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Office Manager Austria
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Locally appointed Grade H
Vacancy Description
Locally appointed Grade H – 50% part time/fixed term contract - One year (renewable)/Applicants must have a pre-existing right to work in EU.
British Council Austria is recruiting an Office Manager.

Role purpose The purpose of the 50% Office Manager part is to provide effective Office Management, to manage the office to the highest standards set by audit and other local and UK guidelines and to support services for the small Austria operation, as well as seamless cooperative working with the finance colleague responsible for the office finances based in another office. Main duties include dealing effectively with suppliers, the landlord, tradespeople and authorities (in German) in order to ensure the British Council gets value for money and for the British Council to be respectful to the host country language. As is typical for an Office Manager, the aim is to manage the premises, facilities, procurement, staff salaries, limited IT issues etc. An exhaustive but not exclusive list of tasks is available. It will include day to day running of the office, compliance with Austrian and UK Health and Safety and Security, keeping files and procedures up to date and audit compliant.   

About us
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. 

More information about the job you can find in the attached Role Profile, British Council Behaviours and Skills. Applicants must have a pre-existing right to work in EU.

Applications deadline: 23:59 GMT, 23 February 2020
Interviews: 27 and 28 February 2020
Start date: 1 April 2020

Role Profile
Office Manager Austria.pdf

British Council Core Skills.pdf
British Council Behaviors.pdf

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and is keen to reflect diversity at every level of the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks, including criminal records checks.