Business Administration Apprentice (Bereavement Services)

Expiring today

Location
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Salary
Apprentice Pay points are detailed in the summary, plus LG Pension Scheme and Bupa Health Plan
Posted
23 Jun 2022
Closes
15 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Bereavement Services

18 Months Fixed Term Contract

37 hours per week

Point 1 - £9,286.22 a year – initial salary for all new starters for the first 12 months of the apprenticeship

Progression of pay after 12 months are complete as follows:

Point 2 - £13,186.05 a year - completed 12 months and aged 19 - 20

Point 3 - £17,722.97 a year - completed 12 months and aged 21 - 22

Point 4 - £18,340.77 a year – completed 12 months and aged 23+

Bereavement services are offering the opportunity of a business administrative apprentice, working in a small team based in the tranquil location of Oakley Wood Crematorium.

We are looking for someone who is compassionate and caring, having good communication skills and an excellent eye for detail.

The main responsibilities will be assisting with the day-to-day administration of burial and cremation paperwork, discussing arrangements with funeral directors and bereaved families, and front of house meeting the funeral cortege.

The post offers the opportunity to study a level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration; no experience is necessary as full training will be provided to the successful candidate.  

Candidates need to have

  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • minimum of 4 GCSE grade 4 or above (or equivalent) including Maths and English
  • IT literate including use of the main Microsoft office software
  • committed to customer care
  • good communication skills
  • tact, diplomacy, and empathy

This is a front line post, based in the office of Oakley Wood Crematorium, Bishops Tachbrook, Leamington Spa, CV33 9QP. 

This position can be up to 18 months, working normal business hours which are Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00, from time to time you may be asked to work on a Saturday and take an alternative day off in the week.

Bereavement Services Department is a small team of approx 10 people, the team are based at Oakley Wood Crematorium, a 21 acre woodland site with a small office building, ceremonial chapels and cremation area and a natural woodland burial area; there are 4 cemeteries located in Leamington Spa, Old Milverton, Warwick and Kenilworth.

Candidates will need to have a means of transportation as this rural location is not directly served by any bus routes.

If you have any questions or wish to have an informal discussion, please contact Maureen Houston by email maureen.houston@warwickdc.gov.uk

Closing date: 15th August 2022

Interview date: 24th August 2022

Please click on the following link to see the range of benefits we offer range of benefits

It is our policy that we do not accept CVs as part of your application, please complete the application below and email to vacancies@warwickdc.gov.uk

Recruitment agencies are asked not to contact us; we will come to you if your services are required.

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