Office Manager

£28,504 pro rata (£22,803 for 4 days a week)
Hiring Organisation: 
We Own It

Office Manager £28,504 pro rata (4 days a week – hours negotiable to 3 days for the right candidate)Permanent role (6 month probationary period)Based in Oxford – although we are working remotely currently, we hope to be back in the officesoon! About We Own It We Own It is a campaigning organisation which aims to shift the debate on public ownership – webelieve privatisation has failed. We campaign for public ownership of public services, from railways towater, from council services to the NHS, and have won a number of victories for people not profit.You'll get to work at the heart of a dynamic campaigning organisation - there are just six of us in theteam including you. You'll need to be happy to get stuck in, carry out a variety of basic tasks and beflexible about your role. Your role We’re looking for an efficient, energetic, experienced person who loves to focus on organisation,systems and processes. You’ll enjoy working behind the scenes to put everything in order and makesure the team can work productively and happily.You’ll be looking after our supporters and donors, supporting the Director and making sure our systemsand processes all run as smoothly as possible. • Be a friendly, helpful first port of call for email and phone queries• Look after our supporters and donors – whether they’re taking campaign actions, supporting usfinancially, or both• Manage all aspects of finance, including managing budgets, paying bills and payroll, processingreceipts, invoices and expenses• Manage all aspects of HR, updating policies and procedures as needed• PA support to the director, helping to manage the diary, scheduling meetings, media and events• Support the board, send financial updates, set up meetings, take minutes• Support the team on a day to day basis and by improving organisational systems andprocesses• Manage the office and our contracts, make sure everyone has the supplies and equipment theyneed• Manage the database and be responsible for our GDPR policy• Support the director with fundraising• Support campaigns with a wide range of tasks as needed• Manage volunteers• Provide general support and develop new ways to keep the team working well together andcreate a great working environment Person specification Essential • Excellent organisational skills and plenty of initiative to get things done quickly andefficiently• A reliable, systematic approach and attention to detail• Friendly, warm and professional manner• Confidence in improving office systems and processes, including databases, spreadsheetsand software• Experience of working well as part of a team to improve the way that team functions• Budgeting skills• Experience in an administrative role• Willingness to learn and interest in privatisation/public ownership - you’ll need to get up tospeed with our campaigns quickly so you can talk to supporters about them• Excellent verbal and written communication skills• Strong numeracy skills• Flexibility – you’ll need to be happy juggling a wide range of tasks• Understanding of the importance of a professional operations role in a campaigningorganisation, dedication to developing the skills and knowledge required• Commitment to We Own It’s goals, enthusiasm about our campaigns and passion for whatwe are trying to achieve Desirable • Experience in an Office Manager or Operations role• Experience of bookkeeping/accounting/finance management• Experience of supportive line management• Experience in a membership role or organisation• Experience of running or being involved in campaigns• Advanced spreadsheet skills How to apply Please apply by email to Cat at application should include − A covering letter explaining how you meet the criteria for the role− Your CV− The names and contact details of two referees− Please also state where you saw the position advertised We encourage applications from women; black, Asian and minority ethnic people; people who identifyas having a disability; people from the LGBT+ community; and people from working class backgrounds. Closing date for applications: Sunday 6th December Interviews are expected to take place: Week of 4th January

experienced practitioner (an expert or specialist or a junior manager managing a few people)
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paid job within an organisation
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Oxford, UK
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Closing date for applications: 
Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 23:55

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