Office Manager

Accrington | Job ID: CMROM0001 | £20,000

A fantastic opportunity for an Office Manager to work with a leading company who pride themselves on delivering quality customer care.

The Intelligent Design Centre is an Architecture based design practice in Accrington with roots stretching back over 100 years. The company offers expertise in building design; focusing on client needs and efficiency strategies.

The practice has an established client base within diverse market sectors, an interesting and growing pipeline of future opportunities and a desire to substantially increase in size and market coverage.

Due to continued growth The Intelligent Design Centre has created an exciting career opportunity for an individual to join the team and become an integral part of the successful company development undertaking the role of Office Manager.

The role is multi-faceted and aimed at providing essential office support and administration together with management duties. If you are a strong administrator with great communication skills, have the ability to display discretion and diplomacy and enjoy being part of a multi-skilled friendly team; we want to hear from you.

As Office Manager your role will include;

  • Reception duties, including answering incoming calls and scheduling appointments
  • Answer general emails and postal correspondence with customers and suppliers
  • Dealing with customer queries and ensuring a high quality customer service is provided
  • Organise and audit the company’s systems, databases, and procedures
  • File and archive accurate records
  • Keep detailed records of daily revenue and cash flow for the business
  • Assist the accountants with payroll procedures
  • Using Xero Accounting software – process expenses, invoices (avg. 10 per month) and seek payments (training will be given)
  • Ensuring all office equipment is fully stocked
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports for the directors
  • Provide administrative support to the Directors
  • Offer support to external Marketing agency with website updates and social media posting in tandem with the Directors
  • Represent the business and portray it in a positive light

The ideal Office Manager must;

  • Have a min. of 3 years’ experience in a Senior Administrator/Office Management role
  • Be keen to play an active role in a dynamic team and willing to contribute to the success of the team and the business as a whole
  • Have a positive attitude and ability to work under pressure
  • Be familiar with the use of recognised software applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Knowledge of Xero Accounting software is beneficial but not essential as training will be given
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess excellent customer service skills and have high attention to detail
  • Have good organisational skills as well as the ability to take initiative and contribute to the effective running of the team

Our client can offer;

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Passionate, close knit team, where everyone is contributing to the bottom line
  • 20 days holidays per year, 8 days bank holiday + 3 days off at Christmas
  • Full time permanent position – 36.5hours/week
    • 9am – 5.30pm Monday – Thursday
    • 9am – 4.30pm Friday
  • Working with a great team, and great clients

If you’re interested in joining a great Lancashire business, then please apply online today.

Please note: As Cummins Mellor is supporting Intelligent Design Centre in this piece of recruitment, we will be required to share your application details with them. Once we have shared your application with Intelligent Design Centre, it will no longer be relevant for us to retain your details and so Cummins Mellor will delete your information from our records.


Cummins Mellor is a family run employment agency who have been serving businesses across East Lancashire for over 28 years. We pride ourselves on sourcing the highest quality, temporary and permanent talent for local employers. If this particular role isn’t what you’re looking for then please take a look at our website for other available opportunities.




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