Apprenticeships & Employability Officer

salary is negotiable depending on experience – 31 days holiday

Westminster is an amazing place. We are home to over 250,000 residents from all backgrounds, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people work in Westminster. Westminster City Council’s strategy is to work towards a Fairer Westminster. A Fairer Westminster is one in which our communities are at the heart of our decision-making and help to determine the city’s future. By working directly with our communities and other partners, we can build a more inclusive city that celebrates our diverse communities, and where residents, workers and visitors from all backgrounds will feel welcome and safe.

Westminster Adult Education Service is the City Council’s adult education service and the largest local authority adult education service in London and one of the largest nationally.   

We provide life-changing learning opportunities for our learners through our qualification courses, apprenticeship programmes and extensive community-based provision. We work to adapt to the changing needs of our communities – resulting in a dynamic atmosphere where ambition, diversity and creativity are celebrated. We are on our journey to outstanding and want people who share our vision of attaining excellence to join us.  

If you want to join an organisation that makes a difference in people’s lives, we want to hear from you.   

The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join an existing high performing team that is rapidly growing where your administrative skills will be utilised to ensure the smooth running of the team whilst we support Apprentices and Learners to achieve their goals.

Working with the Apprenticeships Manager and Head of Department using a variety of internal systems and platforms as well as Government systems (full training will be given) to advertise Apprenticeship opportunities and support employers with the recruitment of Apprentices and learners.

Liaising with freelance delivery staff and subcontractors, collating their monthly tracking documentation and chasing up any missing submissions.

Support the team in setting up programmes of learning, booking End Point Assessments (EPA) with Awarding Bodies as well as booking rooms and venues for training delivery.

Communicating with employers and partners is a key aspect of this role where you will also network and promote our products and services to a variety of people.

About You:

You must have experience of carrying out administrative tasks in an office environment.

Confident, approachable, customer focussed, detail orientated, great communicator verbally and in writing, you will be able to solve problems, be proactive and work using your initiative.  Full training will be given in relation to new systems.

Maths and English qualifications at Level 2 or above are essential.

What we offer: 

At Westminster City Council, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace and employer of choice. We encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that, at all levels, represents the communities we serve. We champion equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, has a sense of belonging and is empowered to be their best, that is the Westminster Way. To find out more about how we do this visit []

As a forward-thinking Council, we appreciate that people work in different ways, therefore some of our staff depending on their role at WAES can benefit from working a range of flexible working patterns as well as Agile working.

The Council is a Disability Confident Employer. If you have declared a disability in your application, we guarantee an interview if you meet the essential criteria of the job. If you are invited for interview, you will be asked if you need any reasonable adjustments in order to attend, and we will make these wherever possible.

The Service offers a competitive salary and employment benefits including a public sector pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and opportunities for Continuous Professional Development.  

Please quote ED/WAES/2133 in all correspondence for this role.

Please ensure you address all the role and person criteria when completing your supporting statement.

Closing date for this post is 9am Monday 9 October 2023.

Interview and assessments for this post will take place on Tuesday 17 October 2023.  Shortlisted candidates must be available to attend on this date.

CVs will not be accepted for this post.

A Basic DBS is required for this post.

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