Earn while you learn as a business admin apprentice!
Would you like a chance to have an impact on the environmental needs of Brighton and Hove City, helping to tackle environmental crimes that have a detrimental affect on residents and visitors. You will be working in the Environmental Enforcement Team under Environment City Management. The team helps to educate members of the public and visitors, whilst preventing and enforcing environmental crimes.
Brighton & Hove City Council is one of the City’s largest employers with all the opportunities that may bring and the Environmental Enforcement Team have an exciting opportunity for a Business Administrator Level 3 Apprentice
The Standard at level 3 is run by Chichester College, who is responsible for supporting you with your learning and carrying out assessments. Your role will be linked to the knowledge, skills, and behaviours in the apprenticeship standard and once you are competent in all these areas you will take an End Point Assessment before successfully completing. You will receive support from a nominated mentor, throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.
For an informal discussion, please contact Max Smith, Environmental Enforcement Operations Manager on 01273 294377
About the role
Apprentices will gain knowledge how to manage diaries, preparing letters and emails to stakeholders, checking invoices, develop knowledge of data sets and systems, analyse and prepare reports, how to develop projects, liaising with colleagues affectively, understanding environmental legislation, how environmental crimes impact on the area, responding to complaints and understanding the complaints procedures. whilst gaining invaluable experience in the workplace in applying and putting this learning in practice. You will build and develop relationships with colleagues, customers and other stakeholders, work in a team to meet the requirements of the service. You will also complete a team specific project as part of the project management module on the apprenticeship.
Flexible working is supported where possible, local government salary-related pension offered, a childcare voucher scheme as well the benefits of gaining staff discounts around the City and through many of the UK’s largest retailers and accessing other services. As an Apprentice you are also eligible to gain an apprentice NUS card and can take advantage of the Catch the bus4work scheme and bus travel discounts with Brighton & Hove buses. See https://www.buses.co.uk/students
Please see the Essential Criteria Listed in the Person Specification Section of the Job Description for the particular requirements of this role.
All Level 3 apprenticeships and above - Apprentices without evidence (a certificate) of level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to completing training and you will also be required to take an English and Maths assessment prior to a formal offer being made.
Provisional Start Date : TBC
Please note, your application may be shared with the training provider and an informal interview will take place with them to confirm eligibility prior to an offer being confirmed
Please declare your qualifications in the application as this may affect eligibility.
The duration of the apprenticeship will be up to 24 months, depending on experience. This will be confirmed prior to starting.
NB. This may be amended should you have any applicable prior learning, and your contract will end on successful completion of the apprenticeship
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
In order to apply for an apprenticeship, you must have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least the previous three years on the first day of the apprenticeship (or this includes EEA for UK or EEA Nationals with pre-settled or Settled Status) or have some other residency eligibility status. Please see Annex A of the latest employer funding rules: Apprenticeship funding rules - GOV.UK for a full list of residency categories and locations.
If you are resident through a visa, leave to remain or other means please confirm type and that any expiry date covers the duration of the apprenticeship once it is due to start. Those on a student visa or non-UK/non EEA nationals who have been here in the last three years for other educational purposes may not be eligible. For further information regarding apprenticeship eligibility please see Annex A of the latest employer funding rules: Apprenticeship funding rules - GOV.UK.
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Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.