Business Administration Apprentice (Democratic and Legal Support Team)
Apprenticeship rate in Year 1 / Minimum wage in Year 2 - plus GBP3,000 per year
The Peak District National Park Authority protects, enhances and shares the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Peak District. We also support the economic and social wellbeing of the communities in which we work.
As the UK's first National Park, the Peak District has a rich history and has been shaped by the interaction of people and nature over thousands of years. The Park is enjoyed by millions each year looking for adventure, knowledge and a fantastic day out.
We're currently looking for a Business Administration Apprentice to join our Democratic and Legal Support Team in Bakewell.
- 25 days' annual leave plus Bank Holidays
- Local government pension scheme
- Flexitime with the possibility of some home working
- On-site parking
- Work from offices based in the heart of the National Park
- Benefit from stunning surroundings and views on a daily basis
This is a great opportunity to find out more about the role of a National Park Authority and how it works while helping you to develop the skills and experience needed to obtain a Level 3 qualification in Business Administration.
As a Business Administration Apprentice, you will provide administrative support in the following areas:
Corporate and Legal Support - Supporting all aspects of the work of the Authority's Legal Team including planning appeals, debt collection, refreshment licensing, and maintaining deeds records. Providing administrative support as required for the Chief Executive, Head of Law & Monitoring Officer and Democratic Services Manager. Arranging site visits and tours and other events as required, including transport and refreshments. Working with the customer and business support team provision of customer service dealing with telephone, electronic and face to face enquiries, sharing best practice, and participating in joint working by providing additional support as required.
Democratic Processes and Events - Supporting the operation of the Authority's decision-making processes by preparing and publishing work programmes, agendas, reports and minutes for Authority, Committees, Sub Committees, working groups and other meetings. Assisting with setting up and clearing up for meetings including refreshments, putting up notices, distributing papers, setting up for presentations and using the audio or video equipment. Supporting the operation of the Public Participation Scheme, dealing with enquiries and giving advice to the public on the Scheme, preparing the list of speakers and notifying them of the timetable for the meeting.
Member services - Assisting in providing administrative support to Members of the Authority including arrangements for attendance of Members at training courses, seminars and conferences and processing allowance claims. Maintaining records such as addresses, contact details and other records relating to Members.
To join us as a Business Administration Apprentice, you will need:
- Good communication skills, both verbal and written
- To be computer literate with proficiency in MS Office
- Attention to detail with the ability to record information accurately
- Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work to deadlines
- A commitment to good customer care and ability to work as part of a Team
- The ability to handle sensitive and confidential information and demonstrate impartiality
This is a full-time apprenticeship working 9am to 5pm with flexitime. There is no guaranteed employment on completion of your apprenticeship, however, we will support you to find a job internally or externally.
The closing date for this role is 19th September 2021.
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The Peak District National Park Authority is an equal opportunities employer, values diversity and is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environment is, the better our work will be.
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