Business Administration Apprentice

Spencer Academy Trust
September 16, 2020
Bilborough, Nottingham


About Employer:

The Spencer Academies Trust is a multi-academy trust with schools across the East Midlands, and with a strategic focus on Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

A high performing regional MAT with a national reputation for excellence, Spencer Academies Trust schools include primary, secondary and sixth form provision. Our academies work across highly diverse city and rural communities, including a strong presence in Derby and Nottingham. Standards and expectations in trust schools are high – and the trust focus on rapid improvement on the journey to outstanding education delivery.

The Trust is committed to providing excellent CPD opportunities for all staff. We offer membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, generous holidays and a real commitment to professional development. We have also partnered with Perkbox to provide a range of employee benefits.

Spencer Academies Trust is an equal opportunity employer and positively encourage applications from as diverse a group as possible. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and the appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check, completion of Level 2 safeguarding training and other pre-employment checks.

The Spencer Academies Trust has Central Team bases across the Trust and you may be required to work at any of these bases or in any Academy as the need arises and at the direction of your line manager.

Vacancy Description:

To be successful, you will need demonstrable experience of prioritising workload, time management, and dealing with conflicting priorities. All work must be presented to a high standard with special care and attention given to detail.

Working as part of this important team you will be required to carry out the following duties. The nature of the Academy Year requires some of these tasks to be completed regularly whilst others will be on an annual cycle.

The post holder will be expected to use all Trust standard computer hardware and software packages where appropriate.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day administrative and clerical support to the Team
  • Supporting each of the operational functions of the Trust as appropriate and as directed by the operational lead for the service area
  • Provide confidential administrative support as required, including note taking at meetings
  • Undertake filing and scanning, as required
  • Liaise with external bodies on behalf of the team, and to liaise with staff across the Trust circulating information, when required
  • Assist with internal and external meeting arrangements, including room and catering booking, preparation of agendas and papers, distribution of appropriate papers, and minute-taking, as required
  • Assist staff who come to the central office, dealing with general enquiries and referring on more complex issues, as required
  • Answering incoming calls to the team and directing them to the appropriate member of the team
  • Supporting internal and external communications including social media and press communications

Skills Required:

  • Good keyboard skills
  • Good communication skills
  • To be able to work effectively under pressure
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Good organisational skills
  • Efficient on MS programmes including: Word, Excel PowerPoint

Personal Qualities:

  • Hard working
  • Organised
  • Creative
  • Team player
  • Willing to learn
  • Friendly
  • Ability to communicate at all levels

Desired Qualifications:

GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English or equivalent

Training and Qualifications delivered:

Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship

Level 1 or 2 Functional Skills English (If required)

Level 1 or 2 Functional Skills Maths (If required)

Level 1 Functional Skills Maths ICT (If required)

Working week and salary:

Monday - Friday, working hours to be agreed with line manager

Working Hours - 37 p/w

Hourly Wage: £5

Weekly Wage: £185

Future Prospects:

The successful candidate may have the opportunity to progress further within the business.

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