Salary: £32,000 (inclusive of £3,550 London Weighting allowance) per annum pro rata
11-months fixed term contract
Due to business requirements, the post holder will be required to work from 8.30am Monday to Friday. We are open to considering a 4-day a week contract (Monday to Thursday). The final arrangement of working hours will be agreed with the line manager.
The successful candidate must be available to start by 6 January 2020.
An exciting opportunity for a motivated Office Manager to support the organisation ensuring the most effective and productive working environment for all staff and visitors in our UK office and coordinating our likely office move.
About Forum for the Future
Forum for the Future is a leading global sustainability non-profit. For over 20 years we’ve been working in partnership with business, governments and civil society to accelerate the shift toward a sustainable future. We specialise in addressing critical global challenges by catalysing change in key systems.
About the team
As International Resources team, we work as a close knit, dynamic, flexible and supportive team. We are looking for a member of the team who is keen to roll up their sleeves and make use of their diverse skills to support our teams in their delivery of impactful solutions to global systems challenges.
We at Forum for the Future believe in being courageous, adaptive, inquisitive, respectful, empathetic and playful.
About the role
This is a key supporting role for the organisation ensuring the most effective and productive working environment for all staff and visitors in our UK office. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and hardworking and willing to contribute fully to our busy team. The work will be varied and will include reception and general office duties.
Reporting to the Global HR Manager, the Office Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day office and reception management of the existing site, logistical delivery of the all staff away days (summer 2020), as well as supporting the Global HR Manager with key administrative (e.g. recruitment) activities, as and when required.
Forum for the Future UK is likely to be moving office prior to the expiry of the existing lease in September 2020. Therefore, the post holder will drive the planning in preparation and delivery of this coordinating the move to new offices.
We are looking for a self-motivated, well organised, adaptable and tenacious individual, who has a demonstrable record of delivering effective office support services and strong project management skills. It is therefore essential that the right candidate possess the skills and attitude to hit the ground running and be able to quickly make the role their own.
The successful candidate will have plenty of common sense, a true “can do” attitude, particularly where issues in relation to the building are concerned, and be able to take full ownership of varied tasks, projects and the role at hand. They will have an eye for detail, be resourceful and creative problem solver, have excellent communication skills and be exceptionally organised. An excellent knowledge of MS Office and a professional telephone manner are essential.
The ideal person will have previous experience of office/ facilities management (including understanding, if not direct experience, of executing an office move) within a not-for-profit organisation. A personal interest in sustainability issues would be an advantage.
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