Office Manager/ EA - Maternity Cover

HR · Norwich, Norfolk
Department HR
Employment Type Fixed Term Contract - 9 months
Minimum Experience Experienced

Based in Norwich (UK), Tropic Biosciences is a leading agricultural biotechnology company dedicated to developing and commercialisng high-performing varieties of tropical crops which provide significant benefits to growers, processors and consumers. Tropic’s vision is to become a leading seed business with significant ownership of its products from the laboratory to the field, while maintaining constructive relationships with growers and consumers based on transparency and trust.


We are looking for a highly organized and motivated person to join our team as an Office Manager and support to the management team. This is a wide-ranging role and the successful candidate will contribute significantly to the smooth running of the company.  You will be part of a small team and there will be autonomy in the role and while we will support you, there will be significant independence. There are three broad areas that you will be focusing on: Office Management, Executive Assistant to the management team, HR and Finance.


Key responsibilities will include:


  • Office Management
    • Arranging travel for Directors, Board member, VIPs and Staff
    • Office Management – includes internal communications, ordering weekly food delivery, arranging gifts for occasions, stationary orders, post management, query management
  • Executive Assistant
    • Diary support
    • VIP liaison and administration
    • Arranging board meetings and conferences and other events
  • HR
    • Assisting with the onboarding and offboarding process where needed
    • Assisting with new employee relocation
    • Running certain reports through our HR system
  • Finance
    • Invoice management
    • Expense claims

Qualification, knowledge and key skills


  • Organization
  • Experience of working at pace
  • Teamwork

Additional information

  • Job Location –Norwich Research Park, Norwich, England
  • Time Requirement - Full time position, maternity cover contract
  • Compensation – We offer a competitive compensation package to successful candidates

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  • Location
    Norwich, Norfolk
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Fixed Term Contract - 9 months
  • Minimum Experience