Join the team

Join the team

Would you like to become part of the Primary Engineer Programmes team? We are looking to grow our team with people who share our energy, passion and enthusiasm for delivering exceptional programmes, training and events. We have a number of Job vacancies below.

Office Manager

THE ROLE

Primary Engineer’s Office Manager is at the very heart of our organisation and crucial to the smooth running of our support functions.

Responsible directly to the Head of Operations you will take ownership of the day-to-day management of our policies, and support functions across HR, accounting, and administration. No day will be the same and you will enjoy the variety of liaising with our customers and suppliers one day and managing the recruitment process the next.

As the Primary Engineer Office Manager, you will be highly organised, working in a structured way and being able to manage a number of varied tasks and duties. You will organise and coordinate with other departments, managers and staff to ensure organisational effectiveness. You will have a logical approach and be capable of working to tight deadlines.

We are looking for an energetic, efficient professional who doesn’t mind wearing multiple hats, is happiest when the office is running smoothly and enjoys being at the centre of a busy team You should be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks and able to work independently and as part of a wider team.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development of company policies and procedures and manage these.
  • Manage relationships with service providers and office and equipment suppliers.
  • Ensuring accounting systems are maintained up to date for income and expenditure and provide reports to management as required.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing office procedures and standards to guide the operation of the office and administration functions.
  • Supporting HR functions including recruitment, induction and staff development using computerised systems with line managers.
  • Responsible for ensuring office financial objectives are met by preparing annual budget for the office. planning the expenditures, analysing variances and carrying out necessary corrections that may arise
  • Assist in the development of computerised and manual filing systems and manage these to meet the organisational requirements for effective storage and retrieval as well as security, integrity and confidentiality and ensure these comply with prevailing legislation.
  • Ensuring contracts, supplier forms and legal documents are completed timely and accurately.
  • Organise and schedule meetings and appointments for the Strategic Management Team and Directors, and note-take as required
  • Monitor and maintain office supplies inventory.
  • Handle general customer inquiries.
  • Work with the Health and Safety Manager to ensure compliance.
  • Manage GDPR compliance with the Operations Department staff.
  • Ensuring company standards are maintained across administration and office functions.
  • Take the lead on team-building and internal socialising, e.g; celebrating staff birthdays and organising social events for our team.
  • General administrative duties as required, to support the smooth-running of the organisation.

Skills and experience required:

  • At least 3 years proven experience in a similar role.
  • High level of digital skills especially with Microsoft 365 and Office Suite, computerised HR, accounting and CRM systems
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritise work.
  • Attention to detail and sound problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organisational and planning skills.
  • Knowledge of accounting systems, processing invoices and payments, credit control and managing receipts.
  • Knowledge of human resources management practices and procedures.
  • An awareness of GDPR.
  • Good sense of humour and a strong team player.

Location:

Place of work will be AMS Neve, Billington Road Technology Park, Burnley. The role will involve some office work and working from home.

Terms:

Salary: £25,000 pa.

Company Pension Scheme

The post is full-time at 37.5 hours per week.

Hours of work will be Monday to Friday between 08:30 and 16:30.

29 days holiday per annum including bank holidays.

The role will be subject to a 6-month probationary period.

Ability to travel throughout the UK when required.

Benefits:

  • Work from home opportunities
  • Working with some of the world’s largest blue-chip companies as part of their school outreach activities
  • An additional day holiday for each year of employment up to 5 years
  • Opportunities to engage with inspiring people and companies, including industry site visits and conferences.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email your CV and cover letter to recruitment@primaryengineer.com

Please note closing date is 9th April 2021 .

Note: Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Operations Manager

THE ROLE

Primary Engineer is a purpose driven not for profit business who are working to embed engineering into the fabric of every school, ensuring all children have the opportunity to engage with engineering from a young age. We are not an engineering company but instead work with industry and education to ensure that pupils across the UK get exposure to what a career in engineering is like and embed a passion and interest in the industry, creating the engineers the world needs for the future.

We are looking for a passionate and driven individual to join the team and lead on collaborative change across the business.

