Fostering Placements & Business Support Apprentice

Location
Whitstable, Kent
Salary
TBC
Posted
07 Aug 2019
Closes
07 Sep 2019
Ref
KT&A2460
Specialism
Administration
Sector
Unspecified
Start Date
Immediate
Duration
Undisclosed

Kasper Fostering is an independent fostering agency. Since 1997, we’ve worked tirelessly to provide safe, stable and loving home environments to vulnerable children and young people in London and the South East. At the heart of our practice are the amazing foster families and carers who make this happen.

DESCRIPTION OF VACANCY
Kasper Fostering is an independent fostering agency with a long history of success at changing the lives of children and young people.

Our Head Office in Whitstable is a busy but warm and welcoming working environment, and we are now looking for an apprentice to come in and provide us with some administrative support.

As the Fostering Placements & Business Support apprentice, you will play a key role in supporting the smooth running of the service.  This will include processing referrals and keeping databases well-maintained and accurate, as well as helping to coordinate events for our service users.

There will be a number of wide-ranging training and development opportunities available to you and a real scope for the role to evolve with experience.

This is a busy and varied role with scope for it to evolve with experience.  Tasks will include – but are not limited to – the following:

– Dealing with general enquiries via telephone and e-mail

– Greeting visitors

-Processing the administrative elements of incoming referrals / placements

– Various data entry tasks

– Ensuring all databases are kept up to date and that information is accurate

– Maintaining confidentiality and managing data securely

– Placing and receiving orders for catering supplies for meetings and events

– Providing administrative support in the set-up of fun and engaging events for service users

HOURS
37 working hours per week:

Monday – Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 4.30pm

Includes a half hour (unpaid) lunchbreak each day.

WAGE
TBC

SKILLS REQUIRED
The successful applicant should be confident in communicating with people of all ages, and be well presented.

We are also looking for a candidate with good ICT skills.

PERSONAL QUALITIES
We are looking for a trustworthy candidate with a  warm and welcoming approach, and real ‘can-do’ attitude.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Maths – GCSE Grade C / 4 minimum
English – GCSE Grade C / 4 minimum

Due to the nature of the role, we can only accept applications from those aged 18+.

Offer of the apprenticeship will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

TRAINING PROVIDED
On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, 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.

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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