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Office managers are responsible for organising all of the administrative activities that facilitate the smooth running of an office.
They must make sure that office equipment is maintained, relevant records are up to date and that all administration processes work effectively.
In some organisations the office manager may carry out most of the tasks themselves, while in others they will supervise the work of a team of staff.
Although the work of an office manager differs greatly across organisations, they all have the responsibility for ensuring that their office runs efficiently. Job titles vary and office managers typically enter at office administrator level and work their way up with experience.
The role varies according to the type of employer, the size of the organisation and the management structure, but activities typically include:
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