Horsham District Council are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to join a team at the heart of our Parking and Waste services. This is an ideal opportunity for a school leaver looking to start their career or someone who is looking to retrain or who has been out of the workplace for a period of time.
You will be working within the busy Resources Team who are responsible for Waste, Recycling, Litter & Cleansing and Environmental Crime. This apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to work with a team of professionals across several services. You will assist the team with a range of administrative duties, including responding to enquires from a range of internal and external stakeholders via telephone and email.
We are looking for someone who is positive, enthusiastic and enjoys working with others. You will learn and develop the skills you need to communicate with customers and the public in a polite and professional manner providing a high level of customer service. You will also be building your confidence and ability to work in a fast-paced environment, using your initiative, adapting to challenges, and changing priorities. At the end of the apprenticeship, you will have the skills and experience you need to become an excellent departmental administrator.
You will be fully supported to achieve a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship through a mix of classroom workshops and remote learning, with 20% of your working week dedicated to off-the-job learning. We will provide the necessary resources and on-the-job mentoring to equip you with the skills, experience and knowledge required to fulfil this role. To find out more about the apprenticeship standards you will be working towards, go to:- https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/business-administrator-v1-0
For an informal discussion about this role please call Sarah Hunter, Resources Manager on 07384-242849.
Horsham District Council encourages and supports their employees to have a healthy work life balance by supporting their professional development as well as offering 27 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata), a generous benefits package and an online platform offering discounts from online retailers. Staff are eligible to join a contributory pension scheme where the Council contributes 20% of pensionable salary. The Council also provides reimbursement for professional subscriptions and access to a car lease scheme.
If you would like to apply for the role, we highly recommend you show clearly within the ‘Experience Section’ of the application form how you meet the essential criteria detailed within the Role Profile when applying. If you do not make this clear, it is unlikely you will be shortlisted for interview.