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Office Manager Jobs

An office manager is an integral part of any corporate workplace, ensuring the smooth running of an office space, as well as providing general administrative support wherever required. As a support staff recruitment agency that specialises in office manager jobs, we understand the nuances of the role and can help candidates find their next dream role.

Most office managers will start their administrative career as a receptionist or an office assistant, but these are by no means the only options. After developing their career as an office manager, many may move into an operations manager job, head of operations and then director of operations.

Office Assistant Jobs

An office assistant job is a great way to start your office administrator career, providing high-level assistance to either an office manager, operations manager or other staff members. The day-to-day responsibilities of an office assistant can vary dramatically depending on the business, so can involve anything from maintaining filing systems, manning reception and overseeing office supplies to assisting with accounts and bookkeeping, binding and collating documents and meeting and greeting guests.

As with any administrative role, an office assistant should be extremely organised and efficient, possess exceptional communication skills and be comfortable using their initiative to solve problems.

Office Manager Responsibilities

An office assistant’s next career move is generally to an office manager job. In this role, they are responsible for everything from the general day-to-day running of the office through to involvement in projects and operational aspects. This could include arranging team events, managing support staff, arranging office moves, facilities management, building supplier relationships, managing budgets and responsibility for IT functions.

Depending on the size of the business, an office manager may also assist with marketing tasks, including social media updates and website functionality, act as point of contact for business enquiries and even take on some of the compliance, accounting or HR functions.

An office manager job in London or beyond is all about variety and the ability to wear many different hats, dipping in and out of tasks as required and constantly prioritising and re-prioritising their workload. Therefore, a great office manager will be flexible, professional, proactive, approachable, proactive, organised and confident. They must also be able to work well under pressure and respond to urgent situations in a logical manner.

Due to these soft skills, an office manager could also transfer their skills to an industry-specific role, such as a studio manager job or an operations role.

 

How much does an office manager earn?

Most office managers can expect a starting salary of £30,000, regardless of industry. However, in the professional and financial services, the salary band can range from £35,000 to £60,000, depending on the seniority of the role and the required responsibilities. In the creative and charity industries, the band is a little smaller – experienced office managers can expect to command up to £50,000.

 

Latest office manager jobs

Looking for a new office manager job in London or beyond? Check out our latest jobs below, or refer to our complete job listings on our job search page.

Team PA/Office Manager

London (West End) SALARY: £30,000 - £35,000 PER: Annum TERM: Permanent

Team PA/Office Manager Mayfair, Central London £30,000 - £35,000 A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work for a leading boutique private equity firm in the heart of Mayfair. A multi-faceted and fast-paced Team PA and Office...

POSTED: 07 Jul 2020 JOB ID: BSTEAMPAOM21400

Office Manager – Top Tier International Investment Firm, Manhattan

US SALARY: $100,000 - $150,000 PER: Annum TERM: Permanent

Office Manager – Top Tier International Investment Firm, Manhattan Location: ManhattanSalary: $100,000 - $150,000 (D.O.E)  A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Office Manager to join a fast growing, innovative global investment firm.  This is...

POSTED: 06 Jul 2020 JOB ID: ALINVESTMENT21314

EA/OM – Finance – PARIS

Europe SALARY: €50,000 - €60,000 PER: Annum TERM: Permanent

An international financial services business are seeking a bi-lingual (French and English) EA/OM to join their new office based in Paris.THE ROLE A varied and hands-on position, this is an amazing opportunity to build and shape...

POSTED: 03 Jul 2020 JOB ID: MSVPARIS21359

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