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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/01/2020.

Administrative Apprentice

Job Reference: 457-19-086-CR

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Integrated Mental Healthcare - DIMPH
£0 pa

About us

We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.

Business & Administration Apprentice (12 Months Fixed Term Contract)

Salary: £138.75 per week – Current Apprentice Training Rate of Pay
£146.25 per week - With effect from April 2019

Location: Fulwood House, Wardsend Road

Hours: 37.5 per week

Post Ref: 457-19-086-CR

We have a vacancy starting in March 2020 for a Business and Administration Apprentice. The successful candidate will work as an administrative assistant within a Trust wide programme called Insight 2. This is a transformation programme to support staff and patients with clinical IT efficiency. The role is working within a team environment as part of the Programme Management Office and duties will include all general administration tasks including notes and minutes, diary management, electronic filing, email and a wide range of opportunities to become more deeply involved in areas of the programme that are of interest and/or require additional support.
We are looking for people of all ages with a positive attitude, who are able (or keen to learn how) to communicate effectively and sensitively with others and who understand the need for confidentiality. Who have basic computer skills and can follow instructions. You will be employed on a 12-month fixed term contract of 37.5 hours per week which includes day release to college for formal study towards qualifications. You will be entitled to 27 days annual leave plus 8 statutory holidays. You will achieve the intermediate (Level 2) apprenticeship framework in Business and Administration including a Business & Administration NVQ and Functional Skills in English, Math’s and ICT.

It is essential you have a minimum of 4 GCSEs Grades 4-9 or the equivalent, to include Math’s & English (adult literacy & numeracy also accepted). You will be required to provide original copies of your qualification certificates at interview.

Please provide information in support of your application relating to your skills, experience and knowledge. You should relate these to the essential and desirable requirements of the post therefore you should look at the person specification and tell us how you think you meet the criteria providing examples as necessary. The information you provide can include details of education, work experience, courses, voluntary work, hobbies or activities in your personal life.
If successful you will be expected to attend a pre-employment meeting.

For further information, please contact Stephanie Allen Vocational Education Lead on
(0114) 226 3111

Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a Level 2 'Disability Confident' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet ALL of the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

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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