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Contract Support Business Administrator Apprentice

  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: BC/24/281764
  • Published: Wed 22/05/2024, 13:31 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/07/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,616.80
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent
Get ahead as a Business Admin Apprentice working in our Contracts Performance Team within Public Realm Service at the London borough of Brent

Brent Council is committed to the continued expansion and development of all apprenticeship programmes for our residents. Our apprenticeship schemes at Brent are just one of the ways we grow our own talent within the borough. We work hard to represent our community and are looking for likeminded people to join us. Working in Wembley Park, alongside our neighbours Wembley stadium, Wembley arena, Box Park and LDO, makes Brent an exciting location to work.
 
There is no age limit on an apprenticeship. An apprenticeship can be used for people starting out on their work life journey at the age of 16 or those changing a career for a different working life.  

The Post
To provide administration and contract support to the Contracts Manager responsible for Integrated Waste and Cleaning contract and Grounds Maintenance contract. Ensuring contracting governance is observed, maintaining and regularly reviewing contract records, including performance Indicators, programme of works, liaising with the Neighbourhood Management and Parks team and informing Ward Councillors of intended works in their respective Wards. Contributing towards providing an efficient waste collection and grounds maintenance service to our residents.
 
Below is a link to the Apprenticeship Standard that you will be working towards:
https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/business-administrator/
Simultaneously undertaking a comprehensive study programme towards your apprenticeship.  You will gain valuable knowledge and skills which will be an asset to the council and your career. Our apprenticeship scheme offers significant assistance with training and provides the opportunity to improve skills for future career opportunities. 
 
The Person
We are looking for someone who is ambitious, keen to learn, interested in the subject area and with the commitment to see it through. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and organised, demonstrate good communication skills, with excellent time management skills. Have a flexible and positive approach to work alongside an interest in developing a career in the anti-social behaviour team.
You will also need to show your interest in local government and the delivery of public services.

Qualifications required:

English and Maths GCSE level 4 or above is desirable, but not essential and can be added as part of the apprenticeship. However, these must be completed prior to the end of the apprenticeship.

Good IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is desirable.

Please do not apply if you already hold a Business Admin qualification or have equivalent admin experience, as your application will not be considered. 

Prospective apprentices will be required to pass the training provider selection and or application process prior to a job offer.
 

Closing date: 14th of July 2024 (23:00)- We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested in this role, we advise that you apply as soon as possible.
 
Assessment & Interview Date: Wednesday 8th August 2024

Start date: September 2024


Additional Information 

If you are interested in applying for this job, please start by clicking the "Apply Now" button below. You must provide a supporting statement as part of your application that clearly shows how you meet the criteria on the Person Specification. We will accept a CV in support of your application, however, you should still provide a supporting statement.

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

The information we collect from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas and your data protection rights, can be found here.
 
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including “non-visible” disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on  recruitment@brent.gov.uk 
 
 

Brent Benefits

  • At Brent we will be pay you a LLW salary, whilst you learn on the job and attend training. 
  • Fully funded apprenticeship training programme (training fees are fully funded) 
  • 27 days annual leave plus 8 days bank holidays 
  • Generous Brent Pension scheme
  • Employee support programme, staff discounts and other benefits

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  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: BC/24/281764
  • Published: Wed 22/05/2024, 13:31 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/07/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,616.80
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent

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