Business Support Apprentice HB0232
Region: South East
This is an exciting opportunity to join our team managing coastal flood and erosion risk on the south coast.
Coastal Partners is a Partnership formed of five Local Authorities on the south coast. The organisation is responsible for
planning, building, and maintaining sea defences along 246km of coastline. Our location means that we are heavily focused on
improving the natural environment and adapting to climate change. We also manage services in surveying, research, and coastal
We have an exciting apprenticeship opportunity within our assurance team that will provide project, administration, people and
financial support and advice across the partnership. We like to offer the opportunity to gain experience across a wide variety of
tasks. This post will cover many functions of business administration supporting colleagues and managers as well as supporting
the assurance team with the delivery and implementation of change to contribute to overall business improvement.
Your main duties will include:
* Business administration.
* Responding to queries and dealing with e-mail queries on a range of matters within a specified timescale and escalating where
* Supporting the team with ad hoc projects.
* Support with arranging meetings.
* Updating of processes and forms.
What we can offer you
A competitive salary/benefits and support for your continuous professional development.
? £23,500 to £24,702 per annum
? Generous Leave Allowance
? Free Parking
? Local Government Pension Scheme
? Flexible Working/Hybrid working
? Family Friendly Packages
Visit our website for the full range of benefits and support we offer our staff.
What skills do I need?
* Good communication skills.
* Good administrative and numeracy skills.
* Proficient in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and database skills.
* Well organised and good problem-solving skills.
* Ability to form good working relationships and confidence to deal with people at all levels, working as part of a team and
* Work to achieve high standards and accuracy.
* Appreciation of working with sensitive and confidential information.
Interested? For more information about us please visit https://coastalpartners.org.uk/ [https://coastalpartners.org.uk/]
If you would like to discuss the role, please contact Angela Sturgess, Coastal Assurance Team Leader on 07880 357249.
If you have good administration and IT skills and are interested in pursuing a career with us, then we would like to hear from
Please click apply and complete the short application process (3-4) minutes. Please ensure you attach your CV and a supporting
statement, when completing your application on our recruitment platform Hireful – www.havant.gov.uk/jobs-us-apply-now
[http://www.havant.gov.uk/jobs-us-apply-now]. We will not be able to progress your application further unless you provide a
supporting statement detailing how you meet the skills required and the essential apprenticeship entry level requirements in the
Closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on 3 March 2024 and interviews will be held week commencing 11 March 2024.
Due to the current employment climate, we are receiving a high number of applicants for each post and as such may not be able to
acknowledge receipt of your application. You will however be notified as to whether you made the shortlist soon after the closing
We want our workforce to reflect our diverse local communities, therefore, we encourage and welcome applications from people of
all backgrounds and experiences. www.havant.gov.uk/our-organisation/equality-and-diversity
The council is an inclusive employer and appoints on merit. We are a Disability Confident Employer and have a Guaranteed Interview
Scheme for Veterans.
Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and
expects all staff members to share this commitment.
Havant Borough Council is a Category 1 Responder under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. All employees of the Authority will be
expected to support any necessary actions required during an emergency response.
Proud member of the Disability Confident employer scheme