Orange Grove Fostercare Ltd

Administrator Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Orange Grove Fostercare Ltd (Employer)

Milton Keynes College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £12,000.00
39.0 hours per week Monday - Friday: Shift patterns to be discussed at interview.
18 months (duration)
11 July 2022(start date)
Business administrator (apprenticeship standard)
30 June 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Orange Grove Fostercare is looking for an enthusiastic administrator apprentice to join their busy Milton Keynes based team.


What will the apprentice be doing?

Orange Grove was founded in 1996 by two social workers who understood that strong relationships held the key to successful fostering. As with all families, relationships matter. They provide a stable platform for growth, which is why we commit time, effort and resources into nurturing them constantly.

We do this for the children in our care by getting to know them and providing a safe and positive family environment. We do it for our foster parents by treating them individually and tailoring our support to their needs. And we take care to build strong and positive relationships with local authorities and our other partners, so we can all work effectively together.

This has been at the heart of our philosophy ever since we were first set up over 20 years ago.

The role will be to provide a comprehensive day to day administrative service for the office team to include:

  • Supporting the social work team with data collection, recording, filing and auditing
  • To build up and maintain a supportive relationship with foster parent, as the post holder will be one of the first points of contact within the office
  • Liaising with Local Authority social workers
  • To support in the organisation of monthly meetings for foster parents
  • To carry out statutory checks and take up references on prospective foster parents
  • Maintaining files & databases
  • To attend regular team meetings and national meetings
  • To represent and promote the Orange Grove at every opportunity
  • To make constructive use of supervision and work closely with team members to enhance personal and team developments

You will receive comprehensive training in all aspects of the job role.

Additional staff benefits include:

  • 30 Days’ Annual Leave (rising to 35 days with length of service) + Bank Holidays
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Free Parking

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

  • Full Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard qualification
  • Training at Milton Keynes College
  • On-the-job training
  • Functional skills if required 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A permanent role may be offered upon successful completion of the apprenticeship qualification.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4-9) Essential
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