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Job Title : Business Administration / Customer Service Apprentice
Employer : Oakington C of E Primary School
Location : Cambridgeshire, CB24 3AL
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Business and Administration - Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Business & Admin
Vacancy Reference : VAC-51408
Vacancy Short Description : Oakington Primary School has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious person keen to develop their business administration skills, to join the school admin team. You will work on a broad range of admin tasks to build your experience and expertise, alongside gaining a Business Administration apprenticeship. We are looking for an energetic, focussed and meticulously organised individual with a keen desire to learn and apply themselves, with a ‘can do’ attitude. An important part of the role will be dealing with queries so we are looking for an individual who can be proactive and take ownership.
This is a vital role within the admin team, supporting the School Secretary/Headteachers’ PA to deliver a professional service to the school.


Qualifications Required : No qualifications required.
Vacancy Full Description : Reception:
Overseeing the reception - answering the phone and dealing with queries - taking and passing on messages and redirecting calls where appropriate
Welcoming visitors ensuring safeguarding procedures are followed
Be aware of school events in order to answer queries effectively
Sorting and distributing post (including parcels and deliveries) as appropriate. Post any outgoing correspondence at the end of the day
Help to oversee the general incoming emails
Organise and co-ordinate school term time clubs. Liaise with club organisers with regard to dates and advise parents in good time
Help to maintain the pupil database and keep up to date with any changes
Update the weekly Community News to be issued to parents/carers
Ensure registers are taken and follow up on any pupils not registered
Process any pupil holiday requests in line with school procedures
Book meeting rooms as and when requested
Other general office duties as required (e.g. help organise parents’ evenings, school photographs, etc).
Number of Positions Available : 1
Weekly Wage : £117.00
Application Deadline Date : 09/03/2020
Possible Start Date : 16/03/2020
Personal Qualities : Confident and flexible to work in a busy environment
Enthusiastic and self-motivated
Have an open and friendly disposition
Innovative and able to consider new ways of working smarter
Acts with integrity in a trustworthy manner
Professional attitude
Have a flexible approach to work and a ‘can-do’ attitude
Skills Required : Excellent IT Skills in Word, Excel and aptitude for systems and databases
Highly developed organisational skills
Good interpersonal skills - able to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and external contacts
Effective written and spoken communication skills
Ability to work well in a busy environment and prioritise tasks
Able to work proactively with initiative
Other Information : The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.90 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £6.15 an hour for 18-20 year olds, £7.70 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £8.21 for those over 25. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). These rates apply from 1st April 2019.
Things to consider : The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early
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