This role is a fixed term contract for 18 months working 40 weeks per year during school term time plus 6 weeks holiday to be taken during school closure periods.
At Kedleston Group, our vision is simple, every provision we operate will be recognised as ‘outstanding’ in every way.
We will never be the biggest, but we will lead, and others will follow.
About the role:
As Business Administration Apprentice at Arc Oakbridge School, you will be an integral part of our team who put the children and young people at the heart of everything we do. You will provide administrative support within the school whilst being the initial point of contact for parents, visitors and other stakeholders. You will be an ambassador for the school and embody our values, vision and ethos in all interactions.
Apprenticeships are a great way to start or change your career. For this role we are looking for someone with a keen interest in developing their administration skills and who has a knack of being able to engage with all kinds of people through both verbal and written communications. You will also have excellent attention to detail and confidence in using technology (emails, laptops, computers, phones). You will work well as part of a team, but also be able to effectively organise your own workload. Word processing skills will be essential in this role along with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
N.B. For the purposes of enrolment on to the apprenticeship training course, we cannot accept applications from candidates with a qualification equal to or above in a related subject, or with more than 12-24 months of work experience in an administration role.
Why work for us?
- a competitive salary and generous annual leave entitlement
- a comprehensive induction programme so you can hit the ground running
- continued professional development and training
- contributions to your pension
- a friendly, passionate team committed to getting the best outcomes for our young people
- £500 refer-a-friend bonus
- OFSTED bonuses
- life assurance
- cycle to work scheme and laptop loans
- discounts on cinema trips, electronics, fashion, home and garden, travel, groceries, gifts, utilities, health and fitness
- birthday treats
- long service and employee of the month awards
- employee assistance and counselling service, wellbeing support and advice
- optional flu jab
Arc Oakbridge School, part of Kedleston Group, is an independent specialist day school in central Birmingham for children and young people with autism aged between the ages of 7 and 16. Our school offers a calm, low arousal, safe, positive and nurturing place where young people with a primary need of autism (ASC), including Asperger’s Syndrome and associated complex needs can learn and grow. Cutting edge technology, including virtual reality, is used effectively as part of both the transition to the school and in teaching and support on an everyday basis.
We look for people to join our staff team who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people.
The successful candidate is required to provide references and will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We will ask you to complete a criminal self-declaration form, and we will conduct online searches for information that is publicly available. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES:
We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you! Any unsolicited CV’s will be sent at the recruitment agency’s own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’ and we have no liability to you for any fee or otherwise. We reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your terms and conditions for this vacancy. By submitting an unsolicited CV to us, or to any member of our staff, you accept these terms as the default position. If we require your assistance with any vacancy we will contact you.