Office Administrator and Information Manager (Manchester)


The role of Office Administrator and Information Manager is the ideal opportunity for an organised and enthusiastic individual to progress their career within architectural support. It is a varied role that will give you the opportunity to get involved in several different aspects of business administration and gain greater experience of managing information streams within an architectural practice. This role is based in our Manchester studio but includes responsibilities to remotely support project teams across our London and Leeds studios as well.

To succeed in this role, you will need to have:

  • Strong attention to detail, with excellent prioritisation and organisational skills
  • A can-do attitude with the ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including written & verbal communication
  • A proactive and positive attitude and be team motivated
  • Excellent multitasking skills
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite would be an advantage.
  • Good basic education to A level and above preferred or alternative qualification/experience
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience within an administration role
  • Interest in design and architecture

Key responsibilities:

  • Management of incoming and outgoing documentation for project teams across the practice
  • Ensuring the smooth operation of the Manchester studio, including coordinating cleaning and maintenance as required
  • Studio calendar management
  • Answering the phone and redirecting calls
  • Liaise with internal IT support to resolve issues
  • Supporting the Northern Studio Manager to coordinate events for the Leeds and Manchester studio
  • Maintain stationery, daily post, and general studio tidiness
  • Compiling client presentations as required
  • Updating staff CPD records
  • Search tender tracker services for relevant OJEU notices
  • Provide general administrative support to project and support teams across the practice as required

At our open-plan studios in London, Leeds and Manchester, we’ve created an open, fair and friendly culture which allows our diverse team of talented individuals to flourish. We’ve held an Investors in People Silver accreditation since 2010, which is almost unique in our profession. We put a lot into the development and training of our staff. In return, we expect you to be at the top of your game, ambitious to learn and progress.

If you’d like to apply for this role, please send your CV and covering letter to quoting reference OAIMM_0719.

Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive, we only respond to successful applicants.

Cartwright Pickard is an equal opportunities employer.

Office Administrator and Information Manager (Manchester)