Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce (Wakefield )- We support businesses in the Mid Yorkshire region of all sizes through our services that help businesses to perform well, that give business people a voice and that help you to make sense of policy issues and legislation that has a direct impact on you.

Business: Business support

Training provided: Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration via Kirklees College

Pay details: £3.70 per hour

Hours: Up to 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday.

Requirements: Grade C or above in Maths and English (new grade 4-9) would be preferred but each person will be considered on their individual merits. An IT qualification would be desirable but not essential.

Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and a Criminal Records Bureau check.

The post holder must have at least 2 years’ experience in accounts procedures. They must be able to work with accounting software packages (Sage & Excel). They must be able to work effectively within a small team of staff, where mutual support is vital to the achievement of the Chambers objectives.

Skills Required:

  • Somebody who is a good verbal communicator who has a polite, clear and professional telephone manner.
  • Must have a strong customer focussed attitude
  • Must have a good level of literacy skills.
  • IT literate and have a good understanding of Microsoft Packages, in particular, Word, Excel and Outlook Express.
  • Accurate typing skills
  • Required to work to deadlines, with good time management.
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Confident in using email and the internet.
  • The successful candidate will be organised
  • Willing to work effectively in the team.

Personal Qualities:

  • Should be smart and professional.
  • Should have a caring nature
  • An enthusiastic individual, with a flexible approach to work in a busy, fast-paced environment.
  • Must be punctual as well as having a good attendance record
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work effectively as both part of a team and as an individual,
  • Ability to work flexibly and respond positively to the demands of a varied workload.
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Commitment to undertake continued training and development

Minimum age: 16


  • Processing invoices to Sage, ensuring they are signed off by the MD
  • Prepare sales invoices as instructed.
  • Exercise credit control on sales invoices.
  • Direct Debit management onto Sage.
  • Dealing with incoming mail.
  • Processing incoming Cheques.
  • Banking Cheques.
  • Sending BAC’s payments.
  • Sage Back up.
  • Dealing with incoming telephone queries.
  • Dealing with queries from other members of staff.
  • Ensuring new member payments are processed
  • Assisting in the member renewals process including responsibility for membership invoicing and following up outstanding accounts alongside the membership team.
  • Reconciliation of all Bank Accounts.
  • Reconciliation of Childcare system.
  • Petty Cash.
  • Filing.

To apply: Please email your CV to bpsapprenticeships@kirkleescollege.ac.uk. In your application – please answer the following two questions:

1 Why do you wish to work for us?

2 What skills and qualities do you have over someone else?

Please do not contact the employer directly.