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Apprentice Business Administrator

An exciting opportunity has arisen to support the business needs of Cafcass, and through that, to support the vulnerable children and young people Cafcass works with, by providing efficient and effective administrative support. If this is something you can see yourself doing whilst working towards a national recognised qualification then apply now!

Cafcass - Employer

Cafcass stands for Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service. Cafcass represents children in family court cases in England. We put children’s needs, wishes and feelings first, making sure that children’s voices are heard at the heart of the family court setting, and that decisions are made in their best interests. Operating within the law set by Parliament (Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000) and under the rules and directions of the family courts, we are independent of the courts, social services, education and health authorities and all similar agencies. Our duty is to safeguard and promote the welfare of children going through the family justice system. Our experienced Family Court Advisers may be asked by the court to work with families and then advise the court on what we consider to be the best interests of the children involved in three main areas: Divorce and separation, sometimes called ‘private law’, where parents or carers can’t agree on arrangements for their children Care proceedings, sometimes called ‘public law’, where social services have serious concerns about the safety or welfare of a child Adoption, which can be either public or private law



12 months

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Job Summary

GBP 207.20
New Vacancy
Business & Administration

Detailed Job Description

To have an understanding of the commitment to safeguarding children within the organisation, and to support and contribute to organisational wide activities to meet statutory and professional responsibilities with regard to safeguarding children.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

A-C in English and maths or equivalent would be desirable but not essential for the role

Skills required

  • Able to demonstrate an awareness of the importance of safeguarding to the work undertaken by Cafcass, and the ability to assess and identify risk
  • Ability to use a wide range of Microsoft Office packages particularly in the areas of Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Good level of numerical ability
  • Good listening skills, and excellent verbal and written communication
  • Knowledge of the importance of and experience of working with and maintaining confidential records
  • Knowledge of general office practice and procedures
  • Ability to work accurately and to tight deadlines
  • Experience of prioritising tasks
  • Ability to work on own initiative to think through problems to find solutions (within agreed guidelines)
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment
  • Ability to remain calm, confident and professional
  • A high level of motivation and commitment

Personal Qualities

  • The ability to portray a professional and positive image of Cafcass
  • The ability to deal with sensitive matters and an understanding of confidentiality issues including data protection
  • Ability to deal tactfully and sensitively with people
  • A team player with good interpersonal skills and the ability to encourage and develop positive working relationships
  • Committed to ensuring that all practice and engagement with others is free from discrimination and adheres to equal opportunities legislation and organisational policies
  • Versatile, willing to learn and committed to your own personal development

Future prospects

There is potential to progress to undertake a Business Administration Level 3 apprenticeship

Additional Information

Training provided

Full on-the-job training and support will be provided to enable the successful applicant to undertake the full range of duties required of the role. All apprentices are required to complete and evidence 20% of the job learning whilst on their apprenticeship.

In addition, training will also be provided towards the Apprenticeship in Business Administration within the workplace during regular visits with a member of our dedicated team of Training Advisors.

Our Level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship Programme consists of the following:

  • NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration
  • Functional Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and IT Level 2 (portfolio and test)

Babington - Learning Provider

Always at the forefront of innovation, Babington is a pioneer of the Apprenticeship programme. They ran the first Accountancy Apprentice in the country and the first Insurance Apprentice in the North of England. So they really have the experience and expertise needed to ensure top quality training.

If you're interested in what else Babington offer. Follow the link below.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Babington on 01332 345450 or email: (Ref ID:91380)


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