Office manager

Run the workplace office, supervise admin staff, and take responsibility for smooth day-to-day operations.

Duties and tasks

  • Develops work schedules for administrative support personnel
  • Evaluates staffs job performance and makes appropriate recommendations
  • Hires, trains, monitors and promotes office support staff
  • Implements policies and standards
  • Manages records, budgets and calendar for the office
  • Supervises office employees to ensure that proper procedures, standards and deadlines are being met

Skills required

  • Ability to communicate well
  • Experience with hiring and evaluating support staff
  • Good decision skills
  • Strong managerial skills
  • Understanding of the occupational health and safety regulations

Working conditions

Office Managers generally work 40 hours a week. Although there is a lot of computer and deskwork involved, a good portion of the time is spent supervising staff and managing the physical facility.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Institute of Management

Australian Institute of Office Professionals 

Innovation and Business Skills Australia 

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