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Trainee Business Improvement Officer OCC46871

Job details


Starting salary: £24,982 - £27,741
Work location: Agile
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Temporary for 18 months
Closing date: Sunday 29 November 2020
Interview date: Wednesday 23 December 2020

Vetting requirements: This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check

About us


Would you like to be part of an innovative and forward-thinking Local Authority organisation, which is passionate about serving the community? Are you interested in developing your Business Improvement career, where you can make a real difference to children, young people and families? If you are enthusiastic, motivated and have a passion to learn new skills this may be the opportunity you are looking for.

About the role


This is an exciting new role which has just been created within the Director’s Office. This is a fast-paced team, and we have some exciting projects and initiatives to improve how support is provided to our community across the county. The purpose of this role is to assist in the delivery of these changes across service functions and processes.

About you


This role has been designed for an individual who has some experience on working in a business/office environment and/or exposure to Business Improvement /Lean principles whether that be in paid employment or during further educational studies.  As a trainee member of the team you will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to perform business improvement duties to support both the offices and the wider service. The successful person will be supported to undertake a Level 4 Business Improvement Practitioner Apprenticeship. This programme includes on the job training with ‘an assigned mentor who will be an experienced Lean Practitioner.  dedicated virtual classroom learning and time set aside to complete your qualification. We will develop your knowledge, skills and expertise in several ways, which will become the main focus of your role.

Rewards and benefits


It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.


We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.

Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria.


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Kieris Mace, kieris.mace@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Application Procedure


To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the role requirements, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.


If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team at occ.recruitment@hants.gov.uk


Important information for applicants


Adjustments to the minimum English and/or maths requirements will be considered by the provider where an apprentice has either an existing or previously issued Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan, a Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA).


By applying for this Apprenticeship and the associated training you will be agreeing that your personal information you provide to the Council may be passed to the nominated training provider, ESFA, and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Where necessary it is also shared with the Department for Education, including the Education Funding Agency and any other relevant regulator relating to the Apprenticeship.


Further information about use of and access to your personal data, and details of organisations with whom the ESFA regularly share data are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esfa-privacy-notice.  If you have any queries around the sharing of your data please contact workforce.initiatives@oxfordshire.gov.uk


Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. 


All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to flexible working arrangements.


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