Business Administrator Apprentice – Culture & Heritage Department
Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, Waltham Forest is a place where people want to live, raise a family, and start a business. It’s also a fantastic place to work, as we do all we can to improve the lives of residents and maintain the borough’s reputation as an attractive place to visit and invest in. We’re looking for candidates with drive, tenacity and creativity to help us build on our successes as the Mayor of London’s first-ever London Borough of Culture and so expectations, confidence and ambitions are high. Our focus is to ensure that Waltham Forest continues to grow as a borough of culture supporting and empowering our local artists, creative sector and diverse communities to deliver inclusive, relevant and high-quality cultural activities.
We are looking for a business administrator (apprentice) to support and engage across the Culture & Heritage department, providing high quality and effective administration across a range of tasks and projects including for our venues the award-winning William Morris Gallery and Vestry House Museum.
As a key support to the team, we are looking for someone who can be efficient and has a positive approach to problem-solving, managing priorities and own time and showing initiative as well as communicating effectively with internally and externally (both written & verbally). Whilst developing a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all future roles.
This role will be based between the William Morris Gallery, Vestry House Museum and the Town Hall campus, allowing for collaboration and learning across teams, and may on occasion require work at weekends and evenings.
Waltham Forest Council recognises that diversity is a strength and what people bring through their personal experiences, background and identity significantly enhances our ability to deliver to our staff and residents. Therefore we would particularly welcome applications from individuals with a Black, Asian or other ethnic minority background, those who identify as disabled and individuals from the LGBTQI+ community.
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy
How to apply
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