Full-Time Office Manager
Salary: circa £26,000 per annum
Start Date: As soon as possible, no later than 1 July 2022
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK.
Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest established international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.
FFI is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and adaptable individual for the role of Office Manager. As a member of the Operations Team you will ensure the smooth running of FFI’s Cambridge headquarters (accommodating circa 160 employees), including responsibility for facilities management, UK health and safety and delivery of the Reception function. You will also have some responsibilities for our smaller offices in London and Edinburgh (accommodating 6 and 3 employees respectively), and sharing best practice for sustainable facilities management with our international offices around the globe
FFI is based in the David Attenborough Building (DAB) on the New Museums Site, where the University of Cambridge and nine conservation organisations have collaborated to create the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) – the largest grouping of nature conservation organisations and university researchers in the world. You will therefore not only deal with a wide range of individuals from FFI, including our members and supporters, our trustees and your colleagues in the UK and across the globe, but also your counterparts in the other NGOs and the central facilities staff at the DAB, as well as contractors, suppliers and our University landlords.
As the first point of contact for FFI, you will be friendly and approachable, confident and articulate. You will have excellent organisational and administrative capabilities, a proactive and pre-emptive approach to your work and well-developed prioritisation and time-management skills. Whilst working with minimal supervision, you will look to avoid problems before they arise, developing and improving office systems when needed and working to ensure that FFI’s head office provides a welcoming and efficient working environment for employees and visitors alike.
You will have good relevant experience in an office/facilities management role, or experience where you can demonstrate relevant and transferable skills. Excellent Outlook skills, and strong Word and Excel abilities are essential and previous use of Microsoft SharePoint also desirable. Knowledge and experience of health and safety in a UK office environment is a requirement of the role, whilst knowledge of, and an enthusiasm for, environmental and sustainability issues would also be particularly advantageous.
In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within an international, impactful and ground-breaking organisation, at the forefront of global conservation. In addition, FFI offers a generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance and life insurance.
Our offices are located in central Cambridge, just a few minutes’ walk from glorious historic buildings and museums, the picturesque River Cam, the central market and shopping centre, and a host of cafés and restaurants. Please note that whilst FFI is adopting hybrid working practices involving partial remote working within the UK where appropriate, it is envisaged that due to the nature of this role, it will be based full-time in the Cambridge office.
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The closing date for applications is Sunday, 29 May 2022