Part-time Office Manager

  • Job Reference: SWR2754
  • Date Posted: 28 May 2021
  • Recruiter: Leading Lives
  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
  • Sector: Administration, Management and Executive Positions, Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Part-time Office Manager – Leading Lives provides high quality social care support for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs across Suffolk and beyond in the home and in the community. 

We are a leading social enterprise that is highly regarded by our customers for providing social care support with a difference. We exist to support people with social care needs to lead the life they choose. 

We are delighted to advertise this vacancy for the role of Part-time Office Manager. This is a newly created role within the Head Office team, where you’ll be responsible for providing leadership and co-ordination of a strong team of qualified professionals delivering excellent back-office support to the organisation across Finance, ICT, Human Resources, H&S and Property. 

The Role: 

  • An opportunity to contribute to making a real difference
  • Award-winning comprehensive and bespoke training
  • Holiday package, increasing with service
  • Competitive salary 

Working closely with the Managing Director and the 5 business line Directors of Operations, your role will be to co-ordinate delivery of quality back office functions. You’ll act as a visible leader, understanding the day-to-day challenges of providing services to customers. This role requires a general manager who can co-ordinate a competent, diverse team of qualified professionals. 

Accountabilities of the role: 

  • Ensure access to financial advice and information for the MD, Board and Directors of Operations
  • Oversee and co-ordinate the Company’s medium term and annual budget planning, providing advice to colleagues and Board members
  • Responsible for overseeing the financial accounting, management accounting, forecasting, budgeting, any tax implications of proposals, periodic regulatory reporting, and control systems
  • Plan and oversee the company’s tax liabilities working closely with the company’s auditors
  • Oversee and co-ordinate the operations of the Finance team, ensuring the development and maintenance of appropriate accounting systems, controls and records, ensuring compliance with statutory and related accounting and tax regulations and requirements
  • Project manage the company’s new digital strategy working closely with our outsourced ICT provider, MD, Board and Directors of Operations
  • Provide leadership guidance and coaching support to the HR Manager responsible for the people strategy
  • Provide leadership guidance and coaching support to the Property Adviser responsible for managing and growing the company’s property portfolio
  • Provide leadership guidance and coaching support to the H&S Adviser responsible for H&S compliance across the organisation 

Working in social care, we know that no two days are the same, but every day counts. 

What you need: 

  • A track record of general management experience at a senior level, ideally within a social care setting
  • Sound knowledge of financial, ICT and HR processes and policies within an SME environment
  • Graduate calibre, ideally AAT Level 4 qualified
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Business and commercial acumen
  • IT Literate
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Proven experience in delivering results and effective decision making
  • Approachable, with excellent coaching skills 

Please note due to the nature of this role, all new appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS with Children and Vulnerable Adults’ Barred List checks, along with all other pre-employment checks in line with Safer Recruitment guidelines. 

If you have all the relevant skills and would like to join our company, please apply by forwarding an up to date CV as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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