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VacancyCourse SubjectEmployerClosing Date
Apprentice Care Assistant Health and Social Care Gardens Care Home 28th February 2017 
Apprentice Revenue and Benefits Assistant Business and Administration Darlington Borough Council 26th February 2017

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Apprentice Care Assistant

  • Employer: The Gardens Care Home 
  • Hours: 37 hours (Shift work) 
  • Salary: £125.80 per week 
  • Number of Posts: 1

Vacancy Details

Located in a quiet area  of Darlington, The Gardens is a nursing and care home mainly focused on residential care for old age, dementia and physical disability. The Gardens also offers respite care for non-residents whose carers are in need of some hours or days off. The residential  home admits adults 55 years or older and compromises 55 single rooms and 1 shared room, 52 of which are en-suite.

The successful applicant will be required to carry out the following:

  • To assist the daily routine of the care home
  • To assist residents in all aspects of their personal care
  • To assist in activities
  • To maintain good levels of housekeeping and good levels of hygiene
  • To assist residents with their mobility needs
  • To work as part of a team 
  • To assist residents during mealtimes, this may include serving meals or supporting the individual to eat and drink
  • To record information into appropriate documents
  • To maintain confidentiality

Training will be provided to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT  (as required)

To apply:

Please apply on the National Apprenticeship Vacancies Website or submit CVs to l&

For more information: 

Please contact Lauren Mallaby on 01325 405601 or email

Closing Date: Tuesday 28th February 2017

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Apprentice Revenues and Benefits Assistant

  • Employer: Darlington Borough Council
  • Hours: 37 hours per week 
  • Salary: Apprentice £125.80 per week 
  • Number of Posts: 1

Vacancy Details

Darlington Borough Council is a unitary authority which delivers a range of services to the people of Darlington. The Council has approximately 2,000 employees.

The vacancy will require the successful applicant to carry out all aspects of Business Administration including:

1. To provide a prompt and clear advice service to potential and current benefit customers upon receiving telephone, counter and written enquiries. 
2. To provide high quality customer service, by dealing personally with telephone and counter callers within performance standards.
3. To sort and search all post against computer records and prepare cases for data input and assessment. 
4. To assist in the processing of all claims and correspondence within procedures and performance standards.
5. To scan, index and download all incoming documents, in accordance with written procedures. 
6. To consider whether information provided by the customer is sufficient and, when required, request further information within performance standards and office procedures. 
7. To support inspection and recovery staff in carrying out their duties.
8. To undertake a range of other administrative support duties to the Revenues and Benefits section.
9. To liaise with internal and external partners such as Customer Services, Housing Services, Rent Service, RSLs, landlords, CAB, Police, DWP and other government departments.
10. To ensure that you work in line with all the Council’s policies and procedures and ensure that you are aware of your
obligations under these.
11. To behave according to the Employees’ Code of Conduct and ensure that you are aware of your obligations and
responsibilities re. Conflicts of interest, gifts, hospitality and other matters covered by the Code.
12. To carry out your role in line with the Council’s Equality agenda.
13. To comply with health and safety policies, organisational statements and procedures, report any incidents / accidents / hazards and take a pro-active approach to health and safety matters in order to protect yourself and others. 
14. Any other duties of a similar nature related to this post that may be required from time to time.

 Training will be provided to achieve the following qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Business and Administration
  • Level 2 Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT (as required)

Training will take place every other week at our Training Centre. Here you will learn the theory elements of the course,
gaining the knowledge to complete the qualifications.

To apply: Please apply on:

For more information: Please contact Lauren Mallaby on 01325 405601 or email

Closing Date: Sunday 26th February 2017

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