St Teresa’s RC Primary School, Apprentice School Business Administrator

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Weekly wage: 
£300.00


Working week: 
Monday to Friday 9am -5pm with one hour for lunch (35 hours)


Apprenticeship duration: 
20 months 


Apprenticeship level: 
Advanced Level Apprenticeship


Location:
Morden, SM4 6RL

 

Employer description 
St. Teresa’s school is a vibrant and diverse learning community. It is rich in history having been at the heart of the Parish alongside the church for over 75 years.  The bond between the church and the school is unique within the Deanery. Children grow in their faith as a result of ‘joined up thinking’ between the Pastoral care team in school and the support of the Parish Pastoral team.

 

Children are at the heart of all that we do and we invest a lot of time ensuring that we meet the needs of entire families, making pastoral care and safety our priority.  We feel strongly that all the adults who work with children in school have a shared responsibility to nurture children’s talents and support them in areas of difficulty.

 

Full description
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice School Business Administrator to assist the Business Manager with all aspects of the development and effective operation Finance, Human Resources as well as Health & Safety functions within the school.

St Teresa’s are a friendly school with many opportunities for social events throughout the year.

This is an ideal position for a career oriented individual who sets no boundaries or limits to their progression in education. The role will be almost exclusively office based but with opportunities to impact in other areas of a primary school.

 

Duties to include:

  • Operating and monitoring all school accounts and budgets, ensuring the safe and proper accounting and handling of in payments and out payments and the reconciliation of transactions.
  • Human Resources – administration and Health & Safety Administration. 
  • Completing administrative routines relating to orders, invoices, cheques, income, payroll and oversight of the receipt and distribution of goods and services.
  • Undertaking general office, reception and administrative duties, as directed.

 

Internal Training
The candidate has the opportunity to benefit from being mentored and coached by an experienced School Business Manager in order to continually develop his or her practice.

The candidate will be provided with basic training in the use of school desk and web based finance, HR and payroll programmes and will need to have the ability to rapidly develop their practice through enquiry and the use of existing IT support services

 

Working hours:
Monday to Friday 9am -5pm with one hour for lunch (35 hours)

Candidates may add in additional unpaid breaks by agreement with their line manager.

 

Future Prospects
The candidate will progress into a permanent administrative role on the successful completion of the Level 3.

 

Skills required:

  • Proficient in Microsoft packages inc Word and Excel
  • Experience in using web browsers effectively for the purpose of research.

 

Qualifications required

  • GCSEs A-C in Maths and English or equivalent (Key Skills or Functional Skills level 2)


Personal qualities
This position will most suit a candidate who has the drive, ambition and growth mind-set to occupy a school senior leadership position in 5-10 years’ time

  • Conscientious with good attention to detail
  • Passionate about delivering their part in securing outstanding pupil outcomes.
  • Candidates must have an open mind-set and be committed to continually improving their and the school’s practice.
  • Looking for a long term career

 

Additional information
This is an ideal position for a career oriented individual who sets no boundaries or limits to their progression in education. The role will be almost exclusively office based but with opportunities to impact in other areas of a primary school.

Candidates will be expected to pass a current Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check

 

Training Provided

Qualification:  Business Administration Apprenticeship
Level: 3
Duration: 20 months
Course Type: Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship Delivery: Work based qualification. A tutor will visit you every 4-6 weeks in your work place.

 

Units Covered:
The Apprenticeship programme is made up of different units.  Apprentices will be assessed on their knowledge, skills and behaviours throughout the apprenticeship and tracked online using an e-portfolio.

 

These are grouped into 3 themes which complement each other and are as follows:

  • Core Business & Administration
  • Managing Self & Personal Skills
  • Using Resources & Achieving Results.

 

Assessment:

  • After each theme is complete, a Mock End Point Assessment is carried out to ensure apprentices are prepared for the End Point Assessment at the end of the programme.
  • After a minimum of 372 days and successful delivery of the programme, the end point assessment will take place. The end-point assessment is a synoptic assessment of the skills, behaviours and knowledge that have been developed throughout the apprenticeship.
  • End-Point Assessments will involve an independent assessor carrying out final assessments with the apprentice, to ensure that the competences and learning within the ‘Apprenticeship Standard’ have been met. 
  • Apprentices can achieve a pass, merit or distinction dependent on how well they perform in their End-Point Assessment.

 

Functional Skills: 
Apprentices also work towards a Level 2 qualification in English and maths in the first half of the programme if they have no prior exemption (GCSE’sA – C or equivalents in English and Maths).

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