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Manchester City Council

At Manchester City Council, we’re proud to do local government differently: as you’d expect from a city with our international reputation for diversity, creativity, culture and passion. A career with us means you can be yourself and thrive.

Apprentice Business Support Officer

  • Job type Apprenticeship
  • Date posted 11 June 2024
  • Expiration date 24 June 2024
  • Location City Centre
  • Salary £22,737 per year

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  • Apprenticeship
  • City Centre
  • 22737 GBP / Year

Website Manchester City Council

At Manchester City Council, we’re proud to do local government differently: as you’d expect from a city with our international reputation for diversity, creativity, culture and passion. A career with us means you can be yourself and thrive.

About The Role

Working hours: 35 hours per week
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: 24 June 2024
This role is subject to:
  • Proof of Manchester Residency – to check if you fall under the Manchester City Council boundary please visit – https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council
  • This role is an advanced apprenticeship and as such, the successful applicant will be required to undertake a course of study leading to Business Administration Level 3 . If you do not hold grade C/4 in GCSE Maths and English you will be required to pass a functional skills equivalent as part of the apprenticeship. This qualification will take 12 to 18 months and on successful completion, annual salary will increase to £23,114

A vacancy has arisen for an Apprentice Business Support Officer to work within the Facilities Management Team, based at Hooper Street.

Would you like to work within a team where you will provide Financial and Administrative support to an integrated workforce ?

This role will include general administrative tasks such as minuting, maintaining systems, telephone queries and mainly providing financial support via basic SAP orders and maintaining financial records. You should have excellent keyboard and typing skills with a high level of speed and accuracy and also an understanding of SAP, although this is not essential, as. you will be trained on and required to use a number of different IT packages including Microsoft Office, SAP, and other software that is used by the service for record keeping.

This role will allow you to develop a wide range of skills and provides excellent opportunities for development. The candidate must display the Our Manchester behaviours and they must be flexible, hardworking, professional and be willing to learn.

For any enquiries contact:

Alison Rickman, Principal Facilities Officer, 0161 600 9259

About the Candidate

The role holder will work as part of a team to provide a flexible, seamless, customer focused service, undertaking a variety of tasks to ensure the responsive and timely delivery of a service.

About Us

We’re the local government authority for Manchester, and have teams across the city helping to make this a great place to live for everyone. We’re proud to do local government differently, in a city with an international reputation for diversity, creativity, culture and passion.

When you join us, you’re joining a team of over 7,000 council staff helping to make our ambition for Manchester a reality. Whatever your role, you’ll be supporting our residents and communities to be the best they can be, and helping to build a Manchester that’s fairer for everyone who lives, works, volunteers, studies or plays here.

To make our ambition a reality, every person we recruit needs to play their its part. It takes a certain type of behaviour, attitude and way of working to get Manchester where it wants to be. Our people and partners have agreed five ‘behaviours’ – the grounding for how we must work together and treat one another:

  • We take time to listen and understand
  • We work together and trust each other
  • We show that we value our differences and treat each other fairly
  • We ‘own it’ and we’re not afraid to try new things
  • We’re proud and passionate about Manchester

A career with us means you can be yourself, thrive, and build the career your talent and ambition deserve.

Creating an inclusive team at Manchester City Council 

At Manchester City Council, we strive to create a fair and inclusive workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve.  We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff at all levels of the Council. This advert is open to all applicants, and we would particularly encourage applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics.

If you want to find out more about the role, our ways of working, flexible arrangements or any workplace adjustments, please let us know by emailing jobs@manchester.gov.uk. If you are invited to interview, we will ask you if you require any adjustments for you to best demonstrate your suitability for the role in the interview process.
Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you’ll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
  • Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

Accessibility 

As a Disability Confident Employer, we provide support for employees with physical or mental-health conditions, a disability or neurodiversity. Our workplaces are accessible by design, and we make workplace adjustments including providing aids, adaptations and equipment. These, combined with our flexible working policies such as disability-related leave, enable our employees to perform their role, thrive and be their authentic selves in work.

We’ve also included some useful tips on how to submit the best application.

When you join us 

We want everyone to be able to be themselves at work and give their best. If you need additional support to undertake the duties of the role, we’ll make every effort to source any necessary aids, adaptations or equipment. If, however, any task proves to be unachievable, we will look at redesigning parts of the role.

Other relevant information 

Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment
Who we are – Manchester City Council 
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To apply for this job please visit www.jobsinmcr.co.uk.

  • Job type Apprenticeship
  • Date posted 11 June 2024
  • Expiration date 24 June 2024
  • Location City Centre
  • Salary £22,737 per year

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