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Policy Apprenticeship Vacancy at SG Council

From: Ashton Yon <Ashton.Yon@southglos.gov.uk>
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Apprenticeship – Policy

How you’ll make a difference

Are you looking to kickstart a career in Policy?

As an Apprentice Policy Officer you will play a vital role in helping to shape the strategic direction of the Western Gateway partnership and supporting exciting and high-profile workstreams. You will help the team to build the partnership’s profile and reputation with a wide range of Government, public and business stakeholders. This will include research and evidence building across our area.

What will you be doing?

  • You’ll be working closely and alongside experienced staff to undertake a range of policy and public affairs activities, with a particular focus on the Partnership’s rapidly-emerging Net Zero workstream.
  • You’ll learn how to undertake research and analysis to inform programme and project development by commissioning independent research and horizon scanning activities.
  • You will assist the Policy Officer with preparing briefing notes, presentations, speaking notes for Western Gateway Board Members, Business leaders and stakeholders.
  • You’ll gain experience and exposure by attending external events and feedback key messages and content to the Policy Officer.
  • You will support projects with a range of internal and external stakeholders to help contribute and support the development and delivery of the Western Gateway’s priorities.
  • The most challenging aspect of your apprenticeship will be working in a varied role and one where you will need to use initiative.
  • Throughout your 19 month apprenticeship, we will allocate you a workplace mentor to give you guidance and support in completing your Level 4 in Policy.

Things we need you to know:

All candidates that successfully reach the interview stages will be required to provide a 10 minute presentation as part of the recruitment process.

The salary for this apprenticeship is HAY 9 set at £23,080 per annum.
As part of this training route you do need to undertake a basic skills assessment as part of the selection process. These will be emailed to you by the training provider, JGA and be completed by the deadline set.

As part of your apprenticeship you will complete a Policy level 4 standard.

Throughout your working day you will experience various online meetings as necessary to discuss the projects that you are working on with people in the team. We all keep in touch via chats and calls in Microsoft Teams – there is always someone on-hand.

The apprenticeship training requires you to attend all online learning
To successfully complete the apprenticeship, you will be required you to complete an end point assessment that consists of a Multiple-choice test, Written Policy Exercise, Presentation with Q&A and Professional discussion.

For further detail about this apprenticeship, please download the job description.

What we need from you

  • Ideally, you hold a minimum qualification in GCSE English and Maths at grade C or 4 and above, or be willing to undertake and gain Functional Skills in English and Maths as part of the apprenticeship.
  • You will need A ‘Levels in any subject or BTEC equivalent.
  • You will have excellent written and oral communication skills to include report writing.
  • You will be able to prioritise workloads to meet peaks in demand which will involve being flexible and resilient to meet deadlines

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.

We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities.

Our teams are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.

  • We’re providing essential services across our internal network to ensure we can fully support our community.
  • We’re positive and forward thinking, always looking for new and innovative ways of working work and we’re ambitious about the future.

We’ve achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.

We’re making a difference, be part of it!

The closing date 13th Feb 2022 at midnight.

For further information please contact Ashton on Ashton.Yon or call 01454 864531.

Kind Regards

Ashton

Ashton Yon (She/ Her)
Apprenticeship Coordinator

Chief Executive & Corporate Resources (CE&CR)
South Gloucestershire Council
Tel: 01454 864531
Email: Ashton.Yon
Web: www.southglos.gov.uk

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