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Office Manager

Growing Communities
London N16 7NX

Posted: 26/03/2021

Deadline: 19/04/2021

Compensation: £14.75 per hour / £28,758 per year pro-rata

Paid Part-time Flexible hours Fixed term / contract

Job description

Do you want to help create a better food system? Then come and be an instrumental part of our organisation!

Growing Communities is looking for an organised, practical and adaptable office manager to provide a strong foundation for our central processes and physical office space. This is a great role for you if you live nearby and would like to work short days in our friendly and interesting team, leaving lots of time for whatever else you have going on in life. Exact hours can be agreed to suit you.

The position is fixed term for 10 months, as part of a maternity cover arrangement, with potential extension to 12 months (dependent on maternity cover needs). 

See full Job Description and Person Specification here

Job Details

  • 13 hours a week (spread over 3 or 4 days, with working hours between 9.30am and 5.30pm) 
  • £14.75 an hour / £28,758 a year pro-rata (£8308 for 10-month contract) 
  • 5% contributory pension available 
  • 33 days annual leave (pro-rata) 
  • Benefits: 30% discount on Growing Communities fruit and veg bags; access to free telephone counselling sessions 

This job is open to everyone, regardless of background. We acknowledge that the environmental sector is less accessible to people from minority backgrounds and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We especially want to hear from you if you feel that opportunities like this are less available to you, or you don’t see yourself represented very often in the environmental or sustainable food sectors.  

Application information

Please take time to read the job description and person specification on our website, and then email the following to Katy Barker, senior manager.

  • Your CV and cover letter (no more than two pages each) making sure to address how you meet each of the ‘essential’ attributes in the person specification, as well as any of the ‘desirable’ attributes if applicable.  
  • The days/times that you would be available to work (between Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm)
  • The equal opportunities Recruitment Monitoring Form 
  • Any availability issues we should know about regarding the planned interview dates listed on our site.

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About Growing Communities

Award-winning east London social enterprise working to reshape the food and farming systems that feed us, through our organic fruit and veg scheme, all-organic farmers' market, urban food growing, training and campaign work