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We are hiring an Office Manager!

21 July 2022

Are you looking to develop your career in office administration whilst working for a community-based charity? Can you take the initiative and show that you’re a team-player, supporting your colleagues in delivering high quality admin support?

Cripplegate Foundation and Islington Giving has an excellent opportunity to join us as our Office Manager, ideal for someone with existing office management experience or someone keen and ready to step up in their career and take on more responsibility. The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Excellent communication skills and the drive to succeed as part of the Foundation’s Resources team.
  • A hands-on attitude with the willingness and the initiative to work with the team doing a variety of different tasks to achieve a common goal.
  • Comfortable working with deadlines and priorities, managing your own workload and the expectations of others.
  • Well organised and prepared to take on information in many forms and quickly translate this into action.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn about the voluntary sector, particularly learning about trusts and foundations and grant making, as well as developing skills in a variety of admin functions, including databases, finance, premises and health and safety. The Office Manager is crucial to our very busy and friendly office of 11 people. Working in a small organisation, the role is diverse, and includes responsibility for data entry on to our grants and donor database, efficient office management, publicity, and events. You will often be the first point of contact for all enquiries, including grant applicants and donors.  Your day can range from helping to plan and obtain quotes for new laptops to organising events for 100 people and talking to people about how to apply for a grant.  No two days will be the same.

How to apply 

If you would like to apply for this role, please submit an up-to-date CV and a short covering letter of no more than 1 page of A4 outlining your suitability for this role and answering the following question:  

What do you think are the three most important qualities a successful Office Manager needs in order to be a success in this role and why?

Please send these two documents as well as the Equalities Monitoring and References form, by 10am on Monday 15th August 2022, to recruitment@cripplegate.org.uk.

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact Nilesh Pandya, Director of Finance and Resources, on nilesh.pandya@cripplegate.org.uk or 020 7288 6946.

For more information and to apply please download an application pack using the links below: 

Download recruitment pack (Word) 

Download recruitment pack (PDF) 

We value diversity, equality, and inclusivity. Applications are especially welcomed from underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to gender, race, age, sexual orientation, disability, and religion. Please let us know if you require any further support with this application, or the role.