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Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Higher Farm
Castle Cary

Posted: 26 Apr 2024

Deadline: 3 Jun 2024

Compensation: £28,000 p/a

Paid Full-time


Job description

Higher Farm is a regenerative food and farming project on a mission to increase access to local & natural food. We are a new and exciting company based near Castle Cary and looking to grow our team!

We are currently hiring for a mixed administrative position that involves being EA to our two founders, Giacomo and Matteo, and general Office and Company Administrator. 

Executive Assistance to Founders:

  • Assisting our two co-founders with all areas of “life admin.”

Office Management & Administration: 

  • Site & Property Administration: managing the administration for the farm including organising maintenance works, health and safety, insurance policies, etc.
  • Accounts: processing payments and invoices, liaising with company accountants to process payroll, VAT reports  and yearly accounts. 
  • HR Admin: Organising contracts, holidays, company off-sites etc.
  • Enquiries: most enquiries will be directed to our relevant department but you will manage any enquiries coming into our main email. You will answer our phone and assist in processing cabin accommodation bookings. 
  • Office management: maintaining the office space, staying on top of supplies, organising the company diary etc.


  • 1-2 years of experience in a relevant field.
  • Clerical skills: good understanding of how HMRC accounting works, understanding PAYE, payroll, managing invoicing, managing payment transfers e.t.c 
  • Outstanding organisation skills to manage multiple work streams and small tasks.
  • Proficient IT skills: you are likely to be processing lots of information using a computer, so you’ll need strong IT skills. 
  • Excellent communication skills: very important for liaising with our growing team and with customer enquiries.


  • Work will be at our office on the farm: Higher Farm, Sutton, BA46QF (5 minutes from Castle Cary)
  • Salary: £28k/year
  • 28 Days holidays
  • Vibrant, inclusive, energetic work culture  

Lots of food, farming, and people activities for you to enjoy!

Application information

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About Higher Farm

Higher Farm is a regenerative food and farming business based in the heart of Somerset. We are a mission driven organisation, working across the food system to increase access to local and natural food.

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