B-606 Business Administration L2 Apprentice at The Olive School based in Blackburn

Job type Apprenticeship
Contract Type Apprenticeship
Positions Available 1
Salary £3.70 per hour
Reference Code B-606
Hours Per Week 35 hours per week, term time plus two weeks, Monday to Friday. 7:30am until 3:30pm including day-release in College
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Job Description

Company Bio

The Olive School, Blackburn is a new, three-form entry Muslim faith based primary school that opened in September 2013. We promote fundamental British values and welcome applications from all faiths and none. Our school vision of educational excellence is based upon our unshakeable belief that every child is special and unique and has the capacity within themselves to flourish and succeed.

Brief Overview

To contribute to the development of a strong, effective school with an emphasis on promoting a culture of educational excellence, within a caring and secure Islamic environment enriched with the values of discipline, mutual care and respect which extends beyond the school into the wider community.

Main Tasks

Utilise MS Word, Excel, Explorer and Outlook as required including advanced applications (mail merge/tables/spreadsheets/databases/use of software packages for creative requirements (e.g. promotional leaflets, prospectus)

Utilise administrative equipment such as franking machine, photocopier, facsimile machine and laminator as required.

Undertake training on, and utilise, SIMS Modules effectively.

Sort and distribute mail and correspondence to and from staff in a timely manner.

Respond to staff, pupils, parent and other stakeholder queries in a timely and professional manner.

Provide administrative support to the organisation and arrangement of trips and school events.

Provide a responsive and effective reprographics service for the school.

Undertake reception duties including answering telephone and responding to standard queries and dealing with visitors where appropriate.

Accessing e-mails and internet and updating school portal.

Maintain manual and computerised records using Management Information Systems if required.

Undertake and follow specified admin procedures and processes in a professional manner.

Participate in training and professional development opportunities as required to fulfil role.

Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns in accordance with school procedures.

Undertake other activities related to administrative support for the school, as directed by the Business Manager.


Work within school policies and procedures.

Contribute to the provision of an effective environment for learning.

Support the promotion of positive relationships for parents and outside agencies.

Attend skill training and participate in personal/performance development as required.

Take care of own and other people’s health and safety.

Be aware of the confidential nature of issues.

Person Specification

Desirable Skills

Ability to use MS Office software packages such as Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as Explorer and databases.

Ability to converse in a number of community languages.

Ability to prioritise, work efficiently and accurately, particularly under pressure, to deadlines and using own initiative.

Ability to address sensitive matters with a caring manner and maintaining confidentiality at all times.

Ability to maintain positive relationships with students, staff, parents and members of the community.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Personal Qualities

Highly organised, literate and articulate.

A passionate belief in the school’s mission statement, including education in a school with a strong faith ethos.

Strong team working skills.

Highest levels of professional and personal integrity.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Personal resilience, persistence and perseverance.

Commitment to the pursuit of continuous professional development by oneself and others.

Sympathetic to and supportive of the Muslim ethos of the School.



  • 5 A*-Cs at GCSE including English and Maths or equivalent qualification
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.


  • A Levels or equivalent qualification in school or business administration
  • Experience of working in an administrative setting.
  • Experience of working in an educational setting.
  • Experience of using SIMS modules

Things to consider

This Job Description will be reviewed where required and it may be subject to modification or amendment at any time after consultation between the post holder and Principal.

Employees will be subject to a DBS check.

Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is at the employers’ discretion and is subject to change. If this vacancy has been filled we will endeavour to support you in finding alternative vacancies.

Other Information

Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship


Proposed Duration

12-18 months

Training to be Provided

Apprenticeship Level 2 in Business Administration, Functional Skills Level 1/2 in English, Maths and ICT if required


Apprenticeship Team

01254 292500





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