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Business Admin Apprentice - Electoral Services Team

Opportunity to undertake a Business Admin Apprenticeship level 2

Salary: Per wk £122(16 yrs) increasing incrementally to £264 (20 yrs) 12 months

Closing date: 6 May 2018

Rushcliffe Borough Council is a relatively small but high achieving Local Authority which prides itself on offering residents a “great place, great lifestyle, great sport”. The Council is one of the highest rated district councils in the country and has just received the award for Entrepreneurial Council of the Year. Rushcliffe lies immediately south of the City of Nottingham and the River Trent and extends across towards Newark in the North East and Loughborough in the South West.  Although parts of the Borough lie close to Nottingham, Rushcliffe has a strong identity of its own. The main centre of population is West Bridgford, where around 41,000 of the Borough's 111,000 population live. The remainder of the borough is largely rural, with the centres of population split between small towns and villages.

 Electoral Services – Administrative Support

This exciting and varied role involves supporting colleagues in our busy electoral services team during a very demanding year.

Most of 2018 will be spent registering voters and keeping the Electoral Register up to date using specialist electoral software. There will also be opportunities to help colleagues with the advance preparation for the 2019 Borough and Parish Election – and this being elections you never know when you’ll need to respond to a by-election or the national agenda.

2019 will be focused on the Borough and Parish Election in May, a multi-faceted project which will test your skills of organisation and administration, the ability to work under pressure and, at times, your sense of humour! After the election, we move into training all of our new Councillors and one of your main tasks will be getting all of their paperwork in order to make sure they are where they need to be, get paid on time, and have the skills and knowledge to carry out their new roles.

If time and workload allow, there will be opportunities to spend time in other teams carrying out related tasks such as organising engagements for the Mayor, planning and attending meetings with Councillors as part of the democratic process and assisting with the publicity of the work of the democratically elected representatives of Rushcliffe.

We are looking for a self-motivated, hard-working individual with good communication skills and a strong attention to detail, together with the ability to prioritise and organise their own workload. In exchange, we will provide a nurturing yet challenging environment where you will be given the chance to stretch yourself and develop a skill set which will give you a strong foundation for future opportunities.

Join us to learn about democracy from the inside while developing key business administration skills at the centre of local government.    

If this is an opportunity to you are interested in please see further details below and apply HERE

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Closing date: Sunday 6 May 2018

 Interviews will be held Monday 14 May 2018