We have 2 vacancies Please note that Surrey County Council's headquarters, where this role is currently based, will be relocating back into Surrey in 2020 to support our Community Vision 2030.
15 month fixed term contract.
About the role
Do you want to be part of a dynamic and energetic team at the heart of local government?
Do you want to work in an innovative and fun environment, with people who will mentor and support you through your apprenticeship?
Are you a pro-active person with an interest in politics?
If yes then we may have the perfect role for you!
We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic apprentices to join the Leadership Office. Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to start your career, get paid to do a real job, gain experience and work towards a nationally recognised Business Administration qualification.
Surrey County Council is undergoing a radical transformation programme across all directorates, led by our Corporate Leadership Team and elected Members. We are looking for two apprentices to join the newly formed Cabinet Support Team. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain work experience at the heart of local politics working with elected Cabinet Members whilst also working towards your apprenticeship qualification.
You will be part of the Leadership Office, which provides support to the Corporate Leadership Team and elected Cabinet Members. This is a fast paced environment where you can make a real difference to residents and communities in Surrey. You will be fully supported and mentored throughout your apprenticeship. This is a varied role and you will have the chance to make it your own, whilst we will provide you with all the knowledge and training you require to be successful. The work you do will reinforce your learning, providing evidence- based experiences to support your qualification.
You will be involved in diary and inbox management; organising events; general office management; meeting and greeting visitors; meeting support; and other ad hoc projects that interest you.
Whilst experience in Business Administration or Business Processes isn't essential to the position, we are looking for our new apprentices to have a can- do attitude and desire for continuous learning. To be shortlisted for interview for this position, your CV and personal statement should evidence:
- Great attitude and passion about making a difference
- Have two GCSEs grade A to C or equivalent, including Maths and English
- Can provide excellent customer service
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Basic knowledge of Microsoft packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Are organised and able to undertake general administrative tasks
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Oliver Harrison on 07866 899029 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Huma Younis on 020 8213 2725 or via email at email@example.com.
Closing date for applications will be 23:59 on 1st February 2020.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.