Skip to main content

OFFICE & FACILITIES MANAGER

Simon & Schuster is one of the most successful global publishers with a strong UK presence.  Our fiction list in the UK includes bestselling authors such as Philippa Gregory and Santa Montefiore, along with literary names such as Graham Swift, Joseph Kanon, Isabel Allende and Tom Rob Smith. Our diverse non-fiction list ranges from number one bestsellers Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run, Hillary Clinton’s What Happened, Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret and Rupi Kaur’s The Sun and Her Flowers to award-winning sports books and critically acclaimed authors such as Laura Bates, Benjamin Zephaniah, David Grann and Walter Isaacson.

Our children’s list is one of the fastest growing and most innovative children’s lists in the UK, the winner of many prestigious awards with strong sales.  The list includes bestselling brand authors Cassandra Clare, Danny Wallace, Rachel Renee Russell and Ben Miller. Stars on the picture book list include the Underpants series by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, award-winner Benji Davies and bestselling picture books by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. 

Simon & Schuster also represent a number of well-respected, eclectic and successful publishers in the UK, which include Elliot & Thompson, Rebellion, Black Library, Andrews McMeel, Viz Media, National Geographic Adult, Boom! Studios, Inner Traditions, Gallup Press and Orenda Books. 

 

Job Profile:

We are looking for a self-starter Office & Facilities Manager to look after the running of office, reception and facilities. This is a fast paced and varied role for someone who is highly motivated, pragmatic and versatile.  Reporting to the Commercial Director, you will be responsible for the smooth running of the office environment.

 

The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity for a capable individual who will manage the company’s office and facilities needs efficiently and to a high standard that the Board, staff, authors and visitors would expect.  This is a busy role that requires a high level of energy and lots of initiative. 

On a daily basis you will be looking after our office facilities from managing third party service providers, for example the cleaning company, desk moves, to building maintenance management, whilst at the same time managing the Office & Facilities Assistant to run the post-room, stationery supplies and reception – you will be required to cover these activities during periods of absence.

 

The Candidate Profile:  

This role will suit a flexible, proactive person who will possess the credibility to challenge existing processes and suppliers to deliver the efficiency required. Organisational, time management and communication skills are a must as is the ability to learn quickly.

Strong supplier management and liaison is essential as well as awareness of statutory requirements such as Health and Safety.  A qualified First Aider would be desirable, however not essential.

The ability to communicate at all levels is a must as the role involves working directly with the internal staff as well as authors and the general public.

 

Contact Details:

Please apply via our careers site https://cbs.avature.net/cbssscareers/JobDetail/Office-Facilities-Manager-12-Month-FTC-Maternity-Cover/17306 attaching your covering letter with details of your current salary and expectations.

Simon & Schuster UK is an equal opportunities employer committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

OFFICE & FACILITIES MANAGER

Full-time, Maternity Cover
Children's Publishing
Office Manager
Salary description: 
Competitive