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Bereavement Services Apprentice (Level 3/Advanced) – KT&A2758

Location:
Dartford (

DA2 6AF

)

Kent Training & Apprenticeships

26/01/2021

Closing date: 31/03/2021
Industry: Administration
Vacancy reference: KT&A2758

EMPLOYER DESCRIPTION

Dartford Borough Council comprises of the town of Dartford and eight surrounding parishes.
The population of the Borough is in excess of 112,000 residents and approximately 47,471 households, which is increasing due to the new builds being built in the Borough, to which it provides services including Planning/Building Control, Parking, Council Tax and Housing Benefits, Environmental Health, Refuse/Recycling, Parks and Housing. Dartford is at the heart of one of the Government’s key growth zones within the Thames Gateway and will continue to see new homes and new jobs created in the borough over the next 25 years – an addition to the existing 112,000+ residents in the Borough.

Dartford is at the heart of one of the Government’s key growth zones within the Thames Gateway and will continue to see more new homes and jobs created in the borough over the coming years.

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DESCRIPTION OF VACANCY

Based in their Watling Street Cemetry Site, Dartford, you will be working as one of a three-person team the Bereavement Services.  Our Bereavement Services Apprentice (BSA) will contribute to the daily successes of the team by carrying out admin duties relating to burials, memorial applications and other matters. The BSA will have a major input into the digitisation of historical burial records onto the BACAS system. The BSA will be trained to help the Bereavement Services Manager and Officer will all aspects of burial and cemetery management.

  • Helping to provide a customer focussed front line service for the bereaved and other cemetery users
  • Assisting the Bereavement Services Manager and Officer with a variety of general and day to day administration duties
  • The digitisation of historical burial records on to the BACAS system
  • Providing support to the gravedigger/gardener team

WAGE

£153.55 per week

HOURS

Monday to Thursday 08:45 to 17:15 (7.5 hours per day)

Fridays 08:45 to 16:45 (7.0 hours per day)

37 hours per week (paid)

1-hour lunch per day (unpaid)

SKILLS REQUIRED

Good verbal / communication ability

Good written English

Good numeracy

Thoroughness and attention to detail

PERSONAL QUALITIES

Sensitive

Tactful

Caring

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

GCSE Maths and English 4/C or above or equivalent.

TRAINING PROVIDED

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship and Functional Skills if appropriate.

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/business-administrator/

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

Additional Detail

As of 1st April 2020, the NMW for Apprentices is £4.15 per hour. This applies to 16 - 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training.

Important Information

The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.

KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.


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