Job Description Template for an Office Manager

A job description that attracts the right candidate for your role is crucial so the more information you can provide, the better. When briefing any Office Manager candidate, we always discuss the vacancy in great depth including the duties, history of the role, company culture as well as any benefits package. We spend a long time focusing on the right fit for you, so we want the description to also speak to a candidate and make them feel excited by the opportunity.

At the start of the job description, it is worthwhile including a company profile describing what you are looking for and giving an overview of the company and culture. You may also want to include a link to your ‘About Us’ page. This will help to bring the role to life and allow the potential Office Manager candidate to get a feel for the relevant personalities or teams they could be working alongside.

If you would like to access to our pool of talented Office Managers, please get in touch. In the meantime, please see below a Office Manager template for your use.

Responsibilities of an Office Manager

Below is a list of bullet points discussing the key responsibilities of an Office Manager:

  • Overseeing the day to day smooth running of the office
  • Managing the office budget
  • Arranging catering for meetings and events
  • Managing office supplies
  • Liaising with suppliers such as IT and cleaning staff
  • Handling any facility issues
  • Being responsible for Health and Safety and fire regulations within the office
  • Managing expenses, invoices and the company credit card
  • Inducting new starters
  • Interviewing potential new employees
  • Assisting HR with appraisals and reviews
  • Ensuring payroll is kept up to date
  • Managing subscriptions
  • Ensuring all staff have building access
  • Managing the front of house and admin team
  • Negotiating insurance contracts
  • Providing cover for the reception team if required
  • Reporting for senior management team

Requirements of an Office Manager

Below is a list of bullet points describing the qualifications or personality profile that an OM needs to have or aspire to:

  • Educated to A. Level
  • Competency with Microsoft Office
  • Confident and friendly personality
  • Experience in managing others
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Approachable
  • Comfortable multi-tasking
  • Unflappable and calm
  • A project management qualification

Benefits for an Office Manager

Below is a list of the benefits an Office Manager would have to work with your company:

  • Salary bracket
  • Pension
  • Mobile Phone
  • Private medical insurance
  • Core office hours
  • Annual bonus
  • Holiday allowance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Gym membership

You can also include the softer benefits, such as team social events, flexible working hours, fully stocked fridge, annual pay review etc.


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