Business and Finance Apprentice

Business Administration Level 2 Apprentice

Southlands High School are looking for an apprentice to provide an efficient and effective business and finance service to the school.

Apprenticeship Information

Start Date 07/01/2019
Location Chorley
Occupational Areas Business Administration
Closing Date 01/02/2019
Wage £136.9 Week
Working Week Monday to Thursday 8.15am to 4.15pm, Friday 8.15am to 3.45pm (including 30 minute lunch)
12-14 Months
Apprenticeship Level 2

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  • Job Description

    To provide an efficient and effective business and finance service to the school ensuring a professional standard of practice at all times. Provide a warm welcome for students, visitors and colleagues, dealing with their requests in an efficient and professional manner. Maintain confidentiality at all times and ensure the secure handling of confidential information. Full training will be provided on the systems which the post holder will be expected to use

    Under the direction of the Finance Officer;
    Check incoming stock deliveries and arrange for distribution to correct departments
    Distribute finance reports
    Arrange for invoice to be authorised by budget holders
    Raise orders
    Pay invoices
    Raise sales invoices
    Administration of school trips and activities
    Receipting of income
    Cash handling
    Calculate departmental charges
    Answering the telephone
    Any other duties commensurate with the grade/job title as directed by the Headteacher, Business Manager and Finance Officer

    Southlands High School is on a journey to excellence. Our motto ‘Endeavour for Excellence’ demonstrates that we expect all stakeholders, staff and students to work hard. Southlands High School is striving to be ‘Even Better’ than ever before as a successful and inclusive school that works in close partnership with families and the community to achieve the best for our young people.

    In December 2017, we were designated as a converter academy within the Mosaic Academy Trust with Standish High School (Standish High School as the lead) and look forward to going from strength to strength in our partnership. The Mosaic Academy Trust as an organisation seeks to value each and every member of the community and to become a family of schools that will welcome other schools and be a Trust whose chief aim is to become stronger as a whole than by the sum of its parts. The Trust has a Trade Union Recognition Agreement in place.

    In 2018 Southlands High School was the 2nd most improved school in Lancashire for standards passes in Maths and English and is a fast improving school in Chorley. Science results were much improved. We expect to continue our journey of improvement.

    We strive to meet the needs of the individual child so that they feel safe, secure and happy and enjoy their time at Southlands. We also aim to provide the highest standards of teaching and learning so that students are able to progress and fulfil their potential. We believe that every child should be given opportunities to develop their leadership skills as part of their growth and development in order to prepare them for adult life. Many of our students go on to be very successful in all aspects of life with a number attending some of the leading universities in the country. We are committed in our drive for academic excellence whilst offering a wide range of extra-curricular activities and opportunities so that our students can achieve educational success and develop fully as individuals.

    We recognise that all students have the right to the highest quality education that will equip them with the qualifications they need to progress to college, university or their chosen career. Every decision we take to create our successful school comes from a firmly held staff belief that we can always strive to be ‘even better’ than before.

    The school was last inspected by Ofsted in June 2013 and was judged as good in every aspect. Parental responses and student responses to whole school questionnaires is very good. Our school priorities for 2018-19 clearly focus on our culture for improvement: improving student outcomes, the development of teaching, learning and assessment, strong personal development, behaviour and welfare and effective leadership at all levels.

    There are 830 young people on roll. The intake profile in both socio-economic and academic terms is that of a fairly typical comprehensive school.

    At Southlands we are very proud of our caring school community and place great emphasis on high standards of behaviour and respect for all through our Southlands Standard.

    Hopefully, this has inspired you to take a serious look at Southlands.

    I look forward to receiving your application form.

  • Personal Qualities

    Communicates effectively
    Excellent attendance
    Good sense of humour

  • Qualifications Required

    5 GCSE’s A*-C (or equivalent), including English and Maths

  • Future Prospects

    Possible progression to level 3
    If the right candidate proved themselves over the course of the Apprenticeship, a full time role may be available

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