CLES is recruiting!

Office Manager

Central Manchester

£21k – £30k (dependent on experience)


Progressive economics for people and place

Established in 1986, CLES is the UK’s leading, independent think and do tank realising progressive economics for people and place. Our aim is to achieve social justice, good local economies and effective public services for everyone, everywhere. It is an exciting time to join the CLES team as our work continues to diversify and our influence grows.

The role

You will play a key role in managing the CLES Office. Sitting at the heart of the organisation, this position includes responsibilities around: day-to-day finance updating (utilising Sage); invoicing and office purchasing; human resources; general running of the CLES office, including managing the Chief Executive’s diary; arranging and administering the CLES Board of Trustees; and providing support to CLES communications and events activities.

You will have over three years’ experience in an office role, possibly with a local authority or other public sector agency, voluntary and community sector organisation, and/or charity. You will have the ability to manage a complex and diverse workload and respond to competing priorities in an efficient manner. You will have excellent people and communication skills. Training will be provided in aspects of this varied role.

This is not a standard office management role. It is an opportunity to work in a progressive environment and in an organisation committed to social and economic change. CLES actively welcomes applications from all sections of society. Our aim is that we are truly inclusive and we are committed to a culture where diversity is celebrated.

Registered charity number 1089503.

How to apply

To apply please submit a CV and cover letter to Laura Symonds:

By post: Laura Symonds, CLES, Express Networks, 1 George Leigh Street, Manchester M4 5DL

By email:

Job Description

Person Specification

The closing date for applications is 9am, Tuesday 2nd May 2017.

Interviews will be held on Friday 5th May 2017.

For an informal and confidential discussion about the post, please contact Neil McInroy, Chief Executive of CLES on 0161 236 7036.