Administration Apprentice (Centre Assistant Apprentice)

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

Maintain a library service of the highest standard; that contributes effectively to borough wide and national Libraries’ and reader development initiatives.

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Weekly wage

£156.60 - £295.56

Total hours per week

36 hours

Expected duration

14 months

Possible start date

06 Jan 2020


Your duties will be:

  • To meet and greet visitors to Southport Library & Information Service based at The Atkinson and to provide excellent customer care
  • You will maintain a high quality and efficient standard of library service for all users, which will include all operational aspects of the library function
  • You will develop experience in administration and daily financial routines, maintain records, and promote stock and events
  • You will also develop a good working knowledge of what the Atkinson has to offer, alongside the local tourism and Sefton Council services
  • Maintain a library service of the highest standard; that contributes effectively to borough wide and national Libraries’ and reader development initiatives. To respond to enquiries about local Tourism, heritage and provide information about Southport as a destination
  • To support delivery of all relevant initiatives for customers, communities, schools, and outside partners.To contribute to seamless working relationships with other Centre Assistants and across the Public Engagement team and other teams within the Atkinson, including volunteers and placements
  • To maintain personal development for self and others, as appropriate.To undertake all appropriate reporting, administrative and financial routines and maintain all records to comply with designated requirements, including library and other stock management procedures
  • To maintain current databases, whilst ensuring customer information is captured in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act and GDPR Regulations, and to adhere to all Sefton Council Data Protection Policies.To contribute to The Atkinson’s ‘Green’ strategy including policies on recycling, reduction in energy and water consumption, green transport.To comply with all organisational policies and procedures, with specific reference to Health & Safety at all times.To attend training as required, and complete all assignments set

Working week

Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00.

36 hour per week

Date posted

08 Nov 2019

Apprenticeship Level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship


1 available

Requirements and prospects


  • An enthusiastic and outgoing personality with good inter-personal and communication skills
  • An effective team worker with the ability to be self-reliant, able to use your own initiative whilst under pressure
  • Ability to carry out admin and financial routines to the designated standard
  • Effective use of ICT for personal use and service delivery
  • Ability to support activities e.g. story and rhyme time/displays


  •   Literate and numerate - working towards Level 2
  •   Computer literate

Personal Qualities

  • Polite, professional personal presentation
  • Enthusiastic
  • Committed
  • Punctual
  • Pro Active
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to communicate on all levels
  • Team player

Future Prospects

Opportunity to develop Administrative skills in Sefton Council.

About the employer

Sefton council is responsible for providing and maintaining a number of services including housing, education, environment, health & social care.


Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council


Lord Street

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Training provider

Intermediate Business and Administration Apprenticeship (Level 2) Framework:

  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Business & Administration
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business & Administration
  • Functional skills in English, maths, and ICT (if applicable)

Training framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Asset Training & Consultancy Ltd


Adam Gilbert

0151 933 6393

Application instructions

Application closing date: 22 Nov 2019

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