Faversham, Kent
£4.30 per hour
12 Jul 2021
29 Jul 2021
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Employer Description 

Faversham Town Council is the first tier of local government with 14 elected Members. We are active in supporting those who live, work and visit the town.

Travel Information 

Located in the town centre, a 10 minute walk from Faversham Station

No free car parking available

Description of Vacancy 

We are seeking an Apprentice to join our small team, where flexibility is a must.  You will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of business administration, covering a wide spectra of subjects such as climate, biodiversity, youth, active travel, as well as being involved in community and civic events.

An opportunity to work in a busy community focussed environment.

To act as receptionist to meet and greet visitors.

To provide support and assistance by engaging with and responding to customer and colleague enquiries, by telephone and face-to-face.

To provide a range of administrative duties including photocopying, filing, message taking, sorting and distributing post.

To respond to routine correspondence and enquiries from members of the public, contractors and staff.

To monitor and order stationery supplies, allocate security fobs and keys and monitor the internal CCTV.

To facilitate meetings including room preparation and refreshments.

To undertake any other administration job related tasks as required.

The post holder will learn and gain an academic qualification and will also obtain valuable experience within local government.


£4.30 per hour

Reviewed at 3 months

35 hour week


Monday to Friday

8.30am to 4.30pm

1 hour for lunch (unpaid)

20% paid time during working hours is given to complete training, referred to as “Off the Job Training”

Skills Required

Good communication skills

Ability to follow guidelines, policies and procedures.

Working knowledge of a wide range of Microsoft Office packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

An interest in Faversham and its wider community

Personal Qualities

Friendly and outgoing

Willingness to learn


Reliable and Punctual

Well presented

Qualifications Required

GCSE Grade 4 to 9 (or Grade C or higher) in English and Maths or equivalent qualifications in these subjects.

Training Provided On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard – Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. This includes small and large businesses alike; from the public sector, private sector and charitable sector. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. Business administrators develop key skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards management responsibilities.

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

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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