Cambridge Effective Altruism

Office Manager

Cambridge, UK

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Cambridge EA’s mission is to support and inspire people around the world to work on the most pressing global problems. We run online virtual programming and operate within and around the University of Cambridge to achieve this goal.

Key Details 

  • We‚Äôre hiring an Office Manager to manage and improve our 20-40 person co-working space in the heart of Cambridge
  • Apply here. The deadline is Monday 1 Aug, with rolling applications
  • ¬£35-50k salary, depending on prior experience

What are we looking for

We're looking to hire an office manager to help us develop our physical co-working office into an excellent and welcoming community and working space for 20-40 people pursuing (or hoping to pursue) impactful careers.

Our aim is to create a space that has excellent and well-supplied food and beverage options, workspace setups that lead to highly productive and happy staff and visitors, a welcoming atmosphere and great onboarding systems that inspire visitors to return, minimal clutter, and lots of games and other entertainment options for the team to use during breaks or after work. 


  • Identify and execute on how to improve the office's design for improved productivity, collaboration, and relationship generation
  • Liaise and welcome office visitors¬†
  • Maintain and improve the office Slack workspace
  • Serve as the point person for office duties including maintenance, mailing, cleaning, supplies, equipment, bills, room booking, errands, and shopping
  • Encouraging people to run office socials and events

Potential progression

  • Working in operations more broadly within this team or elsewhere
  • Increasing the capacity of the office to be able to house 50+ people comfortably, e.g. by acquiring additional rooms or helping us find and move into a larger space
  • Organising events in the office and elsewhere in Cambridge
  • Supporting the development of other excellent EA co-working spaces globally (working within this org, or elsewhere)

About you

We expect the Office Manager to have 0-2 years of experience doing related work, and a recent graduate who wants to quickly develop an operations skill-set could be a great fit, however, we also strongly encourage more experienced candidates to apply if you’re excited about the role. 

If you have a few of the following qualities, we would be excited for you to apply. We don't require you to meet all the criteria: it's very likely we will select a candidate who doesn't. 

  • Excited about creating community spaces that enable impactful and focused work, as well as fun social events¬†
  • Great organisational and planning skills
  • Willing to develop (or have) the skills necessary to operate and manage software relevant for office management (e.g. Slack, Google Sheets, Airtable)
  • Great written and verbal communication skills, and a positive and friendly attitude¬†
  • Creative, resourceful, and enjoy solving problems quickly¬†
  • Motivated by our mission to help solve the world‚Äôs most pressing problems

We believe that a more diverse team leads to a healthier and happier workplace culture, better decision-making, and greater long-term impact. In this spirit, we especially encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply to this role, and to join us in our mission to help solve the world’s biggest problems.

Logistical details

  • Application process¬†
    • Initial application (<30 mins)
    • Work task (~2 hours)¬†
    • 30-45 minute interview¬†
    • 1-2 day in-person work trial (flexible timings) around mid-late August
  • Preferred start date before the end of September, but can be later¬†
  • We prefer full-time, but are open to part-time (e.g. 3-4 days per week)
  • Compensation will be in the range of ~¬£35-50k, depending on prior experience
    • Pension scheme with 4% employer contribution
    • 25 days + bank holidays paid leave per year (plus bank holidays)
    • ¬£2,000 productivity budget
    • Encouraged to spend 10-20% of working time on self-development and learning¬†
  • Based in-person in our Cambridge-based office
    • The work schedule will is flexible, but evening and weekend work may be required on rare occasions
    • Report to the Operations Manager or the CEO
  • We're able to provide visa sponsorship for these roles for the right candidate, and you're welcome to apply if you'd need a visa

Time commitment: Full time

Applications due: 2022-08-01

  • Category Community-building
  • Created by Dewi Erwan
  • Submitted 04 Jul
  • Last updated 04 Jul