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Ridge and Partners LLP Property Consultant in Manchester, United Kingdom

Location: Manchester/North West

At Ridge and Partners, we offer client care and advice that very few, if any can match. The Property Consultancy team fully embrace this philosophy by providing strategic advice and guiding our clients through our full spectrum of property consultancy and advisory services.

Due to our continuing success and growth in the North West, Ridge and Partners are now looking for a Property Consultant from a Surveying, Real Estate or Management Consultancy background to join this successful and talented Property Consultancy team.

A career in the Property Consultancy team at Ridge will offer you a high level of intellectual challenges and the opportunity to become a valued member and progress in a growing and extremely exciting sector.

As a key point of contact for our clients, your high level of problem solving, communication skills and commercial awareness will be essential. Along the way, we will work with you to develop your wider consulting skills in support of your existing technical competency, expand your professional horizons and enjoy a happy and fulfilling career as part of our team.

As a member of the Property Consultancy team you will work on a range of engagements, providing strategic advice and support in connection with some of the following:

Strategic Advisory

  • Healthchecks and reviews

  • Stock transfers, rationalisation, disposal, mergers and acquisition

  • Staffing structures

  • Interim management

  • Training, mentoring and development

  • Process mapping

  • Developing and prioritising works programmes

  • DLO and contractor performance reviews

  • Value for money appraisal

  • Audit preparation

  • Assessing asset performance (including NPV) and options appraisal modelling

  • Investment appraisal and planning

  • Report writing and development of action plans

  • Providing asset management and compliance strategic advice and support

  • Decent Homes and HHSRS assessments and validations

  • Developing and prioritising works programmes

Asset Management

  • Managing large scale stock condition and validation surveys

  • Undertaking asset management database appraisals

  • Advising on best practice data management

Development and Regeneration

  • Preparation of development strategies

  • Undertaking development appraisals

  • Identifying potential development opportunities

You will also have an active involvement in supporting future growth within the team, including development of proposals and wider business development activities.

  • Appropriate university and professional qualifications such as RICS, CIOB would be highly desirable, although not essential

  • Housing sector related qualifications such as CIHCM would be desirable, although not essential

  • An understanding of the housing, central and local government sectors would be highly desirable

  • Knowledge of current asset management, compliance and statutory best practice and regulatory requirements will be essential in advising clients and must be up to date

  • Strong project management skills, and ability to deliver engagements within tight timescales, to appropriate quality and financial objectives

You will be of an analytical mind and high level of intellect - combining excellent written and oral skills to produce considered and robust reports and reasoned advice.

It is anticipated the role will require initial and on-going training in areas where knowledge may be limited and you will be fully supported by Ridge in gaining this expertise.

What’s in it for you:

As a UK top 20 multidiscipline property and construction consultancy, our reputation is built around delivering scale and expertise with a personal touch. As an employer, our culture is shared and our teams’ brilliant minds often think alike. That said, we also respect and support everyone as a wonderfully diverse bunch of individuals. Everything we do is guided by our values: Quality and reliability, Proactive and creative, Agile and flexible and Entrepreneurial and dynamic.

Professionally, all services are accredited to BS EN ISO9001 2015 for quality, ISO14001 environmental and ISO18001 Health & Safety. Ridge has been steadily growing since 1946 and now employs over 640 people in 12 offices across the UK. As an established and stable company, we are not going anywhere, but you might have the option to… we are also delivering projects worldwide.

Personally, working for Ridge means you will receive excellent benefits including a highly competitive salary, private healthcare, car allowance, a generous company pension scheme, income protection insurance and 25 days of holiday a year (increasing with years’ service). Ultimately work-life balance is important to everyone and we work hard to enable this.

If you have reached the stage in your career where you want to re-spark your energy and passion for what you do, get in touch.

What happens next?

All applications to Ridge are assessed on merit against the criteria within the job description, and in consultation with the Partners. We will keep you updated during the reviewing process. Your details will always be held with the utmost confidentiality, and in accordance with data privacy and security regulations.

Address Line 1: Belvedere House, 5th Floor