Office Manager

Fauna & Flora International

c.£25,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 2nd February 2020  

Start Date: Mid March 2020
Contract Type: One-year, fixed-term contract 

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 on a one-year, fixed-term contract. As a member of the Operations Team you will ensure the smooth running of FFI’s Cambridge headquarters (accommodating circa 110 employees), including responsibility for facilities management, 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 2 employees respectively).

 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 members to high-profile donors and your colleagues in the UK and across the globe, but also your counterparts in the other NGOs, central facilities staff at the DAB, 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 and to develop and improve office systems to add value.

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 skills are essential and previous use of Microsoft SharePoint is 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.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 2 February 2020.

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