Executive Assistant / Office Manager

Abingdon, Oxfordshire
£40,000 - £45,000
29 Jul 2019
26 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Executive Assistant / Office Manager 
Abingdon - Oxford

Salary £40,000 - £45,000

This is a full time position working 37.5 hours per week. 

The team at Oxford BioTherapeutics brings together a varied set of skills and backgrounds from science and research, through to business and clinical development. 

Our diverse workforce works together, each day, every day, towards OBT's singular goal of curing cancer. 

We promote a culture of innovation, responsibility and steadfast commitment to our goal. 

Together, we believe we can pool our resources and our uniqueness to develop novel, robust cures for one of the most challenging health conditions today.

The Executive Assistant / Office Manager will act as an ambassador for our company and be responsible for managing a professional office environment, as well as being the first point of contact for our CEO, Directors and Board members. 

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Overseeing the efficient running of Board and Executive Committee meetings
  • Providing comprehensive diary management and pro-active itinerary planning for our CEO
  • Professionally managing communications including emails, post and taking calls
  • Managing corporate events and coordinating staff social activities such as the annual Christmas event
  • Warmly greeting visitors, clients, investors and colleagues to our offices from here and overseas
  • Answering the switchboard and effectively handling enquiries (we don’t receive a high number of calls)
  • Effectively managing the office including ordering supplies, arranging scheduled maintenance and managing our part-time cleaner
  • Assisting with initial induction programmes for new employees
  • Arranging suitable cover for front office duties when away from the office (eg temps)
  • Administrative support for our HR and Finance functions

The Executive Assistant / Office Manage will have previous experience in a similar role, preferably within a corporate/professional services environment supporting Executive and Board level. 

Your flexible and professional approach, along with your ability to deliver work to a high standard with minimal supervision, will help you succeed in this position. We are looking for people who thrive working within a team of diverse personalities, and those who demonstrate a commitment to continually improve the environment in which they are working.

There is certainly opportunity to grow with the role as we secure additional funding sources and have significant growth plans for our business. 

You will be rewarded with a competitive base salary, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public holidays, generous Group Personal Pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 Public Holidays, private medical insurance, life assurance 4 x salary, subsidised gym membership and free parking.

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