3C ICT is our shared IT service between Cambridge City Council, Huntingdonshire District Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council. The shared service was established in April 2016 to provide a more efficient way of delivering ICT services across the three partner councils and has now matured into a reliable and efficient operation.
Our team of 80+ staff provide a range of services from digital development and integration, to server management and maintenance as well as standard desktop and business application support. On a day-to-day basis, we manage and deliver all the IT systems and services needed by our partners and customers. We are a modern IT Operation utilising Office 365, Microsoft Azure, DevOps and other up to date applications.
Our vision is to help our Council partners standardise, automate, integrate and optimise their IT systems to help them gain the best possible business benefit from their investment whilst maintaining the strictest standards of security, privacy and flexibility. This approach also helps them realise the combined economies of scale of working in a local government partnership.
Ultimately our work improves outcomes for local residents and businesses giving our staff the opportunity to feel that they are contributing to the local area in a positive way and supporting those most at need through difficult times.
An exciting opportunity has now become available within 3C ICT. We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, flexible individual with excellent communication skills to become and Apprentice in the council's busy 3C ICT Information and Finance team.
The Information and Finance Support Apprentice will be trained to provide comprehensive, professional procurement and finance support to the 3CICT team.
You will be trained to:
· Respond to calls for procurement from our Partners
· Procure equipment and software. Learning how to update records and apply security procedures
· Monitor and update spreadsheets
· Deal sensitively and appropriately with all enquiries for information by telephone,
email and Teams
· Maintain IT asset management controls and procedures
· Have ability to work as part of a team and to work with minimum
supervision, organising and prioritising workload on own initiative
In addition, the postholder will gain experience of
· Team meetings.
· Writing emails.
· Supporting ICT Professionals with their procurement.
· Time management
· Local Government Processes
Full training and support will be given to the successful candidate. Flexible working opportunities are available.
To assist with learning from colleagues within the Support team and the wider 3CICT service it is required that the Apprentice should be present in the main office at Pathfinder House at least 2 days per week.
If you are looking for training and experience in a fast-paced office, please apply below.
This post is subject to a satisfactory DBC check.
We want to employ staff who embody our icare values (Inspiring, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Enterprising) all of which support our ultimate purpose of putting our customers first.
TO APPLY A full job description along with details of how to apply can be downloaded from our website at https://www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/jobs/current-vacancies/
Should you have any additional questions regarding submitting an application, please contact our Recruitment team email@example.com
Closing date for completed applications is Friday 2nd December at 09:00 and interviews are anticipated to be held wc 5th December.
Please note that the official closing date is as above and will be the correct date. Some third party websites may have different dates so please always refer to the HDC website for the official closing date to ensure you do not miss out on applying.
For many of our roles (and where it is possible) we are currently working remotely and anticipate in the future returning to a hybrid office model on a flexible basis. This will still include work from home and flexi-time opportunities in order to provide a good work life balance whilst still ensuring that teams benefit from in person interaction. Candidates should therefore be within commutable distance of our offices in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire or able to attend meetings as required if further afield.
As an employer who values diversity of thought, we seek to employ candidates from a range of backgrounds in order to make our organisation more innovative. We are seeking candidates who are looking for their next career opportunity and are a supportive employer, enabling our staff to work in an environment that produces high standards of work in an employee-led environment.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our recruitment and along with our values we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits, including flexitime, to encourage a work life balance.
Our benefits include:
- Hybrid working arrangements (role permitting). We know our people are what make HDC great and recognise how important a healthy work–life balance is. Our hybrid work model enables employees to work remotely whilst allowing for in-office collaboration opportunities across the district.
- A highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme Pension.
- An array of services, networks and training to support your health and wellbeing such as Mental Health First Aiders and access to our Employee Assistance Programme which includes financial guidance, wellbeing support and family counselling, amongst other services.
- Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 30 days with five years of service.
- Heavily discounted gym membership at our One Leisure Centres and Training Shed One Leisure.
- Tailored learning and development on an individual basis including access to Bookboon which has over 1500 resources dedicated to development.
- Career progression opportunities including apprenticeships of all levels.
- Enhanced family friendly policies.
- Cycle to work scheme.
- Occupational Health Programme.