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14th Jun 2024

We’re hiring an Office Manager

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The Institute of Making team is expanding!

For the first time ever, the Institute of Making is hiring an office manager. 

We’re looking for a positive, collaborative person with excellent organisational and communication skills to help manage the day-to-day goings on of our growing organisation. Could it be you?   

Deadline for applications: Sunday 7th July 2024, 23:59  

For the full job description and application process, please see here.  

For more information or to ask any questions please contact  

This is a permanent full-time role, primarily working from our Stratford site, with some days each month (potentially up to one day per week) being in Bloomsbury.

Please note: we do not require you to upload any research papers. This is an automatically generated field in the application process common across all jobs at the university, but is not relevant for this position. Feel free to leave this section blank/skip.

About the job...

We’re looking for an enthusiastic Office Manager to administer a varied workload whilst delivering tasks to a high standard. You will need to communicate effectively with a wide range of people, both internally and externally, to build positive working relationships. Being organised is essential, as are good people skills.  

The Institute of Making team is collaborative in everything that we do; we're driven by open and creative conversations and enjoy working together to make exciting, engaging and unusual projects happen. Our new Office Manager should share and celebrate these values.  

Duties include: managing the Institute of Making’s financial administration; managing and supporting the Institute’s HR administration; planning, organising and contributing to team meetings and taking minutes where appropriate; overseeing the Stratford reception area, including line managing an incoming receptionist role and any related interns; managing the physical office spaces; overseeing and triaging general internal and external enquiries. They will also generally assist the Institute of Making Director and work closely with other managers within the team, across all areas of the Institute, to ensure the effective running of the organisation. It’s also important that the post holder acts with discretion when working on matters of a confidential nature.