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The Vegan Society is an anagram of The Nicest Voyage. Quite fitting, we think, as for many people veganism is a journey – and a pretty remarkable one at that. Regardless of where you are on your vegan journey, our staff are on hand to make it easier, healthier and more fun. And if you think you’d be great at helping others with this, read on, as this may be right up your street.

The Vegan Society makes veganism more accessible and an easily adopted approach by supporting individuals, policy and decision makers, caterers, manufacturers, health care professionals and the media.

Who we're looking for

Are you passionate about changing the way we treat animals? Do you want to help reduce damage to our environment? Do you want to get people to enjoy healthy vegan food that looks good and tastes great?

As individuals, we have a somewhat eclectic mix of skills, passions and idiosyncrasies…but it works. Probably because we all have one thing in common: we believe we’re onto something really special.

In order to meet our ambitious plans for the next few years, we need to recruit some new people to our team in our new offices conveniently located by Snow Hill station in Birmingham.


  Receptionist (Apprentice)

The Role

We are looking for a Receptionist (Apprentice) & Assistant to Office Manager to manage our front desk and to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks.

As a Receptionist, you will be the first point of contact for the society. Our Receptionist’s duties will include welcoming guests, informing staff members of their arrival and seating them for meetings. Coordinating front-desk activities, including distributing post and taking, screening and redirecting phone calls. Speaking to callers and offering general vegan advice where appropriate. Ensuring the reception area and meeting rooms are tidy and presentable.

You will also be the assistant to the office manager which will include administrative support such as filing, scanning and proofreading, primarily for the office manager but across the organisation as needed. Responsibility for the administration of our [email protected] mailbox which involves distributing emails to the correct departments and replying to queries. Covering for the Office Manager during periods of absence by ordering stationery, office supplies and arranging any emergency office repairs that may occur.

The role will be working towards gaining a Business Administration qualification over a 2-year period (or sooner).

What we offer

  • A fun and supportive team
  • A solution-focused atmosphere and hard-working environment
  • Flexible working hours
  • Employee Assistance Programme and health cash-back scheme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers scheme
  • Animal companion compassionate leave
  • Ethical pension scheme
  • 28 Days Annual Leave + 8 Bank Holidays
  • Central Birmingham office location

Salary and hours

This is full time (37.5 hours per week) role with a salary of £9360 per annum.

How to apply

The application deadline is 9am Friday 9th August 2019. Interviews will be held w/c 12th August 2019.

Please apply using the application form HERE and email to recruitment[at]vegansociety[dot]com

Download the job description and person specification.

CVs cannot be accepted. No agencies

To discuss this job role please call Tania De Bruler, on 01905 317537 or email recruitment[at]vegansociety[dot]com.