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Business Administration Apprentice

Job Reference: J315-VC018

Countess Mountbatten Hospice
National Apprenticeship Wage


For over four decades Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity have provided outstanding palliative care to its community and its services have made a huge impact on many families lives across Hampshire.

The journey towards end of life can be a complex one. Medical advances and changes in family lives mean that the care we provide to our patients and their families constantly evolves to meet the needs and expectations of our Community. For us to extend our services further to reach more people we need to recruit additional staff to support our outstanding services, here at the Hospice.

Business Administration Apprentice

37.5 hours per week – to be worked in accordance with the needs of the service.

Salary: National Apprenticeship Wage

About the role

The successful candidate will have a professional approach when dealing with service users and their colleagues. A willingness to learn, have an innovative approach to their work with a responsible outlook. You will be a very valuable member of the Administration Team and assist in the provision of a high standard administrative service. A flexible approach to working routines, the ability to do a variety of tasks at one time, and to work within a team and alone is essential.

This is a very busy role, working with complex systems and with a large and varied workload. We are therefore looking for someone enthusiastic and excited to take on a new challenge.

Achieve a relevant NVQ 2 or 3 equivalent apprenticeship recognised qualification. In addition, training will be provided in;

  • Front of house reception duties
  • In house IT systems
  • Project work
  • Arranging meetings and minute taking


About you

The post holder will be required to work flexibly Monday – Friday 8:30am to 4.30pm working on a basis of 7.5 hours per day.

You will be required to attend and maintain regular training courses and to follow the policies and procedures set down by Countess Mountbatten Hospice.

Countess Mountbatten Hospice rated ‘Good’ by the CQC.

Due to several administrative roles being advertised currently we are holding an open day at Countess Mountbatten Hospice where we would welcome you to come along for an informal chat about the roles available and a tour. Please note this is not a compulsory part of the recruitment and selection process. For those able to attend the open day the details are as follows;

Friday 14 June 2019 from 11.00-15.00

CountessMountbattenHospice, Botley Road, West End, Southampton, SO30 3JB

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact Sonya Crouch, Administration Team Leader, on 02380 475537.

Countess Mountbatten offers a generous benefits package to include:

  • Pension Scheme (inlcuding exsisiting members continuation of NHS Pension Scheme)
  • Generous Holiday and Occupational Sickness Benefits
  • Off Site Free Parking
  • Training and Development Package

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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  • CQC Good