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Office Administrator

Old Amersham


Job ID


Hours per week


Hours of work

To be agreed

Type of Job

Full Time, Permanent



Published By

Tom Pass

Published Date

Closing date

Anticipated start date

About the job

We are so pleased to have this vacancy that expands our support team. We are recruiting an Office Administrator to join our busy team.

‘Office administrator’ sounds a little bit boring but we promise our company and this role is anything but. Being a small, growing company it’s ‘all hands on deck’ which means you will be in the thick of the action, involved and exposed to so much. The role will extend beyond that of a typical office administrator - but it's hard to find the right job title to fit this exciting opportunity.

The person we are looking for is dynamic, customer service focussed, organised and a self starter. Someone who has their antenna up, listens and finds proactive solutions. Someone who supports but also challenges to ensure we are doing the right things, in the best way possible. Organisation is key - we need someone who has their ship in order who can help us manage the plethora of balls that fly our way.

The role is based in beautiful Old Amersham, Buckinghamshire and is for 37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday. We’re offering £18.5k initially so there is room for promotion and growth as you contribute to our business growth and success.

The role will report to the Managing Director where you will have the benefit of receiving 1:1 coaching and development to help you achieve your goals.

We want to arm you with a plethora of transferable skills – from demanding high organisation to sales, marketing and even a little bit of cooking if you’re interested. We will expose you to all elements of our business so that you have a through understanding of our goal. We have strong ethos around continous professional development so we would like the successful applicant to complete an apprenticeship (level and course to fit you).

If you are interested in this placement with us please send us your CV. No boring cover letters please - instead we would like you to introduce yourself and tell us - what task makes you happiest and why? From hoovering to flying we don't mind. Just tell us what truly makes you happy.

In summary:

• To provide comprehensive and proactive assistance to the Culinera team including the Managing Director. Be able to support with all aspects of the Culinera business.

What you will be up to:
• Assist on tasks, issues and enquiries; progress/chase and monitor to ensure timely and successful outcomes.
• Provide a full message and communication service; monitoring timescales to ensure prompt responses to enquiries, questions and requests.
• Update and maintain key Culinera databases and systems
• Support the team with communication, design and operational issues
• Work hard and have fun


- Excellent standard of written and spoken English
- Ability to use technology – tablets, laptops, phones
- Confident in IT systems and able to learn new ones quickly
- A-C GCSE in English and Maths essential
- Self starter


We want you to work WITH us to provide the very best school catering around. We give you access to training opportunities, both mandatory for your role and aspirational. We want everyone we work with to upskill, by undertaking NVQ’s and going to the next level. We are a small, local company, we have zero bureaucracy, are hands on and are100% committed.


  • Competitive rate of pay

  • Flexible holiday - take the school holidays off!

  • Eligible for participation in the Nest Pension Scheme

  • Opportunities for development within our amazing small company

  • EAP with Hospitality Action

  • Lots of reward and recognition opportunities 

About Culinera and safer recruitment

Culinera began life in January 2020 as a small, fresh-focussed caterer determined to disrupt the market and provide an exceptional service to schools. We have started to carve a reputation in the industry for innovation, customer service and skill. We put people, training and technology in the heart of our business to make sure we succeed. We want to recruit people who are committed to our vision of exceptional service, tasty food and customer care. 


Culinera are deeply committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Culinera expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and uphold the highest standards of professional behaviour at all times. We operate a strict safer recruitment policy that aims to ensures we recruit the right people. All successful candidates are required comply with our safer recruitment procedures which include reference checks and an enhanced DBS check.

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