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Building Control Apprentice Technical Administrator, Ref: 50065888

Building Control, Seaclose Offices, Home and Agile working

National Minimum Wage for your age group, £8,777.77 to £16,822.45 per annum

Contact: Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

Vacancy Reference: 50065888

Closing Date: 02/03/2021

Hours: 37 per week   

Contract Type: Permanent


We have a new apprenticeship opportunity in our Building Control team to suit a confident communicator with a professional, friendly attitude and a genuine interest in how we work here in the public sector.


The Building Control Apprentice Technical Administrator will provide general administrative and technical support including;


  • Registering applications working to strict deadlines.

  • Handling payment for fees and maintaining and reconciling financial databases.

  • Maintaining databases, running reports and compiling data for management.

  • Dealing with land search enquiries, working to strict timescales.

  • Booking and coordinating Surveyor Site Inspections.


This apprenticeship will be a great gateway into business administration offering you a flavour of working in range of career areas including; Housing, Regeneration, Property Surveying, Construction and Planning.  Here’s what one former apprentice had to say about their experience…


“My background of previous employment in catering was very different to the one I started with the Local Planning Authority, the whole process was made so much easier by the fact that I had full support and guidance from my team and the Principal’s in the office. I was always made time for and whenever I needed help or guidance it was given. I would fully recommend anyone to undertake an apprenticeship and a career with the Local Planning Authority.” - Planning Technician, Planning and Housing Services


To succeed you’ll need to have enthusiasm and be able to plan and prioritise your work activity, plus you’ll need to be self-motivated and able to work at times with minimal supervision.


Our team must work well to very strict deadlines in order to meet legal requirements, so the ability to work well under pressure and a flair for effective time management is essential.


Applicants will need to demonstrate confidence using general office applications including Word and Excel. You will need to maintain database records accurately and efficiently so a keen eye for detail will be vital along with strong numeracy skills as much of the work relates to financial data.  You will also be expected to proactively learn how to use team specific software as part of your journey, so confidence in using ICT in general will be beneficial.


You’ll be liaising with a wide range of people, dealing with enquiries via email and phone from building professionals, solicitors and the general public. It is therefore essential that you possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and that you are quickly able to learn and understand the relevant technical terminology used in our teams.


Applicants will need a minimum of GCSE (or equivalent qualification) at Grade C (New Grade 4) in both English and Maths and will be expected to undertake a Level 3 Business Administrator programme in conjunction with The Isle of Wight College involving monthly workshops and other off the job training.


If you are keen, ambitious and have the skills we are looking for, this could be the stepping-stone you need to a rewarding future career. As an Apprentice at the Isle of Wight Council you will be well supported with access to internal learning opportunities to further develop your skills plus you will gain an understanding of how the Isle of Wight Council operates.


We look forward to reading your application.


For further information or an informal discussion please contact Stephen Shorrocks on 01983 821000 ext. 6587.


Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.


This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.


The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.  The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.


In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.


In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.