Operations Assistant - London

Osborne Richardson
London (Greater)
£23,000 - £25,000 + Full Benefits
Closing date
10 Jul 2021

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A successful independent town planning consultancy led by experts in handling high profile and challenging projects. The company, based in Central London, has a track record of successfully guiding clients through the complex UK planning system.

Job specifics

This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly, busy and growing team of 28 within the operations side of the business. A pivotal and varied role with scope to develop skills and career. The team is looking for a bright, personable, vibrant and committed person to join during a period of growth. You will report to the Director of Operations and HR and support the Board of Directors and wider team across the business.

This is a heavily involved role, with scope for the right person to take on more responsibility over time.

The role is full time, 9am-6pm Monday to Friday with flexibility to work from home as the team phase a renovation and return to the office over the coming months.

Role responsibilities:

  •  Assisting the Director of Operations and HR, Board and wider team in all areas of the  business.
  •  Represent the company as the first point of contact.
  •  Maintaining smooth running of the office and assisting with operational issues.
  •  Facilitating phased office return with support of Director of Operations and HR
  •  Phone and reception duties, meeting room and building maintenance.
  •  Assist with ad-hoc administrative support, projects and duties as required.
  •  Liaising with all suppliers, order supplies.
  •  Extensive meeting and diary management.
  •  Event management and marketing support.
  •  Website and intranet management.
  •  Maintaining client and account databases.
  •  People operations support.
  •  Office systems administration.

Candidate requirements:

  •  Degree or equivalent qualifications.
  •  Previous office experience is desirable.
  •  Numeracy and IT skills are essential.
  •  Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe and Google Suite.
  •  Organisational skills – ability to prioritise
  •  Professional, courteous and self-motivated.
  •  Analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  •  Careful attention to detail.
  •  Willingness to learn and happy to ‘pitch in’.
  •  The ability to work as part of a team.
  •  Committed to growing with the business and self-motivated.
  •  Strong verbal communication skills.
  •  Fluent verbal and written English essential
  •  Comfortable taking responsibility and working independently.

Package Remuneration and benefits:

  •  Competitive salary
  •  Discretionary bonus scheme
  •  25 days holidays (increasing by 1 day after 3 years’ service up to a maximum of 28 days)
  •  Company pension 5%
  •  Private health care
  •  Employee Assistance Program
  •  Wellbeing/gym contribution
  •  Continued professional development
  •  Professional subscriptions
  •  Flexible working


If you are interested in this job, please apply now, alternatively you can call me for an informal discussion about it - 07894229847

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new job in Planning, please do send your CV to me (CJ Obi) – cj@osbornerichardson.com


Here at Osborne Richardson our business is people - Our simple philosophy recognises the need to fully understand the objectives and needs of both our Candidates and Clients to provide the highest level of service and the most effective tailored solutions. 

We act on behalf of a diverse range of clients, including Private Sector Consultancies, Developers, Design Consultancies and Central and Local Government bodies 

Our consultants have a thorough knowledge of their specialist sectors and extensive experience of recruiting for Permanent, Interim and Contract positions throughout the UK.

We are committed to providing both Clients and Candidates an informed, personal and high-quality level of service, dedicated to achieving their recruitment and personal career objectives.

For further information on how we can help please contact one of our consultants on 0207 5801500 or alternatively email;

Private Sector roles - CJ Obi - cj@osbornerichardson.com

Public Sector roles – Thomas Atkinson - thomas@osbornerichardson.com

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Circus House
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