Novation Consulting is bursting at the seams with work and we really need somebody awesome to manage our office. You will do a bit of admin management, some project management, and lots of generally organising stuff.

We think this is a part-time role, but then again, what do we know about office management?  That’s exactly why we need you.

This is what Novation does:

  • Plain language forms, contracts, and policies: We create page-turner policies, clear contracts, and user-friendly forms.
  • Compliance and risk management: We do not believe in compliance for compliance’s sake. We believe that compliance policies and procedures should always enhance a business’s ability to fulfil its strategic objectives.
  • Managing change: We believe that compliance is ultimately about influencing human behaviour. Done right, training, and awareness solutions can truly address risk and change behaviour for good. We do e-learning, workshops, newsletters, videos, posters, or whatever it takes to get our message across.
  • Information governance: We help companies improve their information governance strategies. We advise on how information is managed and how to comply with privacy legislation in a way that saves money, increases productivity, and leads to better decision-making.

For more information about us, browse our website.

  1. What will you be doing?

We need somebody who is able to wrangle a small team of misfits into some semblance of order.

What you will be doing will depend a little on your background. This is what needs doing:

  • Supporting our senior consultants on big compliance and risk management projects, including project management and administration
  • Managing our marketing content development schedule
  • Administration of our website
  • Invoicing and billing
  • Co-ordinating appointments and meetings; managing our individual diaries and the team resourcing plan
  • Booking flights, hotels, and rental cars, and generally making sure we get to where we need to go
  • Administration of the office, such as buying office supplies and equipment, printing, and sending telegrams (not really, just feeding our carrier pigeon, Norman)
  • Taking intelligent notes during team meetings
  • Managing tender documentation
  • Organising events and socials
  1. What are we looking for?

These things are a must:

  • Office management experience
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Tech savvy (i.e. using project management tools and the standard MS Office applications)
  • Creative thinking and a curious mind
  • Being a people person
  • A sense of humour
  • A thick skin

These things will be a bonus:

  • Experience working in a law firm or compliance team
  • A qualification or experience in project management
  • A proven love of Lego, Harry Potter, or Star Wars
  1. What do we expect from our people?

We expect our employees to

  • fit in with our values. Here you can go and have a look at what they are.
  • be pragmatic. Common sense and practical solutions are a must.
  • work independently. We don’t micromanage. You will have the freedom to manage your own time and to decide how to get the job done.
  • work hard and set aggressive goals.
  • be flexible. This is often not an eight to five job.
  • get along with each other. We embrace quirkiness and fly our freak flags proudly.
  1. What is in it for you?

The usual stuff and then some:

  • We are a start-up company and are growing fast. There will be a lot of opportunities for you to grow with us.
  • Flexible working hours and leave if you show us that you can get the job done.
  1. How do you apply?

Please note: this position is based in Cape Town. Send your CV and the world’s best cover letter by 13 September 2019 to ann@novcon.co.za

There will be bonus points if you don’t bore us to tears. We also like videos.