Arboretum Assistant - Recruit-Ability Programme - Ref: EE04321

Walsall, West Midlands
Pay: Training Allowance of £17,842 pro rata to hours worked. Actual Training Allowance: £8,921 per
08 Sep 2021
01 Oct 2021
Job Ref
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Part Time


A Positive Action training initiative for disabled people

The Recruit-Ability programme provides paid work experience and training placements for people who have a disability.  Additionally, participants can expect to receive full support, advice and access to training courses.

Please note: 

  • This opportunity is open to disabled applicants only
  • Recruit-Ability is a positive action programme aimed at providing targeted training to disabled people who are under-represented in our workforce. Equality Act (Section 158) applies.
  • You must be new to Walsall Council (no previous/current employed status with this council)
  • You must be new to this type of positive action programme

Arboretum Assistant – Ref: EE04321
18.5 hours per week – fixed term for 12 months.
Pay: Training Allowance of £17,842 pro rata to hours worked. 
Actual Training Allowance: £8,921 per annum.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person with good customer service skills to provide administrative and customer support to the Walsall Arboretum Visitor Centre.

Based in the Visitor Centre, you will help to take bookings for sports activities and events – this will include maintaining databases, booking rooms for hire, learning to use financial systems and taking cash payments.  You will also help with other administrative duties such as photocopying, filing, typing of documents, responding to emails and dealing with customers both face-to-face and over the telephone.

You should have a familiarity with computers, in particular Microsoft Office package, enjoy working as part of a team and hold or be willing to work towards a First Aid Certificate.

Important information about applying:
When making your application, please read the 'Information for applicants' document, placement description and placement specification carefully and explain in your supporting information document how you feel you meet each of the criteria in the placement specification, with examples.  Please be aware that applicants who do not submit any supporting information or who submit a CV will not be short listed.

If you have any questions about this placement, please call the Recruitment Team on 01922 655673 or email:

View Job Description and Employee Specification

View Information for Applicants

Interviews will be held on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th October 2021.
Closing Date: Friday 1st October 2021.

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