Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Community Foundation

Communications Assistant Apprentice / Business Administrator - Advanced (Level 3)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Community Foundation (Employer)

Stephenson College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £16,777.28
36.5 hours per week Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm
18 months (duration)
5 July 2021(start date)
Business Administrator (apprenticeship standard)
2 July 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We have a fantastic opportunity for a new communications/business administrator to join our team. You will be part of a small, busy, friendly team and you will support donor fund management, developing donor satisfaction and our overall profile. Feel this could be the role for you? Apply today!


Duties will include:

  • Support the Community Foundation’s day-to-day operation, especially in relation to donor fund management and our profile
  • Deal with relevant general enquiries by email and phone
  • Work with our bespoke database daily: checking/importing grant applications, plus tracking and overseeing end-of-grant reports
  • Support donor requirements, ensuring records are kept up-to-date
  • Look after our website and social media presence, creating short stories and news items
  • Basic research including local data and relevant information in preparation for meetings and presentations; some note taking
  • Help co-ordinate/support events
  • Work constructively with all members of the team to achieve the Community Foundation’s vision: attend occasional national UKCF meetings in person or remotely where relevant
  • Undertake any other reasonable tasks as directed by the CEO

Future Prospects

  • To secure a permanent position within the business

Reality Check

  • Ideally have Business Administration NVQ level 2 or 3, or BTEC Certificate or Diploma in Business, though not essential
  • This is an application to study an apprenticeship with the SMB Group (Stephenson Brooksby Melton College). Before being considered for a formal interview with the employer, you will be required to apply and be accessed and have an initial interview by the college
  • As an apprentice you can apply for an NUS Apprentice extra card which can be used at hundreds of high street and online brands. https://www.apprenticeextra.co.uk/

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week)

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Skills Required

  • Excellent computer skills with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office in particularly Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to prioritise workload with good time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills - both oral and written

Qualities Required

  • Administrative and organisational skill with strong attention to details
  • Ability or ability or learn quickly to work to a high degree Microsoft Office applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher etc
  • Confidence and interest in data management, to maximise our bespoke database
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility and a positive approach to a variety of tasks
  • A willing, customer-oriented approach; ability to work effectively with people from a very wide range of cultural and social backgrounds

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE English and maths Grade 6/B or above (or equivalent) If you do not already meet these criteria, we will ask you to sit initial assessments to indicate which level you are currently working at
  • A Level s or working towards

Training Provided

Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • In house training by Business training Officers
  • Functional skills if necessary
  • On-the-job training
  • Off-the-job training
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