Batley Grammer School

Apprentice Business and Customer Service Administrator Level 3 – Batley Grammar School

We have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Business and Customer Service Administrator to join the team at Batley Grammar School. This is an excellent opportunity to join a supportive forward-thinking Trust, who in return for your commitment and hard work, will support you to achieve your own career goals and aspirations.

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Wage – £4.81 per hour
Duration – 15 – 18 Months
Start date – 09 January 2023
Posted – 23/11/2022

Working Week:

Monday to Thursday 8 until 4 pm, Friday 8 am until 3.30 pm – Term time plus 5 days

Apprenticeship level

2

Positions

1

The role will be to assist in the provision of an efficient and effective whole school administrative support service whilst undertaking an appropriate Apprenticeship programme.

You will study at Kirklees College, following the Customer Service Level 2 or the Business Administration Level 3 standard.  The standard you follow will be dependent on experience.  Should you be offered the level 2 Customer Service apprenticeship, on successful completion, you may be offered the opportunity to later progress onto the Business Administration Level 3 qualification.

Each course will cover a range of Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours as outlined by the Apprenticeship standard. tThese will be transferable and suitable to an administration role in any sector. Health and Safety and other role specific processes and tools will be taught in Company.

Duties to include:

  • General administration duties include processing term time holiday requests and issuing penalty notices
  • Producing a variety of letters/communication home to families as directed
  • Minute taking as directed
  • Data input onto Management Information Systems
  • Filtering and distributing incoming post and emails
  • Assisting colleagues with the preparation of documents for the whole school and/or departmental meetings and events
  • Undertaking data/evidence gathering
  • Providing a friendly, professional and customer focused service to all stakeholders
  • Ensuring all general enquiries (email, face-to-face, telephone and letters) are responded to in a sensitively and timely manner, in accordance with procedures and directing difficult/ complex enquiries to the appropriate staff
  • Undertaking main reception and student services reception cover duties as and when required

Additional Information

  • Undertake any such duties commensurate with the post as directed by the Headteacher/Line Manager
  • As part of the wider duties and responsibilities, the post holder is expected to promote and actively support the school’s responsibilities towards safeguarding
  • A good knowledge and understanding of the Data Protection Act 2018 and a willingness and commitment to ensure compliance of this and any associated data-related legislation
  • Develop and maintain an awareness of mental health issues affecting both colleagues and students/learners and in act in a supportive way that helps others and enables them to be open about any issues affecting them
  • The postholder will be fully supported during the apprenticeship and will receive a full induction in school and ongoing training

Things to consider

Apprentice rate of pay in year 1 (currently £4.81). In year 2 the postholder will be paid Grade 3. The wage may be negotiable, subject to experience and available budget. It may also increase after a probationary period, subject to satisfactory employment and progression on the apprenticeship programme.

 

To apply: please send your CV to Nichola at apprenticeships@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

• Effectively communicates and exchanges orally or in writing information to inform others, including colleagues, students, parents/carers and members of the public.
• Be flexible and work to meet the best interests of the school
• Act with empathy towards staff and students
• Works cooperatively as part of a team, taking responsibility for activities as directed.
• Literate and numerate
• Excellent IT skills.
• Organises own workload and able to prioritise to meet deadlines. Takes a flexible approach to changing priorities.
• Consistently performs to a high standard.
• Recognises the importance of continued professional development
• Works with integrity and professionalism.
• Able to work under pressure.
• Ability to deal with confidential matters with discretion.
• Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.

Qualifications

Essential: The role requires a minimum of 5 GCSEs Grade 4 – 9 (A* –C) or equivalent including English and Maths. Must have strong IT skills and an IT qualification (or equivalent) would be an advantage Excellent working knowledge and experience of Microsoft Word and Excel etc or Google applications, or equivalent, and email/internet. At least 1 year’s work experience, preferably working in an office, customer service or retail environment. Desirable Achieved Business Administration or Customer Service Level 2 Apprenticeship (or equivalent). BTEC Level 3 in Business or other related subject (or equivalent A Levels (or equivalent)

About the employer

Batley Grammer School

Batley Grammar School, Carlinghow Hill, Batley, WF17 0AD
Batley Multi Academy Trust’s sole purpose is to provide a great education for Primary and Secondary learners throughout a local family of schools. The Trust is passionately committed to the communities of Batley, Birstall, Dewsbury and our surrounding areas, serving our local learners and their families in order to secure excellent educational outcomes, partnered with high aspirations. Batley Multi Academy Trust currently comprises Batley Girls’ High School, Upper Batley High School, Batley Grammar School, Healey Junior, Infant and Nursery School and Field Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School. We provide high quality education for all young people. This collaboration enables us to share expertise, knowledge and best practice to ensure academic and pastoral excellence throughout all of our schools, with all schools embracing the same overall ethos and values, whilst maintaining their own unique characters. Batley Grammar School is a “good school” (Ofsted Oct 2018) and we continue our school improvement journey to become an outstanding school. We aim to combine our traditional ethos and culture together with a modern approach to teaching and learning. Visitors regularly comment about the friendly atmosphere and calm, purposeful learning environment being quite palpable. “Staff are proud of their school ….”; “It is a place where pupils can indeed ‘believe, grow and succeed”; “Pupils are committed to learning, they are respectful in classrooms and they try their best”; “Your school is a calm place to be, and a happy place to learn”. (Ofsted October 2018) At Batley Grammar School we value staff who take a pride in their work and in the school and who are willing to contribute fully to the life of the school including its extra-curricular programme. Batley Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for Regulated Activity. Batley Multi Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
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Closing date: 04 January 2023