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Business Support Apprentice

Salary: £136.00

Ref: 7705
Full Time
Location: Shaw
Hours: 36.75


Rochdale Training

Founded in 1926, Crompton House Church of England School opened its doors to the first 25 pupils on 1st October 1926. The school looks after 11-18 year olds with 1370 pupils including a Sixth Form.

The business support team are now looking for an innovative Apprentice to join the team. The role will include responding to all enquiries, while supporting administration needs of student administration, finance and reception teams. Distribute uniforms to pupils. Welcome visitors. Sort and distribute mail. Routine clerical support.

Duties to include:

  • To undertake word processing and other ICT related tasks including letters, reports and schedules, and work which utilises other ICT packages, such as databases, spreadsheets, formatting presentations or research on the internet
  • To undertake basic stock taking, cataloguing and maintenance of resources and equipment, including controlled stationery and issue resources as required
  • To take notes/minutes of meetings, collating and distributing associated information as required
  • To assist in the maintenance and collation of registers and pupil reports, including PLASC data and other information that is routinely required by the school, Oldham Council, the Department for Education and other government agencies
  • To administer pupil admission and assessment data and using the MIS and produce reports as required
  • Collation of registers and the completion of various returns as required by Oldham Council, the Department for Education and associated agencies
  • To assist in the arrangement and servicing of meetings or other school events, e.g. meetings with parents/carers or school trips.  Examples of tasks include collation and distribution of paperwork, booking rooms or provision of refreshments

 Finance:

  • To undertake basic financial procedures. Examples of tasks are; petty cash, school trips, photographs, postage, telephone calls, school meals, and the accurate recording and balancing of such funds in liaison with the school Finance Team
  • To operate uniform/snack or other school ‘shops’ within school, as required
  • To distribute school uniform to pupils in line with the Uniform Code in cases of non-compliance, and record accordingly, as required

Reception & Customer Service:

  • To undertake reception duties, answering routine telephone and face-to-face enquiries, taking messages and forwarding them onto the relevant person as required
  • Welcome visitors to the school, ensuring health and safety and safeguarding procedures are followed, such as signing in/out of a register, issuing badges/passes or escorting visitors as required
  • Assist and respond to routine enquires from staff, pupils and parents/carers, and where appropriate refer any issues to the relevant member of staff in line with school policy and procedures
  • Make arrangements for external visitors, for example, the school nurse, photographers, linked schools and parents/carers

General Clerical:

  • To provide routine clerical support e.g. photocopying, filing, faxing, emailing, completing routine forms and display
  • Sorting and distributing of internal and external mail
  • To maintain manual and computerised filing systems, including pupil related documents/records, including class lists and ensure data can be efficiently retrieved when required
  • To maintain stationery and consumables stock, as required
  • To maintain up to date displays/notices, relevant to the work of the post holder, within the school, as required.  This will not include any classroom displays

Desired skills

  • Knowledge of MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Ability to problem-solve
  • Able to work unsupervised in a challenging environment
  • Good time management skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Personal qualities

  • Honest
  • Reliable
  • Punctual

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE  maths and English (Grades A-C) or equivalents
  • Experience is desirable, but not essential. A good work ethic with confident personality is essential.
  • Level 2 NVQ Business Administration or equivalent

Things to consider

DBS check required

Working week

***Term time only (39 Weeks)*** Monday – Friday (09:00-17:00) 36.3/4 Hours

Total hours per week: 36.75

More Information


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

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