The role of office manager covers a wide range of responsibilities in the office environment from administrations and HR to IT related tasks. You'll find job vacancies for general office managers across the UK, though obviously there will be higher volumes of vacancies in cities with a largely professional working population.
The average office manager role is full time and permanent as a good working knowledge of the work environment and employees is crucial, however temporary contracts will occasionally become available for experienced managers. Generally speaking wages range from £18 - £30,000 per annum so a relatively average wage for an office based position. Where a vacancy falls on this scale is very much dependant on experience, the size of the team you will be managing and the size and type of organisation.
Most roles will require a foundation degree or HND as a minimum though a full degree is preferred. Graduates from any discipline may be considered for an office manager role but agencies and employers may well favour business and admin qualifications over other subjects. Taking short courses in skills required for the role such as IT and admin may well strengthen your application, such as those found here at GCF.
Office manager jobs are generally speaking 9-5 and relatively structured. However, it can be fairly high pressured, so a preference for working to deadlines is advised. If you enjoy organisation and have the skills set to match then this role could be for you.