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Legal Assistant Apprentice - Joseph Frasier Solicitors +

Vacancies:          1
Company:           Joseph Frasier Solicitors
Location:            Blackburn
Hours:                 Monday – Friday  9am-5pm

Wage:                  £4.00 per hour

Joseph Frasier Solicitors has a vacancy for a Legal Assistant to work within their busy Cavity Wall Insulation Department. Working as part of a team, the prime role of the Legal Assistant is to provide a direct legal service to the firm’s clients and assist the Fee Earner with specific tasks. The role is to be discharged in a professional, efficient and pleasant manner.  This will include but will not be limited to the main responsibilities given below. The post holder will be expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative. The role will be undertaken within a professional environment and will require a professional appearance and demeanour. This is a varied role and will appeal to candidates who are effective multitaskers who have strong organisational skills and have the ability to be able to calmly manage multiple tasks.

Key Duties/Responsibilities

  • Support the Fee Earner with all aspects of the CWI process.
  • To record all client data on the firm’s case management system and to record all time and actions conducted in relation to client matters.
  • To send and receive all correspondence and documents from our clients and relevant parties and to prepare relevant reports as required.
  • Attend to clients both in person and on the telephone and to provide such support in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the firm’s standards for client care.
  • To deal with office filing which will include daily filing, the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with the detailed procedures contained in the office manual.
  • To attend to all telephone calls and provide assistance and support for the Fee Earner and CWI Team as and when required.
  • Work with the Fee Earner to progress cases within the timeframes required by the firm.
  • Maintaining communication with all relevant parties and documenting the same on the firm’s case management system at all times.
  • Providing regular updates to the clients, ensuring clients are informed at all times with the progress of their case.
  • Verify information provided is accurate.
  • Undertake any general training when required to do so and overall to have a responsibility towards self-development.
  • To ensure the confidentiality of all the firm’s and clients documentation and information.
  • To undertake such other duties delegated as the role requires.
  • The activities listed above are not intended to be an exhaustive account of the functions you are required to perform. They serve to highlight the principal areas of your work.

Person Specification

Essential Skills

  • Have proven IT skills and ability to adapt to new technology.
  • Experience of using MS Office software.
  • Organised and the ability to prioritise tasks and work.
  • The ability to provide high quality client care.
  • Ability to work well unsupervised as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong administrative and organisational skills.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience of working in a professional legal services environment.
  • Experience of working in a similar role.
  • 5 GCSE’s A to C, or equivalent, including Maths, English Language and ICT.
  • Excellent attention to detail and proof reading skills.
Customer Service Apprentice - MatParts +

Vacancies:          1
Company:           MatParts Ltd
Location:            Bacup
Hours:                 Monday – Friday, approx. 39 hours per week
Hourly Rate:     £4.50 per hour

Matparts is a leading supplier of industrial sewing machines and sewing machine spare parts based in Bacup, Lancashire. We distribute our products worldwide and take pride in our level of customer service. We are looking for someone who is confident, has a good telephone manner and spelling/grammar, as they will be required to deal with our customers by phone, email and social media. We will offer you support and training to perform to the best of your ability while gaining valuable experience in customer service and will consider permanent employment at the end of the apprenticeship. You will be working with and learning from a young team in a modern environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answering customer’s phone calls and emails
  • Order processing
  • Administration duties.

Skills Required:

  • C or above in Maths and English
  • Familiar with Microsoft Excel an advantage.

Personal Qualities:

  • Good telephone manner
  • Strong time management skills.

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Call: 01254 354 220
Email: apprenticeships@accross.ac.uk

Business Admin Apprentice – Giant Leap Childcare +

Vacancies           1
Company            Giant Leap Childcare
Location             Burnley
Hours                  40 hours per week
Hourly Rate      £4.00 per hour

Main Duties:

  • To provide the admin support to the nursery ensuring that the highest level of service is provided to the customer at all times, whilst supporting the business.
  • To provide the admin support to the nursery ensuring that the highest level of service is provided to the customer at all times, whilst supporting the business.
  • To attend college on a regular basis gaining knowledge and understanding needed to complete the apprenticeship and undertake any relevant training for continuous professional development.
  • To support the Nursery in achieving targets set by the Senior Management Team and business.
  • To provide confidential, effective, efficient and flexible administration support guided by the Nursery Manager.
  • To provide an efficient, welcoming and courteous reception service, and to promote a professional image of the nursery at all times.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Your duties will include:

