contact apprenticeships@hackney.gov.uk

About the Hackney Apprenticeship Programme:

Hackney Council’s Apprenticeship Programme is designed to create quality opportunities for Hackney residents and Hackney school leavers. All of our programmes combine work and study towards a mandatory recognised qualification. As an apprentice with us, you will receive a competitive salary, holiday entitlement and a package of support. 

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate: 

  • – A commitment to undertake a qualification.
  • – Passion and enthusiasm.
  • – Reliability.
  • – Good organisational skills.
  • – A desire to deliver a high-quality service to Hackney residents.
  • – The ability to form good working relationships with others.

 

There are more than 100 apprentices at the Council. To find out more about what it is like to be an apprentice at Hackney Council – check out our Apprentice Blog

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.

Application Information:

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 and relate them to the job description. Please take your time and answer these questions as fully as you can. This may make the difference between getting an interview or not.

You do not need to upload a CV.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 20 June 2021

All eligible applicants will be invited to attend an assessment session where you will be asked to participate in group activities. This will allow the team to assess your suitability for the role and decide if you are shortlisted for the next stage. 

You must be able to attend this session, to progress to the next stage. 

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

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.