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Operations Assistant

Secret Compass


Posted over 30 days ago...


Dynamic, Bristol based team achieving the extraordinary, are looking for list loving, adventure minded, admin wonders to join our team!


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£22000 - £26000

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Expires at anytime

Secret Compass is a Bristol-based risk management and expedition company, our ambitious projects seek to achieve the extraordinary in theworld’s wildest places

We are now lucky enough to be supporting a growing slate of TV and Film projects across the world spanning the breaking news, drama, natural history, reality TV and factual genres. We haven’t lost our roots though! Over the last decade we have completed world-first trekking, packrafting and mountain biking expeditions across the globe, in locations as diverse as South Sudan, North Korea, Afghanistan, DRC and Panama’s infamous Darien Gap. 

As the company continues to grow, Secret Compass is recruiting for an exciting new role, Operations Assistant, to join us in delivering our growing portfolio of work across our range of projects.

Outline of role

The successful candidate will be an integral part of the Secret Compass Operations Team, focused on the delivery of high quality, professional admin support to the Secret Compass team. 

Key areas of responsibility.

  • Operations Support. Working with the wider operations team, and closely with the Operations Director, to help in the delivery of operational support to the business as required.
  • Office management. Supporting the Operations Director with broad spectrum office management and administration. 

The successful candidate will be dynamic, personable and engaging. Ideally, you’ll have some experience working in a small, fast paced and dynamic team. You’ll have a great eye for detail and be keen to get involved in all aspects of project and office support. You should be flexible and prepared to adapt to the fluid timelines of TV. 

This role requires a dynamic, adaptable and proactive individual who takes a positive, solution-oriented approach to their work. Being highly organised, efficient and personable are essential for this role. Candidates must have excellent time management, and communication skills, and enjoy being team focused. Strong attention to detail will be crucial for this role. 

This role is suitable for those in the early stages of their career path who are looking to gain good administrative experience across expedition and TV risk management spheres. 

Life at SCHQ

We're a fun team at SCHQ, we’re busy, with sections of the company spanning the adventure travel, TV and film, risk management, creative production and magazine industries, there is no such thing as a ‘normal’ day.

The dog-friendly office is situated in South Bristol within walking distance of shops, town and a park with many of the team choosing to walk or cycle to work – not exactly a hardship in the South-West’s adventure capital and ‘Best Place to Live in the UK’!

Our informal office is populated by ‘outdoorsy-types’ with hobbies ranging from climbing to cycling, horse riding to hiking, and surfing to skiing - and our annual staff days out often reflect these interests with previous trips including coasteering, SUPing and a mountain-bike pub crawl. 

Key benefits include:

  • Competitive salary dependent on experience 
  • Comprehensive onboarding and training programme including CPD opportunities
  • 20 days leave (increasing each year) plus bank holidays and Christmas close-down
  • Generous staff expedition policy and kit discounts
  • Pension, cycle to work scheme and options to request specific benefits
  • Relaxed dress-code, dog-friendly office, in-house bar, unlimited tea, coffee and strange international concoctions

This role will be open until Friday 30 September 2022, however, we may close recruitment early for the right applicant. Interviews for those selected will take place over the first couple of weeks in October. Once the application process has closed, we will be in touch with candidates to let you know of any next steps. 

Apply HERE



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