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.