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Business Administration Apprentice (Democratic Services)

£20,453 per annum
Vacancy type
Fixed term
Job reference
Closing date:
19 December 2022 12:00

18-month fixed term

About us

North Hertfordshire is a large rural district with approximately 125,000 residents with four historic towns, Hitchin, Baldock, Royston and Letchworth Garden City. The Council has a clear vision: We put people first and deliver sustainable services, to enable a brighter future together

Your role

We welcome applications from residents of North Herts and surrounding areas, and these applications will be made on merit.

An exciting opportunity has arisen at North Herts Council for an entry-level position within the Democratic Services team, to provide support and services for Committee, Member, Scrutiny and Electoral services.

As part of your employment, you will study for and complete a Level 3 Apprenticeship

Prospective apprentices must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level as this apprenticeship is in a similar subject.

You will be at the centre of the democratic process - dealing with people that want to be on the Electoral Register to be able to vote, as well as those that want to become a Councillor.  You will provide support to those that were elected and assist with the administration of Council meetings, including the production of minutes and agendas.

You will need good interpersonal skills, you will be flexible, a team player, confident be able to converse with a range of people, including Senior Officers, Councillors and the public, you will also have excellent attention to detail. 

We are dedicated to promoting a healthy work/life balance and making each member of our team feel that they are making a difference to the local community and are valued by our organisation.

We can offer you an excellent benefits package including a pension scheme generous leave allowance including Christmas close down period, flexi-time, leisure concessions and more.

Your rewards

- Local Government Pension Scheme (18% employer contribution)
- Generous annual leave, including Christmas close down period
- Occupational sick pay
- Free car parking
- Discounts, including 50% off gym membership
- Flexible working options including flexi scheme and home-working

We are dedicated to promoting a healthy work/life balance and ensuring all members of our team feel that they are making a difference to the local community and are valued by our organisation.

Interview date: Tuesday 10 January 2023

Further information

If you would like an informal chat about the post, you can contact Thomas Marsh, Electoral Services Manager on 01462 474305 or James Lovegrove, Committee, Member and Scrutiny Manager on 01462 474204.

How to apply

To apply for a position you must complete the online application form and submit it to be received by us no later than midday on the closing date. 

Please note that we do not accept CV applications, either on their own or accompanying application forms. Therefore please ensure that all relevant information is provided on the application form.

As a Council committed to equality and diversity, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.  Disabled people who meet the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

To apply, please follow the link below to our online recruitment service:

If you have any questions or require assistance, please email and one of our team will respond to you.

Guidance on completing the application form

Your completed application form will be vital during the recruitment process, both for shortlisting and at interview. Therefore please ensure that you complete the form clearly, accurately and in full.

Please read the advertisement, job description, person specification and additional information carefully before completing the application form.

When completing the application form you should target your skills and experience towards the criteria listed in the person specification and provide examples to demonstrate how you are able to meet each criteria.

As part of the application form we ask for Monitoring Information. Please remember to complete this section as it is essential in enabling the Council to monitor the effectiveness of our Equality and Diversity policy. Please note that this information is not passed on to the Recruiting Manager during the application process (it is retained in Human Resources for monitoring purposes) to ensure that each application is shortlisted based solely on information relating to the post.

If you are selected to attend for interview we will let you know approximately 5 working days before the interview date. In the event of you not hearing by this date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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