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Adult Care Business Support Apprentice

Salary: £180.00 Per Week

Ref: 7554
Full Time
Location: Rochdale
Hours: 37

Rochdale Training

Rochdale Council are looking to recruit an Adult Care Business Admin Apprentice.


To work in various Rochdale Council Adult Care services in a range of functions.

To complete an agreed Apprenticeship qualification.

To gain work skills and experience to help the participant increase their confidence and experience and enable them to apply for various types of social care employment on completion of the apprenticeship.

To contribute to providing the best service possible to the people of the Borough of Rochdale in accordance with council policies and procedures.

Control of Resources

To be self motivated and able to manage own workload and training responsibilities.

To work in accordance with the financial regulations and procedures of the Authority.

To be responsible for the safe use and maintenance of equipment/furniture/materials as used by self.

Responsible for the health, safety and welfare of self and others in accordance with Council Policies and procedures.

Equal Opportunities
To work in accordance with the Authority’s Policy relating to the promotion of Equal Opportunities.

Training and Development
To take responsibility for identifying training and development needs in conjunction with placement managers and training providers. To take responsibility for attending training sessions and producing the required assignments.

Relationships (Internal and External)

Managers and officers within any service or business partnership of the Council, elected members and trade union officials

Partner agency colleagues, community and voluntary organisation staff, members of the public, training providers and suppliers of goods and services.

The postholder must –
1.Perform his/her duties in accordance with Rochdale BC’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
2.Ensure that Rochdale BC’s commitment to public service orientation and care of our customers is provided.

Values & Behaviours
Approach the job at all times using the values set out in the Rochdale Way:
•Valuing our People
•Focusing on customers
•Acting with integrity
•Using time and money wisely
•Working Together
•Always learning and improving
Be aware of and apply the Rochdale Way behaviours at all times.

Principal Duties
1 To learn to be responsible for providing efficient and effective business and customer service support to respond to service specific needs including:
•Using IT packages for word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
•Servicing meetings
•Organising and servicing events
•Dealing with customer requirements in a courteous and professional manner, taking advice from the supervisor when appropriate.
•Postal duties
•Photocopying and collating documents
•Taking telephone messages
•Making telephone calls under direction
•Inputting data onto computer systems
•To learn how to produce accurate minutes
•Assisting with financial processing
•Administering correspondence
•Identifying and rectifying data quality issues
•Producing and analysing data for decision making.

Secondary Duties
1.To attend training and work to achieve the agreed qualifications.
2.To be familiar with a range of IT systems.
3.To ensure the effective use of office equipment and machinery and to make use of such facilities.
4.To assist when required in activities to promote and publicise apprenticeships within the Council.
5.To participate in council programmes of in-service training as a trainee.
6.To adhere to RBCs Confidentiality Policy
7.To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined by the Head of Service (or nominated representative) in consultation with the apprentice and if she/he wishes with her/his trade union representative.

Desired skills
Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Adaptable and flexible in approach.
Committed to acquiring new skills relevant to the post and attendance on relevant training courses.
Have an interest in and commitment to a career within social care.

Personal qualities
Self motivated
Able to manage own workload and training responsibilities

Excellent time keeping
Ability to communicate at all levels

Qualifications required
Have or expect to achieve 5 GCSEs grade A-C including English and Maths or equivalent

Evidence of a good standard of literacy and numeracy

Applicants must live within the boundaries of Rochdale Borough.

This apprenticeship vacancy is for candidates aged 16-24 years as per the criteria for government funding.

Contact: Nathan Finn
Rochdale Training
Fishwick Street
OL16 5NA
01706 631417

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