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The job is extremely diverse in its nature and is different from one employer to another but some daily duties include:
Office management is a full-time, hands-on job and whilst hours are generally advertised as the standard 9 to 5, expect plenty of overtime, especially during peak times or for example when the department is under-staffed. It is primarily an office based role though within a large organisation it may be necessary to work in different office locations from time to time.
No formal qualifications are needed for the office manager role, however, you'll be expected, at the least, to have gained experience in a similar role or have an extremely strong track record of providing comprehensive administrative support, working as part of a team and preferably managing a small group of people.
A future employer would typically be looking for some of the following skills:
As is always the case, remuneration is dependent on location and the nature of the business you're working in. If you're relatively new to the job, you'll be lucky to top £20000 per annum. After a few years' experience and a decent track record, you could command a salary of up to £30000. Top office managers in large organisations in London and the South East can earn upwards of £45000 a year.