Ridge Surveyors Limited

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Job type

  • Permanent
  • Full-time


3 Valentine Place, London SE1


Pulled from the full job description
  • Car scheme
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Private medical insurance

Full job description


Location: London

Who are we?
We’re a built environment consultancy, helping our clients transform the quality and sustainability of the built environment. We are enabled by great people who are inspired and proud of what they do and respected for who they are.
At Ridge our people are the foundation of our success, and our greatest asset. Our people are what separate us, they drive our vision and embody our values. We offer not just a job, but a journey. We believe in commitment, and the value of a stable, flexible, long-term career path. We challenge our people to be the best they can be and help them grow with the right development.
Our London office is on a journey of growth, and we are busy building a high-performance team who are connected by our values and shared sense of purpose. We are building an energetic culture, where passionate people come together to create great things for our clients. We now have an opportunity for a Personal Assistant to join our team, providing support to two Partners within the London team.

What’s in it for you?
Our people are our business – our vision is to be ever progressive, expanding our expertise and nurturing our talent through Quality, Innovation & Growth, to achieve our strategic outcomes:
  • Growth which fuels ideas and opportunity for all
  • Purposeful and meaningful work
  • Continual development and mentoring
  • Empowerment, inclusivity and respect
  • Happiness and enjoyment
  • Openness, honesty and integrity
  • Acting as one team
Your reward is focused on your total wellbeing, with a package to support all aspects of life. In addition to your salary, you can expect:
  • A healthy holiday balance of 25 days, plus bank holidays & the ability to buy / sell to suit you
  • 3 days a year to give your time to others, volunteering for great causes
  • An inclusive wellbeing offer:
    • Financial – Life Assurance, Pension Scheme (3% Employee, 6% Employer), Income Protection, Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme, flexible choice of Critical Illness Insurance
    • Physical – Private Medical Insurance, Doctor at Hand Private GP, Best Doctors, flexible choice of Dental Plan, Cycle to Work Scheme, GymFlex & Healthcare Cash Plan
    • Mental – Mental Health First Aiders, Help@Hand by Unum
  • A flexible approach to hybrid working, to suit both you & your team
  • Tailored career development – focused on professional, personal and/or educational
We believe that everyone performs their best when they feel like they belong and can be their true selves at work. As an equal opportunities’ employer, we will support you to ensure you have everything you need to be successful and achieve your best in your career at Ridge. If you’d like to discuss accessibility, accommodations or adjustments during your application & selection process, please contact us at workwithus@ridge.co.uk and we will work with you to ensure you feel included and supported.

A polite note to Recruitment Agencies
We enjoy great relationships with our agency partners within our framework, and fully believe in the value of a blended approach to finding the best talent. However, we are recruiting for this role directly and aren’t seeking support from agency partners at this time – any unsolicited CV introductions won’t be honoured, and we won’t grant candidate ownerships on any introduction that you make for roles that haven’t been briefed and released to you by our Talent Acquisition team.
We are committed to nurturing strong partnerships within our agency framework, but there are occasions where we looking to enlist the help of others. If you would be interested in working with us in the future, please send a message to workwithus@ridge.co.uk, and we’ll reach out to you should there be an opportunity.

Role and Responsibilities:

What’s the opportunity?
As a Personal Assistant your role will be wide-ranging and ever-changing but here are some key responsibilities to help you understand the shape of this opportunity:
  • Provide administrative support to the noted Partners, and members of the wider senior team as required
  • Providing extensive diary management, ensuring that current organisational priorities are understood to ensure diaries are aligned and prioritised against the business needs
  • Managing inboxes – sorting and responding to emails as appropriate, highlighting items for urgent attention and fielding speculative approaches
  • Screening and handling phone calls, enquiries and requests
  • Meeting and greeting internal and external guests at all levels of seniority
  • Processing mileage, expenses and corporate expenditure
  • Producing documents, reports and briefing papers – preparing hard & soft copy packs as required and in line with meeting schedules
  • Minute and action taking in meetings, and sharing post meeting as required
  • Organising meetings and events, coordinating with clients, suppliers and other parties and ensuring that the logistics are in place and that everything runs smoothly
  • Arranging all aspects of business travel and itinerary management
  • Be flexible to support the changing priorities of the business, the London team and in particular, the key leaders of the London office
  • Maintain confidentiality, trust and integrity at all times, including in the management of sensitive documents, communications and enquiries
  • Be confident in working closely with the key office leaders and senior team, pre-empting their needs and understanding how they like to operate within the business
  • Provide confidential project support, ensuring that governance and actions are managed, and that the relevant stakeholders are well supported and managed

Experience and Skills Required:

What will you need to be successful?

We place huge importance on people, and it is really key to us to find someone who reflects the values & culture of the business we are striving to become. If you
  • A passion for supporting people, with kindness, compassion and empathy
  • A confidence to establish yourself as a central presence, and a natural key point of contact within the office, for anything and everything! As well as having the confidence in communicating and working with people of all levels across the business
  • Proven previous experience in a Personal Assistant role, ideally within a high-pace environment
  • An energetic character, with the ability to uplift, engage and motivate our teams creating positive experiences and impressions
  • Wellbeing focused – with a willingness to become (if not already) a Mental Health First Aider and First Aider
  • A proactive approach, with the ability to pre-empt the needs of your key leaders and allow them to focus solely on the tasks in front of them
  • A naturally organised approach, with the agility and ability to manage multiple inboxes and balance multiple challenging diaries
  • An ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and trust
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, notably Word, PowerPoint & Excel, (a basic knowledge of InDesign would also be beneficial) and an ability to working with high attention to detail, particularly in report writing, minute capturing and written communication.

To apply for this job please visit careers-ridge.icims.com.