Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours a week) or Part-time (30 hours a week)
Salary: up to £32k per annum depending on experience
Closing Date: 12th August 2022
Are you an experienced Office Administrator, PA or Office Manager looking for your next challenge? Do you aspire to be part of a purposeful, sustainable, and growing ethical brand and want to use your expertise to help Pukka deliver our mission?
Based in our award-winning Bristol head office, The Herb House, the Office Manager is a permanent role. The role is suitable for full-time or part-time working a minimum of 30 hours per week and has a salary of up to £32,000 per annum depending on the experience, alongside a brilliant benefits package designed to nurture your wellbeing and personal development.
About the opportunity
This exciting opportunity requires a flexible and proactive individual who enjoys a mix of routine and variety on a day-to-day basis. Reporting to the Head of Office, Projects and IT, this role will cover a range of both administrative and hands-on tasks that support the fast-paced and agile activities of Pukka.
You will be responsible for the facilities and office management within our demised office space and for the facilities contracts and arrangements for our warehouse. In this role, you will be the primary contact to all the people arriving at the office and act as the central point of contact for the company, liaising between the Pukka team, co-ordinating queries from all departments & external sources.
Take overall control of managing and ordering all office supplies, stationary, food, and drink in line with budget, raise purchase orders, and approve invoices in the company finance system. In addition, maintain the look of the office by keeping it tidy and well stocked, through to working on larger scale high-profile office and facilities projects when needed.
You’ll liaise with the Health & Safety Officer and act as a fire marshal & first aider. Support the sustainability team with data on travel, waste, energy, and utilities. Play an active role in Pukka events based in the Herb House, including but not exclusively the quarterly company days.
You’ll have previous experience in office management/administration, preferably have relevant business qualifications, and a driving licence to facilitate travel between the two sites.
With good organisational skills, you’ll be able to plan, focus and prioritise your work effectively. Communicating well across the teams is essential, and you’ll be naturally collaborative and build excellent working relationships with all the stakeholders. High proficiency with computer systems, including Microsoft Office and databases, will be necessary to fulfil the role.
You’ll be able to confidently manage multiple tasks, have a personable, down-to-earth nature, and can anticipate problems and effectively resolve issues whilst maintaining an enthusiastic and positive attitude.
You must be able to work on your initiative, be confident to make suggestions and influence change, and preferably have experience organising events.
About Pukka Herbs
Pukka Herbs harnesses the incredible power of nature through its award-winning organic and ethically sourced herbal teas and food supplements.
Founded in 2001 by Tim Westwell and herbalist Sebastian Pole, Pukka’s mission is to create a world where plants play a central role in human health and wellbeing.
Pukka is a beacon for sustainable and ethical business. All Pukka’s teas are certified Fair for Life, one of the highest independent fair-trade standards in the world and many of its teas use FairWild herbs. Pukka is a B-Corporation, signifying its ongoing commitment to put people and planet ahead of profits. And over one percent of its sales are given to environmental causes around the world every year through 1% for the Planet.
How to apply
If you’re intrigued and excited by what you’ve read so far, let’s see if you have what it takes to thrive at Pukka. To apply please attach your CV and complete our application with your written answers to the four questions below, and your responses to our two video questions. Your written submission: Tell us more about you.
How do you focus to get the right things done?
In what ways do you show compassion and care?
What change have you made which has taken courage?
Your video OR written submission: What inspires you about working at Pukka? What excites you about this job role?
Pukka supports, facilitates and promotes equality of opportunity and a culture which celebrates diversity and inclusion. The diversity of our people is important for Pukka, and we value and celebrate individual differences.
Recruiting sustainably and inclusively
Planting trees - for every application we receive, we plant a tree through our partnership with TreeSisters.
Carbon offsetting - We offset the carbon footprint of anyone that interviews with us at Herb House, our Bristol headquarters.
Equality of opportunity - Pukka supports, and promotes equality of opportunity and a culture which celebrates diversity and inclusion.
The Halo Code - Our workplace champions the right of staff to protect and celebrate afro-textured hair and hairstyles.
Business as a force for good - We're proud to be a certified B Corp member.