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Office Manager

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Harwell Campus is a 700-acre science and innovation campus in Oxfordshire. Part owned by Brookfield and two public sector owners through a carefully curated masterplan, the JV is aiming to significantly expand the campus in a way that will confirm its credentials as one of the key contributors to the UK economy and to research and innovation.

​Harwell is a highly desirable place of work, research and innovation, with over 6,000 people employed on site in over 200 organisations, set inside a mature landscape that is rich in recreational amenities. The organisations located at Harwell are addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges through innovative scientific research and technology, translating into commercial applications and solutions.​

​​Key Responsibilities

General office management duties to ensure the office runs smoothly.

General reception duties including answering phone, welcoming visitors, organising taxis/couriers, completing visitor COVID procedures and providing tea/coffee

Serve as the key point of contact for main office vendors, such as maintenance, mailing, supplies, equipment repair.

Monitor office machines and systems, and problem-solve issues as needed (including copiers, conference room scheduling).

Meeting room/kitchen management - ordering catering and providing drinks for meetings if required.

Monitor and maintain inventory of necessary office and kitchen supplies; order supplies as needed to keep basic supplies stocked, and to fulfill special requests from staff.

Design, communicate and oversee implementation of office operations, policies and procedures.

Maintain and update office phone list, email distribution lists, and other similar systems.

Provide event support and planning, including meetings, events and birthday presents, provide necessary information to Compliance Manager for the Gifts Approval Policy

Manage office card for purchases and expenses adhering the policies

Provide approval for POs for Finance

Assist with any space planning /office moves with Facilities Manager


Act as liaison with IT support company (off site) as required re: IT, printer, or telephony problems, ordering new equipment.

New starters – arrange email address/ IT equipment/ starter checklist.

Review security measures in place and recommend to senior management most applicable.

Provide VC support for meetings when required

Person Specification

Highly organised with a willingness to take on responsibilities

Excellent communication skills

Excellent IT skills

Strong time management skills and ability to prioritise a wide-ranging workload