Salary range: £15,000 p.a. inc.
Contract: Fixed term (18 Months)
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
Get ahead with a Business Administrator L3 Apprenticeship at Brent Council in our Early Help Team
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
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.
Business Administrator Manager level 3 Apprenticeship working in the Early Help team.
The apprentice will be working in the Early Help team, involved in the administration & finance process involved with Early years’ funds.
The role will be supporting the Early Years Funding Lead, during month end budget processes and year end closures of accounts.
You will be able to support in preparing ad hoc reports, using Microsoft Excel in conjunction with the accounting database
You will be expected to support with financial systems training, and provide support to other admin/business support staff within the Early Years team.
To support in ensuring that all financial transactions are inputted accurately and in a timely fashion, and assist in the co-ordination of the effective provisions of administrative and financial services, as well as support the functions and works of the EY Funding Lead.
You will be checking, coding, processing purchase/sales invoices and calculation of payments to providers, ensuring they are accurate and timely. As well as being reviewed on a regular basis.
The role will help in preparing information for internal and external auditors
Keen to learn, you will demonstrate good communication skills, an understanding of good customer service, team work and an interest in developing a career in business administration.
You will also need to show your interest in local government and the delivery of public services. We will also be looking for a flexible and positive approach to work.
Below is a link to the Apprenticeship Standard that you will be working towards.
Simultaneously undertaking a comprehensive study programme towards the Level 3 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.
Please note there is an end point assessment at the end of this apprenticeship, which is carried out by an external assessor and will include: A knowledge test, a Portfolio based interview and a Project presentation.
Closing Date: 8th September 2019 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: September 2019
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.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
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.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Enhanced' DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position. Please use the supporting information section of your application, stating why you are interested in this role.