Essex County Council

Administration Apprentice (ESCA) - Advanced (Level 3)

Essex County Council (Employer)

Essex County Council (Training Provider)

Annual wage £9,254.44
37.0 hours per week Monday – Friday (9-5) 37 hours per week
21 months (duration)
5 September 2022(start date)
Business administrator (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
9 August 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The Essex Social Care Academy (ESCA) Apprentice role will provide administrative support to the wider ESCA Team working closely with the ESCA Development Assistants across Children and Families and Adult Social Care. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about how the team supports continuing professional development across both workforces.

Responsibilities

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Role

The Essex Social Care Academy (ESCA) Apprentice role will provide administrative support to the wider ESCA Team working closely with the ESCA Development Assistants across Children and Families and Adult Social Care.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn about how the team supports continuing professional development across both workforces. 

The role will shadow team members to understand different activities and roles of the wider ESCA Team.  The role will include some contact with external bodies, partners and professionals working in the Social Care field.

Duties and responsibilities include:

·       Contribute to the delivery of the ESCA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme for both Children and Families and Adult Social Care to support the coordination of the ESCA CPD programme.

·       Support the organisation of events, to ensure professional delivery of lectures, workshops and conferences in support of the development of the Social Care workforce.

·       Contribute to project planning and monitoring to deliver information across the service detailing progress and highlighting any issues.

·       Contribute to budgetary management processes to support financial monitoring and controls.

·       Contribute to data tracking and monitoring processes to support the Quality Assurance activity undertaken in the team.

·       Provides general administration support, including ESCA library, file management, meeting room bookings, capturing actions from team meetings and site review meetings.

·       Monitors the team generic email account to identify and distribute urgent and routine correspondence.

·       Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.​

 

What our apprentices say…

“I really enjoyed my apprenticeship with ECC, I loved that the majority of the apprenticeship is on the job learning and minimal classroom work. The opportunities for career development have been much wider than I originally thought, and the apprenticeship is such a great way to start your career and get your foot in the door with your local council/ government”

“Through different stages of my course, I’ve had to ask for support and help from my colleagues. This has been so well received and everyone has been so supportive.”

“The Apprenticeship has been a really valuable way to learn real life skills whilst engaging in a real work environment”

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will achieve the Level 3 diploma for the Business Administrator standard.

Our blended approach means that our programmes are flexible and enable you to experience a range of learning and support opportunities in a variety of formats such as online or at a local ACL centre. 

You will have a dedicated Tutor who you will meet (online or face to face) once a month and will guide you through your apprenticeship and prepare you for your End Point Assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

ECC is a large and very diverse organisation which believes staff development is critical to our success. Our apprentices have access to a wide variety of career enhancing training and development in preparation for a more advanced role as well as further qualifications if desired. We offer excellent career prospects for the right candidate, depending on attitude and performance during the apprenticeship, and over 85% of our apprentices go on to secure permanent roles with us.

There are many opportunities or future progression and development within Essex County Council.

Reality Check

It is essential for any applicant to meet the minimum criteria of Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths and English (or equivalent), which is a Grade D/E or 2/3 to begin the Apprenticeship Standard. Skills & personal qualities desired: Ability to develop skills and knowledge within role. Evidence of previous experience of working with others in a team setting. Experience of working within an office environment is desirable. Experience of using MS office and other IT systems. Good communication, both verbal and written and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with others and build rapport. Happy to work as part of a team, providing valuable support. Interest in Youth Work or Social Care would be an advantage.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Develop skills within role

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade D/E or 2/3) Essential
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