Join the team

Join the team

Would you like to become part of the Primary Engineer team? We are looking to grow our team with people who share our energy, passion and enthusiasm for inspiring and empowering young people. 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.

Service Delivery Contract Manager

THE ROLE

We are leaders in encouraging and inspiring Children to become Engineers and promoting Engineering as a career path.

Our Service Delivery department play a key role within the business, creating the bridge between our Partners who fund our programmes and the Schools we work with.

Our Goal as a not-for-profit Company is to embed engineering into the fabric of every school, ensuring all children have the opportunity to engage with engineering from a young age.

The Role:

  • Develop and maintain long-term relationships with schools and funding partners
  • Identifying and recruiting schools as part of contracts for funding partners, including co-ordinating and encouraging Schools engagement on multiple Primary Engineer Programmes
  • Manage contracts within partner relationships, working to deliver in full and be pro-active while meeting company goals
  • Operates as the point of contact for assigned contracts and schools
  • Communicate effectively within the Service Delivery team and externally with a range of stakeholders in Education & Industry.
  • Ensure schools and funding partners receive requested products and services in a timely fashion as part of contract delivery
  • Resolve schools and partners requests quickly, escalating where appropriate
  • Forecast and track all relevant account metrics in line with contracted deliverables and company targets
  • Managing multiple partnerships across a large geographic area running concurrently with individual deadlines
  • Keep up to date and accurate records of all contracts
  • Ensuring information is accurate and up to date, sharing key changes quickly and effectively
  • Delivering in-person celebration events across the UK which excite and inspire the engineers of tomorrow
  • Providing reports back to the business and funders upon completion of the programme

What You’ll Get:

  • Salary £23,000 to £25,000 dependent upon experience
  • 29 days holiday per year
  • Increasing holiday allowance throughout employment
  • Professional development opportunities and progression within a growing organisation
  • Working with some of the world’s largest blue-chip companies as part of their school outreach activities.
  • Opportunity to travel nationally and internationally with the Company
  • Opportunities to engage with inspirational people and companies, joining industry site visits and conferences.
  • Work from home / hybrid work patterns considered
  • On-site free parking
  • Casual dress at Burnley HQ Offices

We’re looking for:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in a  customer-focused role
  • Confidence in contacting stakeholders from the outset and seeking out new leads
  • Excellent relationship-management skills with the ability to listen and communicate credibly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent organisational skills managing multiple contracts at the same time.
  • Setting and working to effective objectives and timescales
  • Good digital skills with Microsoft 365, Excel and Outlook and experience of using a CRM system is desirable.
  • Confidence in seeking out new leads and contacting schools for the first time.

 

You do not have to meet 100% of the requirements to apply – we’re looking for individuals who share our passion about the aims and aspirations we have and wanting to make a positive impact on the future careers of young people.

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!

To apply please submit a CV with covering letter to recruitment@primaryengineer.com

Service Delivery Co-ordinator

THE ROLE

We are leaders in encouraging and inspiring Children to become Engineers and promoting Engineering as a career path.

Our Service Delivery department play a key role within the business, creating the bridge between our Partners who fund our programmes and the Schools we work with.

Our Goal as a not-for-profit Company is to embed engineering into the fabric of every school, ensuring all children have the opportunity to engage with engineering from a young age.

The Role:

  • Recruiting schools throughout their engagement with fully-funded programmes and building supporting relationships with them
  • Problem solving challenges faced by schools to ensure pupils are inspired by engineering
  • Handling day-to-day calls and management of schools at multiple stages within our programmes
  • Ensuring information is accurate and up to date on CRM System
  • Communicate effectively and sharing key changes quickly
  • Providing a great level of service

What You’ll Get:

  • Salary £21,000 to £23,000 dependent upon experience
  • 29 days holiday per year
  • Increasing holiday allowance throughout employment
  • Professional development opportunities and progression within a growing organisation
  • Working with some of the world’s largest blue-chip companies as part of their school outreach activities.
  • Opportunity to travel nationally and internationally with the Company
  • Opportunities to engage with inspirational people and companies, joining industry site visits and conferences.
  • Work from home / hybrid work patterns considered
  • On-site free parking
  • Casual dress at Burnley HQ Offices
  • Full-time role at 37.5 hours per week (8:30am-4:30pm Mon-Fri)

We’re looking for:

  • 1yr+ experience in a customer-focused role
  • Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to listen and communicate credibly and effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work to objectives and agreed time-frames
  • Excellent organisational skills with attention to detail to manage multiple contracts at the same time
  • Good digital skills with Microsoft 365, Excel and Outlook and experience of using a CRM system
  • Confidence in seeking out new leads and contacting schools for the first time.

 

You do not have to meet 100% of the requirements to apply – we’re looking for individuals who share our passion about the aims and aspirations we have and wanting to make a positive impact on the future careers of young people.

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!

To apply please submit a CV with covering letter to recruitment@primaryengineer.com