  1. To follow and uphold Giant Leap Policies, Procedures and ethos at all times and report any failings to do so by others to the Manager.
  2. To collect fees from parents/carers and to ensure that accurate invoices and transaction records are kept and updated as necessary, pursuing outstanding fees and resolving any account queries.
  3. To maintain accurate confidential databases and paper files as necessary, including staff, children’s and parent’s written records.
  4. To collate and print children’s and staff’ registers on a regular basis.
  5. To take new and amended bookings and keep a waiting list system for new children.
  6. To deal with parents’ queries and changes to booking requirements and arrange visits for new parents.
  7. To prepare financial and other reports as required and to manage the petty cash system.
  8. Preparing monthly payroll spreadsheet and overtime sheet. Ensuring that this is authorised by the Manager/Deputy before forwarding to Directors.
  9. To maintain the nursery’s inventory system, keep accurate details of stock levels and collate orders for administrative/office stationary supplies.
  10. To assist senior nursery staff with reference to children’s settling-in and start date procedures.
  11. To oversee administrative arrangements for events, meetings and training workshops.
  12. To process correspondence and arrange appointments for senior staff.
  13. To draft parent and staff newsletters, and other literature, as required.
  14. To support the Nursery Manager with marketing, communication and publicity e.g. flyers, displays etc.; including up-to-date social media e.g. website, facebook, twitter, press release etc.
  15. To take minutes as required.
  16. To ensure adherence to nursery’s code of practice on confidentiality, and maintain confidentiality at all times.
  17. Welcoming parents, children and visitors; and providing reception, advice and customer care services for the nursery including dealing with general enquiries.
  18. Communicating pleasantly and effectively in person, in writing and on the telephone.
  19. Keeping the reception area and office/desk tidy.
  20. To keep up to date with current good practice.
  21. To contribute to and attend his/her supervisions and staff appraisal.
  22. To attend regular team meetings, conferences, training events or other meetings as identified by the Nursery Manager.
  23. To perform any other duties as deemed necessary by the Nursery Manager.
  24. To assist in carrying out nursery Health and Safety checks and risk assessments.

Other Duties:

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the Nursery Manager.

It may be necessary to renew this job description in the light of changing circumstances, in consultation with the job holder.

All members of the staff team must ensure that the appropriate member of the Senior Team is made aware and kept fully informed of any concerns which they may have in relation to safeguarding and/or child protection.

Job descriptions are intended to give individuals clear guidance on what they are expected to achieve. However, they rarely capture all tasks and responsibilities. All staff are therefore expected occasionally to undertake other duties not detailed above but within the scope of the job.

This job description will also be reviewed as part of the performance management process.

Person Specification (Essential Criteria)

  • Proven experience of undertaking general administration.
  • Experience and knowledge of setting up and maintaining manual and computerised record and files.
  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Word and Excel (or equivalent) skills. Experience of having managed petty cash.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including experience of having produced written documentation to a high standard.
  • Experience of diary management.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and own initiative. Ability to manage own time and prioritise tasks.
  • Good customer awareness.
  • Demonstrable understanding of Data Protection and confidentiality issues.
Business Admin Apprentice – Triscan Systems +

Vacancies           1
Company            Triscan Systems
Location             Accrington
Hours                  Mon-Thurs 8.30am-4.45pm, Fri 8.30am-3.30pm  – 37.5 hours per week
Hourly Rate      £4.11 per hour/£154.12 per week

A local company, Triscan Systems are the UK’s leading fuel management provider.  We’ve been manufacturing and installing fuel management systems to a wide range of customers in the commercial transport sector for over 30 years. This is an exciting opportunity to join the business world and earn while you learn.  On the job training will be supplemented by day release with a local training provider leading to an Apprenticeship in Business Administration.

Key Responsibilities

Undertake administration duties including:

  • Maintain company records via data input
  • Managing incoming and outgoing post
  • Booking overnight accommodation for staff
  • Answer telephone calls, direct appropriately or deal with routine enquiries
  • Assist with organising meetings and events
  • Meet and greet visitors, provide refreshments
  • Maintain stocks of office supplies
  • Photocopying, filing, shredding

Person specification

  • Minimum of GCSE at C or above in English and Maths
  • Organised
  • Detail oriented and accurate
  • Articulate and a good communicator
  • Experienced with Microsoft Excel

Prospects

There is the possibility of further training and ultimately a permanent post.

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