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Medway Safeguarding Children Partnership (MSCP) Apprentice
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC331JS
  • Published: Wed 09/06/2021, 16:10 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 02/07/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Level 3 - £165 per week
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR, Kent

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Medway Safeguarding Children Partnership (MSCP) Apprentice

Closing date: 02/07/2021

The Medway Safeguarding Children Partnership (MSCP) is seeking to recruit a full time apprentice to join our busy team.

The MSCP is set up under the Children Act 2004. It co-ordinates how agencies work together to safeguard and protect children, and monitors how well they are doing.  The MSCP is made up of senior professionals from partner agencies such as Kent Police, Medway Council, schools and health agencies. 

A Medway Council Apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to earn a salary and gain a qualification whilst gathering invaluable workplace skills and experience.

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Apprentice to join the MSCP. This is a great chance to gain the Business Administrator Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 whilst working for the MSCP.

The MSCP Apprentice will help support the day to day administration of the partnership with a focus on supporting the various learning and development opportunities offered by the MSCP including small training events to larger multi agency conferences.  The role is largely office based although the apprentice will have the opportunity to attend and minute multi agency meetings and network with a wide range of professionals in different positions from a variety of services. 

We will provide support and induction training for those appointed and other training opportunities, which will enable our apprentice to increase their skills and understanding of issues affecting the safeguarding of children.

To find out more about the MSCP visit

For Level 3 Apprentice’s - The Business Administrator Apprenticeship is a two year programme incorporating real work experience and learning, to gain the knowledge and development of skills and behaviours to successfully complete the programme. This apprenticeship involves approximately 18 months on the job development, followed by an end point assessment consisting of a knowledge test, a presentation on the project completed; and a discussion on the portfolio of learning and development produced during the apprenticeship. A grading of either Pass or Distinction is achievable.

Ideally you will have good communication and interpersonal skills, combined with competent IT skills, accurate data entry along with a good attention to detail. However we are happy to support you to reach those goals if you are highly motivated and have the desire to learn and succeed.

If  this sounds like the role for you, then we would encourage you to apply today.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.

As an Apprentice with Medway Council, you will be a valued member of our Apprenticeship Academy. We will encourage and support you to realise your potential. You will have the opportunity to learn from colleagues who are experts in their field and gain insights that can only come from real world experience

We will support you every step of the way for you to succeed in your apprenticeship and help you to become the best version of yourself.

An openness to review and reflect on your performance and progress is important as well as the willingness to accept feedback that will help you to develop and grow in this role.

Medway Council’s Apprenticeship Academy extends to all our Apprentices a guarantee that their apprenticeship qualifications will be regularly monitored and quality assured with the respective training providers. 

In return we offer you:

  • 23 days paid annual leave
  • Generous local government pension
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Free NUS Apprentice Extra Card- student discounts at 100’s of retailers
  • Student rates for Medway Council Leisure Centres
  • Student rates for Medway Council Libraries plus free e-books
  • Discounted Arriva bus travel

Important Information

Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Simon Plummer on 01634 331179.

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.