Smarkets is hiring an

Office Assistant

London, United Kingdom

About Smarkets

Smarkets is a disruptive fintech startup and one of the fastest growing and most profitable companies per employee in Europe. We've built an event exchange, also known as a prediction market, which allows customers to trade on various events such as sports, political and current affairs. Our strength is technology and trading, with a passion to push the known boundaries of real-time financial technology.

We have been listed as one of 10 European startups to watch by the Wall Street Journal and in 2017, were named the 25th fastest-growing company in Europe in the inaugural FT1000 ranking. In September 2017, Smarkets was #2 in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100.

We are present in London, Malta and Los Angeles, having a total headcount of 110 employees with more than 35 nationalities. We’re searching for a highly organised and resourceful Office Assistant to work alongside our Office Manager in our London HQ. The ideal candidate should have a genuine interest in building up his/her career in Office Management, be a great problem solver, enjoy working closely with people and be an excellent multi-tasker. Not one day is the same and there are many untapped opportunities to make Smarkets an even better place to work in. Our Office Management team has a crucial role in this.


Your Role will include:

  • Being the “go-to” person for staff requests
  • Ensuring that all facilities are operational
  • Working with the Office manager to ensure that the office runs smoothly and efficiently
  • Overseeing the tidiness and cleanliness of the office
  • Onboarding setup (e.g. workstations, access cards)
  • Stocktaking and ordering supplies (e.g. food/drinks/stationery)
  • Handling Couriers/Mail/Parcels
  • Researching suppliers/venues and obtaining quotes
  • Managing external relationships with suppliers
  • Maintaining furniture and IT equipment inventories
  • Providing basic office IT support (e.g. printers, audit visual equipment, video conferencing)
  • Assisting with event organisation (from researching to managing)
  • Booking travel and accommodation
  • Carrying out ad hoc tasks/projects
  • Looking at ways to improve systems and enhance the office


Your Role will require:

  • Some prior experience in office management/support
  • Some work schedule flexibility (although seldom needed)
  • Excellent organisational skills - prioritise and perform multiple tasks seamlessly
  • Hands on and a can-do attitude
  • Great attention to detail
  • An emphatic approach with great interpersonal skills
  • Calm demeanour and the ability to self-motivate in the face of adversity
  • A healthy dose of autonomy and ownership of projects/assignments
  • A practical approach, great problem solving and ability to think in your feet
  • Ability to thrive in a regularly changing environment
  • Initiative
  • Good execution, whilst holding up to high quality standards
  • Someone reliable and collaborative
  • The ability to look for ways to improve systems and the work environment


It's a Bonus if you:

  • Have prior startup working experience or within a fast-growing environment
  • Have a good knowledge of basic IT support
  • Have an interest in technology and working in a highly technical environment
  • Have previous event organisation experience



  • Self-managed environment
  • A great organisational culture
  • Free breakfast, lunch and dinner cooked by our 3 in-house chefs
  • Various drinks and snacks
  • Monthly company events
  • Fun work environment
  • Meditation and family friendly rooms
  • Workplace massages


Compensation Guidance

The salary ranges between £25k and £30k (although flexible) and it will be dependent on experience and the skills you bring into the role. You will also be awarded a select amount of stock options and take part in our profit sharing scheme, should the company be profitable.

Only candidates with previous Office Management/Administration experience should apply.

We are unable to provide visa sponsorship for this role.


This is a full-time job based at our head office at 1 Commodity Quay, St Katharine Docks, London, E1W 1AZ. Please note that we will be unable to provide Visa sponsorship for this role.

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