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Office Manager

We are looking for an experienced, switched on and extremely organised Office Manager to join our team. The successful candidate will be providing full support and managing an office of 20 staff.

Duties will include but are not limited to managing suppliers, organising internal meetings, dealing with IT issues, handling petty cash, making sure the office is pristine at all times and dealing with any office maintenance issues.

The successful candidate will be exceptionally organised, have excellent administration, IT and Microsoft Office skills and excel under pressure. You will be managing a heavy and ever-changing workload so it is crucial that you have background in this sort of role and know how to multi task and prioritise effectively.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Front of house – making sure the office always is functioning well and looks presentable
  • Diary management
  • Office maintenance and management
  • Ensuring the security of the office at all times
  • Managing suppliers
  • Supporting all recruitment drives and HR issues
  • Managing the work experience scheme
  • Dealing with IT issues/liaising with IT support if required
  • Managing petty cash and assisting the finance team as required
  • Liaising with clients
  • Domestic and international travel arrangements
  • Putting together complex itineraries
  • Managing travel budgets
  • Organising office events
  • Reviewing and implementing the company’s health and safety policy
  • Reviewing the supplier agreements for the building
  • Set up and close down of tech in meetings

 

The ideal candidate...

  • Must be a self-starter who shows a huge amount of initiative
  • Will have been a runner / facilities executive / receptionist / office manager
  • The right candidate will have the flare and skills for this role, so length of time working can really lend weight to any application, but ambition and smarts will also gain a lot of affection in our consideration 
  • Excellent organisational, admin skills, IT skills
  • Intermediate-advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Office management experience
  • Personable and approachable
  • Well presented at all times

 

The Future

  • The agency is growing and so are the roles of all members of staff.
  • We are looking for candidates who want to make a career here, and grow their role to take on more responsibilities within the company framework
  • We are a progressive loyal company that reward success and monitor progress constantly.

 

Work with us…

Are you capable of a stroke of genius? The kind that could get the entire country talking?

If you are, we want to hear from you.

At Taylor Herring we specialise in the kind of campaigns that thrill, excite and most importantly, get results.

We’ve built our success by hiring exceptional people and we go the extra mile when it comes to looking after our hugely talented team.

To the right people, we offer highly competitive salaries and benefits – PLUS the chance to rub shoulders  with the most creative agency in town.

You’ll also get to work with our roster of amazing clients: companies like Samsung, Disney, Diageo, Channel 4, Paddy Power and Kelloggs.

Interested? Then read on…

The stuff of greatness…

Why do we win so many awards? Because we have a great team…

Our people are smart, media savvy folk who can write attention grabbing copy. 

They always know what’s making headlines and the latest buzz on social media – and are as happy calling the news editor of a national newspaper as they are briefing a video director.

We are always looking for great people to join us at all levels… so if you're thinking about making the move or would like to be considered for future openings, get in touch.

Email us your CV with a covering letter to recruitment@taylorherring.com

All new positions are promoted via Twitter  – so do follow us at @TaylorHerringUK.

 

Work Experience and Internships 

At Taylor Herring we offer both a four week work experience scheme and a 12-week internship.

Both give you the chance to work at a junior level, assisting our teams with live projects - providing an excellent insight into the varied world of PR.

See what our past work experience have had to say about us below!

You’ll receive training in pitching to the media, writing press releases and researching projects. You will have the opportunity to attend press days, photo shoots and other events. One day you might be jumping on board a tank outside a political conference, another you might be rubbing shoulders with the cream of the crop at the Ivor Novella Awards. No two days are the same!

The Taylor Herring work experience scheme has been running for many years now. We care greatly about our candidates, and we can spot the truly exceptional aspiring PR gurus from first contact. Over the years, our very best graduates have stayed on to work with us at a senior level.

All placements for work experience and internships are subject to the successful completion of a short test followed by an interview.

 What You'll Be Doing

  • Pitching to media
  • Writing and creating materials
  • Research projects
  • Compiling reports
  • Creating media lists
  • Attending press days
  • Assisting on events and stunts
  • Mucking in with general duties including managing newspapers, arranging travel, post … and brewing the tea!

 

Skills Required

  • Wide knowledge of media and consumer trends
  • Social media gurus
  • Great communication skills
  • Highly organised
  • Excellent, tenacious phone skills
  • PC Literate – fully conversant with Windows and MS Office applications
  • Speedy, accurate research talents
  • Sociable and outgoing personality

 

The schemes are unpaid in accordance with Government employment regulations.

We do reimburse travel (up to Zone 5) and some subsistence costs.

This scheme is for anyone interested in pursuing a career in Communications, wanting to gain invaluable experiences in the industry.

The competition for places is extremely high and therefore we are only able to offer places to university students and graduates.

You do not need to be enrolled on a course or have any previous PR experience, however you should be prepared to demonstrate your enthusiasm and passion for working in this industry.

We are currently processing applications for March and April and will shortly be reviewing the applications for our Summer Work Experience scheme.

Internships (12 weeks)

We offer internships to those who are currently studying at university. These are our key requirements;

1. It must be part of your university course

2. You must provide us with paperwork supporting your courses requirement i.e. a letter from your course director

3. Our internships are a maximum of 12 weeks long

4. The internships are unpaid; however we will contribute to travel and subsistence.

 

Applying

Please send us your CV and covering letter, detailing why you think you are the right candidate for Taylor Herring to internsandworkexperience@taylorherring.com

 

Candidate Feedback

“A huge thank you for the last four weeks! Words cannot describe how much I have loved being part of the team – have learnt so much and met some wonderful people. It’s a very special place to work. I have felt so at home and would love to come back!”

-        Ellie, University of Exeter graduate in Drama (8th June – 3rd July work placement)

 

“From the start, I was engaged in varied, challenging and exciting work. Before starting here, I only had a vague understanding of ‘PR’ despite previous work experience. I immediately felt part of the team, and gained experience of shoots, sell-ins, creative thinking session and developing media lists etc. A great insight in to the industry. “

-        Alex, University of Birmingham graduate in History (9th February – 6th March 2015 work placement)

 

“Taylor Herring was everything I imagined it to be and so much more. It was exciting to work with amongst creative and like-minded people. I was immediately made to feel part of the team and actually gained hands on experience. The saying that ‘no two days are the same’ often gets thrown around but, nothing could be more true about my time at Taylor Herring. It was really great to be present at shoots as I got to see how things come together ahead of a stunt.”

-        Clogagh, Nottingham Trent graduate in Broadcast Journalism (9th March – 9th April 2015 work placement)