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Markel Tax

Office Manager

PA / Office Manager

Job posted: 09/10/2019

The aim of the Office Manager role is to provide two key functions; firstly to ensure the smooth running of the Sheffield office and its relations with key suppliers, staff and the wider Markel network. The second part of the role involves acting as a PA for the Director, Associate Director and other key staff as required.

What we look for

Our exceptional and motivated employees are our greatest strength. Our employees provide the highest level of customer service and help maintain our position as a leader in the global marketplace.

Markel Style

The Markel Style is what makes us stand out from our competitors. It's our core value which should underpin how we do business, while influencing our behavior and performance. We are looking for people who have potential and share our passion to live the Markel Style, which is described in more detail below.

If you think you have these core attributes we want to hear from you.

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We want to ensure that you have a positive experience applying for a role at Markel and are able to perform at your best. If there are any adjustments we can reasonably make to ensure that the process is accessible for you at every stage please telephone us on +44 (0)20 7953 6504 or email rec@markel.com.

Job Summary:
The aim of the Office Manager role is to provide two key functions; firstly to ensure the smooth running of the Sheffield office and its relations with key suppliers, staff and the wider Markel network. The second part of the role involves acting as a PA for the Director, Associate Director and other key staff as required.

View the position or apply today via our job board

“Why work for us?”

Diversity and inclusion

Markel is truly a global and diverse company. We believe that diversity makes us better business partners and that embracing people’s differences can bring amazing results and fuel innovation. We have a portfolio of businesses and product lines that operate around the world.

Community involvement

Markel has a rich heritage of supporting communities across the world where our customers and employees live and work. Giving back is part of our history and our future. Our employees share in this philosophy through volunteering, mentoring and fundraising.

Commitment to open doors

Markel is committed to creating the best work environment. Our open-door policy is essential in recognizing business issues as they rise and to address the changing needs of our diverse and global workforce. Challenging management is a component of the Markel Style—some of our best ideas start from a conversation between a manager and an employee.

Entrepreneurial spirit

As the Markel Style states, we pursue excellence, strive for a better way, and share the success of others. Markel associates proactively seek new business opportunities, bringing further success to Markel.

Duties and accountabilites

Reporting to the Director and Associate Director, based in Sheffield, the role will involve:

  • Overseeing the day to day management of the Sheffield office with c.25 staff
  • Being the key administrative support within the Sheffield office with a view to process improvement
  • Regular liaison with other Markel offices; particularly in respect of HR administration, IT requirements, and also the provision of sales and debtor information
  • Regular interaction with key suppliers in respect of the premises and site management
  • Maintaining financial information using a combination of Excel and Sage 50, including banking information
  • Acting as PA to the Director, Associate Director and other key staff as may be required
  • Providing assistance to the consultant base with their dealings with clients and also with HMRC
Skills, knowledge and experience
  • The role requires demonstrable organisational skills as it is widely varied and relies on the Office Manager to structure their own time in line with the requirements of the business
  • Detailed knowledge of MS Office, Microsoft Dynamics and Sage 50
  • Stakeholder management and collaboration skills are essential
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication

We want to ensure that you have a positive experience applying for a role at Markel and are able to perform at your best. If there are any adjustments we can reasonably make to ensure that the process is accessible for you at every stage please telephone us on +44 (0)20 7953 6504 or email rec@markel.com
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