Office Administration Apprentice

West Malling, Kent
£156 per week, £3.90 per hour
05 Apr 2019
03 May 2019
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Employer Description

Spadework is a charity based on a five acre site at Offham, near West Malling, providing life skills training for adults with learning, and other, disabilities.

On site there is a Garden Centre, Farm Shop and Café which are all open to the public seven days a week.

The adults we work with are involved in all aspects of Spadework. They work in different types of horticulture production including fruit, vegetables, bedding and perennial plants and also help to look after the grounds. There is also the opportunity to take part in Woodwork, IT and Craft activities as well as helping in the Café, Farm Shop or Garden Centre.

Vacancy Description
Spadework bridges the gap for adults with learning difficulties and other disabilities, from dependence in a supportive environment, to increasing their independence enabling them to live with dignity and purpose. Be part of the Spadework family and make a massive difference in so many lives!

We are seeking to appoint a confident, motivated and enthusiastic Administration Apprentice to provide day to day administration support as required.

Tasks will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Answering internal and external calls. 
Greeting visitors to the site. 
Assist with ordering office supplies, items of uniform, cleaning materials etc 
Build and maintain relationships with outside agencies to request maintenance and repairs of office equipment, tools, machinery etc. 
Help with the creation and distribution of newsletters, general staff/ volunteer/ trainee information updates. 
Assist with updating Spadework’s social media platforms.
Assist with Spadework’s recruitment process; monitoring job applications, requesting references and monitoring responses, creating personnel files, monitoring expiry dates of mandatory documents/ training. 
Help to coordinate Spadework log delivery service. General office administration duties e.g. 
Dealing with incoming/ outgoing post, photocopying, filing, archiving, printing documents, maintaining hard copy and electronic files.

£156 per week
£3.90 per hour

Monday through to Friday 08.00 – 16.30 with a half hour unpaid lunch break.

We are aware our location is a little remote so would consider a later start time for the right candidate

Skills Required
Computer literate 
Knowledge of Microsoft Office 
Good written and verbal communication skills 
Ability to prioritise workload

Personal Qualities
Flexible and adaptable 
Able to use own initiative when required 
Demonstrates a willingness to learn 
Ability to remain calm under pressure

Qualifications Required
A* – D GCSE Grades, or equivalent, in English and Maths as a minimum

Training Provided
On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard – consisting of the NVQ Business Administration, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.

Additional Detail

As of 1st April 2019, the NMW for Apprentices is £3.90 per hour. This applies to 16 - 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training.

Important Information
The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.

KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.

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