Are you ready for a new challenge?
It's a great time to join us; with a new Community Vision for Surrey and Organisational Strategy, we've made huge strides over the past year, stabilising our finances and developing a transformation programme that will fundamentally change the way we work, for the benefit of Surrey residents.
Led by Rachel Wigley (Director of Finance Insight) and Anna D'Alessandro (Director of Corporate Finance), we have an ambitious Finance Improvement Programme to ensure we have the right financial capability, systems and processes for the future. Key to this is the Finance Academy, a range of learning and development tools equipping finance staff and managers across the organisation with the skills to realise our goal of excellent financial management.
We're looking for fresh ideas and inspiration to help us in our transformation, building on solid foundations in our drive to be the best. If you're up for the challenge, we want to hear from you!
About the role
We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and self-motivated apprentice to join our Finance team. You don't have to be a school leaver or a young person to start an apprenticeship. They are a fantastic way to start your career, get paid to do a real job, gain experience and work towards a nationally recognised Business Administration qualification.
Working primarily in the Finance Service Improvement team, you will be involved in a range of projects and service improvement activities including the development and coordination of the Finance Academy (training and development platform). You will assist with planning and organising training, workshops and events, take an active role in the development of the Finance Academy platform and other ad hoc work that contributes to the finance improvement journey.
This is a varied role and you will have the chance to make it your own, whilst we will provide you with all the knowledge and training you require to be successful. The work you do will reinforce your learning, providing evidence- based experiences to support your qualification.
To be shortlisted for interview for this position, your CV and personal statement should clearly evidence:
- Commitment and willingness to learn
- An enthusiasm and commitment to continuous improvement
- Confidence in the use of IT
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to organise and prioritise your time and workload.
- Two GCSEs grade A to C or equivalent, preferably including Maths and English (you can still apply if you don't have GCSEs but you would need to complete functional skills lessons during your apprenticeship).
For more information about the role, please find the job profile attached at the bottom of this page.
About the Apprenticeship
Business Administration Advanced Level 3 – equivalent to 2 A Levels.
Our apprenticeship scheme provides a perfect way to earn a wage while you gain vital work experience and a nationally recognised qualification. You will be fully supported and mentored through your apprenticeship and be given protected time to complete your course work. This may include attending college or accessing online training either in a workplace setting or from home.
Assessment for the course includes a multiple choice knowledge test, a 30-45 minute portfolio based interview and a 10-15 minute project presentation.
For more information about the Apprenticeship Standard for this role please visit https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/business-administrator/. Here you will find a link to the Business Administrator Assessment Plan which gives more information about the content of the course.
For an informal discussion contact Cath Edwards by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 16th February 2020.
Interviews will take place during the week commencing 24 February.
Please note that Surrey County Council's headquarters, where this role is based, will be relocating to Woking in 2020 to support our Community Vision 2030.
You will benefit from a local government salary related pension, and a variety of other benefits. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under-represented groups
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