Care Leaver Administrator Apprentice

  • Company: Engagement and Development Team at Bedford Borough Council
  • Location: Bedford, MK42 9AP
  • Type: Apprenticeship
  • Salary: Between £9,254.44 and £18,278.00 per year
  • Sector: Admin/ Office / HR
  • Ref: VAC-12558
  • Application Deadline Date: 10/07/2022
  • Start Date: 22/08/2022
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Working Week: Monday to Friday 9:00am- 5:00pm (flexible working hours) some evening sessions and occasional weekends are required

Brief Description

Do you want to work with children and young people that have just left the care system? Are you a caring, patient and empathetic person? Do you want variety in a job where you will complete administration tasks and take part in fun activities? Apply now!

Qualifications Required

To be considered for this role you will ideally need to have GCSE grades 9-3 (A*- D) in English and maths or the ability to work towards Level 2 Functional Skills during the programme.

If you don't meet the entry requirements for this vacancy but are still interested in an apprenticeship, please contact our dedicated Apprenticeship Recruitment Team who can discuss this with you further - apprenticeships@bedford.ac.uk or 01234 291375.

Personal Qualities

-Can build positive relationships
-Must be well organised and able to meet deadlines
-Be passionate about supporting children and young people to get involved in the activities planned
-Have an understanding of confidentiality when working with children and young people.

Skills Required

-Good communication skills
-Team building skills
-IT skills and experience of using Microsoft packages
-Patient
-Empathetic and caring

Future Prospects

Potential full time role working within Bedford Borough Council.

Vacancy Detail

The Engagement and Development team at Bedford Borough Council are the link between children and young people in Care or Leaving Care. When a child or young person comes in to care, Bedford Borough Council becomes their ‘Corporate Parent’. They ensure that all children and young people in their care get the best support possible and are helped to be happy, safe and healthy.
Part of your role will include: delivering training to staff and representing Children in Care and Care Leavers in meetings with managers and decision makers, support and deliver sessions and activities for children and young people. The role will also include administration typing reports and minutes, inviting and organising children and young people to attend and other general admin support.
Staff benefits include completing activities with the children and young people such as football, paddle boarding, horse riding, cooking sessions, raft building, escape rooms, laser tag and team building days and meals out.

Other Information

Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage.

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