Parking Services Administration Apprentice

  • Apprenticeship
  • Full time
  • Taunton, Somerset
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • January 24, 2022
  • £ See details

Parking Services Administration Apprentice

Do you have a learning disability and want to become an apprentice? Do you want to receive excellent training to develop your skills whilst you are working and being paid? Do you want to improve your skills in English and Maths?

The role is specifically designed for young people with autism, learning disabilities or learning difficulties.

We are looking for a computer proficient apprentice administrator to join our parking enforcement team. No knowledge of parking regulations is required as full training will be provided, so if you have can use IT equipment and follow agreed systems, read on!

Our parking team deals with all aspects of parking in the county, keeping Somerset moving and ultimately improving the day-to-day lives of our residents and everyone who works in or visits our county.

We recognise the importance of a good work life balance and do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

  • Collect from agreed postal area incoming parking post.
  • Open daily post for processing.
  • Separate payments – cheques to be input into parking IT system and collated for processing by cashiers within County Hall.
  • Deliver cheques and associated paperwork to cashiers area at agreed time.
  • Scan received post into parking system.
  • Index and allocate post to relevant case, identified by unique reference number of vehicle registration.
  • Review photo images and allocate to relevant case by vehicle reference or unique reference.
  • Process customer applications for permits by printing on relevant stationary.
  • Prepare and post permits following printing.
  • Deliver outgoing post at agreed time to post room.
  • Review incoming post that relate to standard enquiries (change of vehicle ownership).
  • Prepare and send acknowledgement of change of vehicle. Update IT system on action.
  • Prepare and send to new vehicle owner details of relevant penalty. Update IT system on action.
  • Enter information and data on a variety of spreadsheets. Details will vary depending on purpose.

You will undertake a Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner apprenticeship with the Royal Mencap Society. This apprenticeship will last for between 12-15 months and you will be entitled to spend 7 of your contracted hours per week working on this apprenticeship. You can find out more about this apprenticeship at

A few things about you

You will need to follow guidance and established procedures. A good ability in using IT equipment, including printing and canning.  It is important that you are organised and pay attention to detail.

Entry requirements for the position are a good standard of English and maths.

Please ensure you list your GCSE’s on your application form

Additional information

Salary:  National Minimum Wage Pay Rates for an Apprentice: 16-17: £4.62, 18-20: £6.56, 21-22: £8.36, 23+: £8.91 (per hour)

For further information about this role, please contact Steve Deakin, Parking Services Manager, on 01823 355137

If this role is customer facing you will need to speak fluent English.

Why choose Somerset County Council

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

  • We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.
  • Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.
  • Staff discounts in gyms.
  • Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
  • Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
  • A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work and health screenings.
  • My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.

Tagged as: Suitable for U18's

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