You do not have to meet 100% of the below requirements to apply – if you want to work for a value led business who change lives through STEM & Engineering engagement, and you think you’re a good fit, then we want to hear from you!

Experience:
The role will require you to work with our CRM, accounts, legal structures, marketing and external contractors so we are looking for someone with the following skills and experience:

  • Expert project management skills with a history of managing and delivering internal projects on time. 
  • Experience with ownership and management of CRM’s and using them as a tool to improve business processes.
  • Experience with accounting, budgeting and cost saving strategy.
  • History of working across multiple departments within a business.
  • Someone who is an effective collaborator across departments, working with service delivery, marketing, partnerships, warehouse and the senior management team.
  • A  self-motivated and driven person, with excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Someone who has the ability to take ownership over tasks, and a willingness to go above and beyond to deliver results while being friendly and approachable with a can-do attitude.
  • Outstanding communication skills, with an ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels.
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Calm and compassionate nature
  • Able to work well under pressure

Responsibilities:
You will be responsible for the operational structures, systems and processes within the business that ensure the successful and professional running of Primary Engineer. Your areas of responsibility include:

  • Financial: Managing the financial admin processes within the organisation, and working with accountants and bookkeeper to ensure accuracy, timely reporting and cost saving. 
  • Team: Manage others within the department effectively, liaise with contractors and represent operations in the senior leadership team meetings. 
  • HR: Support the team involved with legal and cultural aspects of HR within Primary Engineer
  • Systems: Lead and optimise Primary Engineer’s operational systems and tools (CRM), ensuring the full team are using them effectively.
  • Strategic: Continue management and research into these processes and models to further improve the operational efficiency and cost effectiveness of the organisation.
  • Child protection: Ensure that Primary Engineer sets and adheres to the highest standards of safe-guarding.
  • Warehouse: You will work with our warehouse and distribution team to help manage the supply chain and distribution strategy.  
  • Governance: Work with the senior leadership team to prepare information, reports, and documents to ensure compliances are in place across the business.
  • Health & Safety: Ensure that Primary Engineer complies with the highest level of H&S standards, maintain all H&S records, champion a proactive and responsible H&S culture within the team and ensure that all staff receive the appropriate H&S training.
  • GDPR: Assist the senior leadership team to ensure that the organization is GDPR compliant; with regular auditing, excellent record keeping, staff training and set expectations.
  • Reporting: Ensure all areas of the business are accurately reporting information in a timely manner.
  • Policies: Ensure Primary Engineer has effective policies in place across all areas.
  • Legal: Work with external legal counsel (with CEO) to prepare commercial contracts, licensing deals and IP protection.

More about us:
We are passionate about engaging and inspiring children to become the next generation of engineers. Since 2005, we have created an engineering curriculum that spans Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Further Education institutions. Our core aims include; the development of children and young people through engagement with engineering, the promotion of engineering careers for pupils through inspiring programmes and competitions, the development of engineering skills for teachers and practitioners as a sustainable model, and working to address the gender and diversity imbalance in the engineering industry.

A large proportion of young people across the UK have a limited understanding of STEM and, as a result, many perceive themselves to lack the ability to pursue a STEM career or are unsure what a career in STEM might look like. Many students site poor experiences in the classroom directly contributing to these negative perceptions and we at Primary Engineer use our courses, competitions and programmes to address this directly. 

Location: Place of work will be AMS Neve, Billington Road Technology Park, Burnley  (remote work considered).

Terms:
Company Pension Scheme
The post is full-time at 37.5 hours per week.
Hours of work will be Monday to Friday between 08:30 and 16:30.
29 days holiday per annum including bank holidays.
The role will be subject to a 3-month probationary period.
Ability to travel throughout the UK when required.

Benefits:

  • Working with some of the world’s largest blue-chip companies as part of their school outreach activities
  • Opportunities to engage with inspiring people and companies.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £35,000

To Apply:

Please submit a CV with covering letter to recruitment@primaryengineer.com.

Please note applications without a covering letter may not be reviewed.