Apprentice Membership Administration Officer

Cranfield University
June 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£23,152
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Apprentice Membership Administration Officer


Cranfield University


School of Water, Energy and Environment

Based at

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered

Contract type

Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Period

Fixed Term Contract for 24 months or successful completion of apprenticeship


Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £23,152 per annum

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  • Role Description

    Are you passionate about the natural environment and are eager to kickstart your career in administration? Join us in our mission to safeguard our future through the power of soil!

    The British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) is an established international membership organisation committed to the study of soil in its widest aspects. The Society brings together those working within academia, practitioners implementing soil science in industry and all those working with, or with an interest in soils. We promote research and education, both academically and in practice, and build collaborative partnerships to help safeguard our soil for the future.

    About the Role

    As an apprentice, you'll play a pivotal role in supporting our day-to-day operations. From managing administrative tasks to providing high class customer service to our members, you'll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a supportive and collaborative environment.

    You will gain valuable experience through the successful completion of a Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship and you will have the opportunity to get involved in the exciting work of the Society including taking part in site visits and national events.

    About You

    We are looking for a pro-active, enthusiastic individual, passionate about the natural environment with a keen interest in climate change to join our team to help support the soil science sector.

    You will be a well-organised and self-motivated individual with a practical aptitude and willingness to learn. You will approach issues with a can-do attitude and a collaborative mindset, as being part of a team is key. Having a flexible attitude and ability to cope with change is crucial and we are looking for someone whose ambition is to develop their career within the society.

    About Us

    As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield's world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

    The British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) was founded in 1947 by eminent British soil scientists with the aims of advancing the study of soil; being open to membership from all those with an interest in the study and uses of soil; and issuing an annual publication.

    Nowadays BSSS is an established international membership organisation and charity committed to the study of soil in its widest aspects. With over 900 members, it is funded primarily through income from publications and subscriptions. The Society acts as a forum for the exchange of ideas and provides a framework for representing the views of soil scientists to other organisations and decision-making bodies. It promotes research by organising several events and conferences each year and by the publication of its two scientific journals, the European Journal of Soil Science (EJSS), and Soil Use and Management (SUM), in partnership with Wiley. It promotes education through a number of initiatives aimed at schools, colleges and universities. The Society has a regular and varied programme of scientific conferences on a wide range of soil-related issues and hosted the World Congress of Soil Science in 2022, Glasgow on behalf of the International Union of Soil Sciences.

    Our Values and Commitments

    Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

    We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

    Working Arrangements

    Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

    How to apply

    If you're ready to embark on an your first steps of an exciting career with us and make a positive impact on the environment we would like to hear from you!

    For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Andrew Morris Executive Director on (T): 0789060171 or (E): [email protected]

    Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: [email protected]. Please quote reference number 4844

    Closing date for receipt of applications: 19 June 2024

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