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SWM are recruiting for an Office Manager – deadline 10.12.21

Our organisationSustainability West Midlands (SWM) was established in 2002 and is the sustainability adviser for the leaders of the West Midlands. Our vision is that the West Midlands is leading in contributing to the national target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 whilst addressing health inequality and driving inclusive growth. This is framed through our Roadmap to 2030. We’re a not-for profit company that works with our 100+ members who are leading individuals and organisations in the private, public, and third sectors. Our members include Arup, Grant Thornton, Hortons’ Estate, Mott MacDonald, National Express, Severn Trent, Tarmac and Veolia. We work with customers across the UK as well with recent projects including work for the Climate Change Committee, the Environment Agency, the West Midlands Combined Authority, local authorities, universities and businesses.   “The input of SWM has been huge in helping set our priorities.” Andy Street, West Midlands Mayor  

The role 

With our proven success, our organisation is growing. You will be central to our small dynamic team that has been making a difference throughout the West Midlands for almost 20 years. The Office Manager will provide the efficient and effective running of our office, finance, HR and governance systems to support the delivery of our Business Plan to 2025. This role will suit somebody with a skillset of financial management and a proven administration background, and who is creative and proactive in their approach. This is an ideal opportunity for someone with a gift for organisation and attention to detail who enjoys a diverse range of activities. Reporting to the Chief Executive, Anna Bright, this role will be attractive to experienced administration professionals who are lifelong learners and able fit in quickly. We are seeking someone who genuinely wants to contribute towards our goal of helping SWM develop and grow as we seek to create a better future for the businesses and communities within the West Midlands. SWM are committed to the promotion of equality and diversity throughout our business and approach. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. 

Application Process  

To apply, please send a covering letter and your CV as one electronic document of no more than four sides of A4 in total.  In your covering letter please set out: 
  1. Your contact details 
  2. Where you heard about this opportunity
  3. Why you want to be considered for the role
  4. How you meet the essential ‘Person Specification Requirements’ set out in Section 3
  5. Any special requirements to access the interview if in-person 
In your CV please set out supporting information including: 
  1. Education and qualifications
  2. Current employment role and salary
  3. History of relevant employment and non-paid work
  4. Two references – which we will contact if you are successful at interview  
Please send your covering letter and CV to anna.bright@swm.org.uk as soon as possible and by Friday 10 December 2021 at the latest.  Shortlisted candidates for interview will be notified as soon as possible after their application is received. Interview slots are available on 13, 15 and 16 December 2021 and will be held in-person or online if subject to Covid-19 restrictions. As we are a small organisation, we will only be able to give feedback to those interviewed.The full job description is available here.

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