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DBS1078/21 Apprentice (Business Administration) - Norham High School

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
01/10/2021 12:00
£7,985 pa
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Norham High School, Alnwick Avenue, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE29 7BU
Number of posts:

Job details 

Closing date:
1 Oct

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Further information

An opportunity has arisen for a two year Apprenticeship in Business Administration.

You must be motivated, with a can-do attitude, and an interest in administration and finance. You will have good written and verbal communication skills, pay careful attention to detail and work well as part of a team. You will need to be numerate and demonstrate a working knowledge of computer based software packages.

This post is fixed term for up to 2 years, 52/52 weeks of the year, 37 hours per week.

Applicants would be expected to build up the necessary skills to support the team and work proactively to support the team and service delivery by:
• To study and achieve the Business Administrator Level 3 during the duration of the apprenticeship
• Develop the skills to use multiple IT packages and systems relevant to the organisation in order to write letters or emails.
• Learn how to produce accurate records and documents including emails, letters, reports & proposals and make recommendations for improvements and present solutions to management
• Understand the importance of decision making and learn how to make effective decisions based on sound reasoning and deal with challenges in a mature way
• Develop interpersonal skills to be able to build and maintain positive relationships within your own team and across the organisation.
• Learn how to influence and challenge appropriately and become a role model to peers and team members, developing coaching skills as you gain area knowledge
• Develop good communications skills, whether face-to-face, on the telephone, in writing or on a digital platform and use the most appropriate channels to communicate effectively
• Demonstrate the necessary level of expertise required to complete tasks and apply yourself to continuously improve your work.
• Learn how to take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks, managing priorities and time in order to successfully meet deadlines
• Develop skills to use relevant project management principles and tools to scope, plan, monitor and report.
• Ensure appropriate attention is given to your own health and safety, and the safety of your colleagues and visitors, following established procedures.
• Work within current Data Protection requirements, Information Sharing protocols and guidelines.
• To attend training as determined appropriate by the Council in relation to working practices and the Apprenticeship programme.
• Required Qualifications: Ability to achieve Level 2 or 3 Business Administration during the duration of the apprenticeship

Vision & Values:

At Norham High School we foster and expect to see all display our 3 core characteristics & values:

Pride ~ Determination ~ Strength

We foster and create these values through our curriculum and the range of teams we have at Norham High School, and as such our vision is that:

We are committed and determined to provide all pupils with the skills and knowledge that will enable and encourage learning to be an integral part of a lifelong process. As a team, we will ensure our pupils grow into ambitious young adults who are excited about the world around them. As a true comprehensive school serving the community of North Shields and beyond, we are committed to raising standards for all our pupils, promoting the highest possible achievements both academically and personally, regardless of background or ability.

As a team, we work together - pupils, staff, parents, carers and the wider community to provide a safe and happy learning environment, in doing so we educate all with the utmost care so that as one large family, we enable all pupils to realise their full potential, both academically and socially.

Norham High School is an improving, 11 – 16, mainstream secondary school serving part of the south east locality of North Shields with an Additionally Resourced Provision (ARP) for Language and Communication needs. The school has a new, dynamic leadership team who are making rapid and exciting changes across the school. Ofsted recognise that “new senior leaders have brought the school a renewed sense of purpose. Staff morale is strong and improving. This has been helped by leaders’ clarity and determination to succeed” (December, 2019). Norham recognises that its staff are its greatest asset and this is evident through our extensive CPD programme and through staff benefits and rewards.

Norham High School is fully pupil-centred and enables pupils to have a real voice in our current and future improvements through our pupil council and other pupil leadership opportunities. As a result, our pupils are polite, behaviour is calm and staff and pupil relationships are positive (Ofsted, December 2019).

If you would like further information, please contact Clare Hendry (Student Support Manager), on 0191 814 3890 ext 205 or e-mail norham.highschool@ntlp.org.uk.

Norham High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other checks deemed appropriate

For further information and to download an application form please visit our web-site (vacancies section) at www.norhamhigh.com. The closing date for completed applications is 1st October 2021 at 12pm. Please send your completed application to: Mrs. C Hendry, Norham High School, Alnwick Avenue, North Shields, NE29 7BU or via email to: clare.hendry@ntlp.org.uk. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

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