EC3R, London
£36,000 - £40,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

About Orbis UK

Orbis is an international eye care charity that prevents and treats avoidable blindness and visual impairment.

Of the 253 million people in the world who are blind or visually impaired, 75% have conditions that are preventable or treatable. We screen for and treat eye conditions, raise awareness about eye health, and train and mentor local eye care teams in Africa, Asia and Latin America, where most of those people live.

We do this through our long-term programmes as well as on the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, a state-of-the-art ophthalmic teaching hospital on board a customised aircraft.

You will be joining Orbis UK at an exciting time as we have rapidly grown over the past few years, with our income increasing from under £3M in 2010 to around £8M currently. In 2020, we will be bringing our unique Flying Eye Hospital to Farnborough Airshow, which will be great opportunity to see the plane in its full glory.

With global blindness set to triple by 2050 our work has never been more important.

We are also in the midst of an organisational wide digital transformation programme. We are looking to innovate and adapt to ensure we are best placed to succeed in a digital climate. Every member of the organisation is involved in this process and your input will be vital.

About the role

You will oversee all aspects of Business Support, managing two well established members of staff who provide reception, administration, travel booking, Health and Safety and IT support for the Orbis UK team.

You will be responsible for all aspects of HR administration working closely with an external HR consultant and the Director of Finance and Operations.

A willingness to help others is essential.

Title: Business Support Manager

Department: Business Support

Reports to: Director of Finance and Operations

Location: London, UK (near Monument)

Contract: Full time, 37.5 hours per week permanent

Salary: £36,000 - £40,000 per annum, subject to experience

The main responsibilities of this role include:

  • Line manage the Senior Business Support Officer and Business Support Officer
  • To ensure the Business Support Team provides office support to the Orbis UK team (35 staff), including Senior Management Team
  • To ensure travel and risk management for all travellers are provided (from staff, Volunteer Faculty, visitors to office and trustees)
  • Responsible for the employee cycle from recruitment to exit, supporting line managers and staff on daily basis
  • To ensure HR records are up to date and accurately filed on the HR software, ‘People HR’ and SharePoint
  • To promote staff wellbeing and benefits to staff

Full details of the job description can be downloaded from our website or on Charity Jobs 

Benefits of working for Orbis UK

Before completion of probation:

  • 22 days holiday plus three days between Christmas and New Year
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexi-time
  • E-learning Courses
  • Social Activities
  • Access to low cost gym within the building

After completion of probation:

  • Matched employer pension contribution up to a maximum of 10% of basic salary
  • Interest free season ticket loan

Application and interviews

Closing Date:              Monday 2 March 2020 – 9am

First Interviews:          Tuesday 3 March and Wednesday 4 March 2020

Second Interviews:     Monday 9 March 2020

Start Date:                   ASAP

All applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK. Successful applicants may be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to reply to all applications, so if you haven’t heard from us by Wednesday 4 March, your application has not been successful.

Orbis UK is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from any suitably qualified persons. We will ensure that no job applicant receives less favorable treatment either directly or indirectly, on the grounds of age, race, disability, gender, marital status, religion or faith or sexual orientation.

Safeguarding: Orbis UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and criminal records checks.

Application is via curriculum vitae and covering letter, to HR Manager Orbis UK, 10 Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6AF



Posted on: 14 February 2020
Closed date: 02 March 2020
Tags: Human Resources, Operations

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