We are Churchill Retirement PLC, the fastest growing company in the UK retirement house building sector and we’re looking for people like you.
We’re a family-run, privately-owned business and we’re going places. We’re proud of what we do, and the people we work with.
We have ambitious growth plans for the future, now employing 500 people and growing all the time.
We pride ourselves on building beautiful, quality, purpose-built one and two bedroom apartments in desirable locations across the UK for those looking for an independent lifestyle in later life.
Developments are designed to take away all the hassle and fears that can be experienced by older people and provide security, peace of mind and independence.
We’ve won a host of awards, from Most Outstanding Retirement Housing Operator in the UK’ in the Over 50s Housing Awards for seven consecutive years and recognised by The Sunday Times as the 4th best company to work for.
About the role
We’re looking for an Associate Planning Director, based in our Head Office in Ringwood to take the lead role to achieve planning permission for our beautiful developments, with minimum delay and within appraisal budgets for a region.
This role is not purely office based, you will visit sites and assess for development potential to check planning constraints with local authorities.
You will create and provide reports to land teams, prepare and progress planning applications within specific time frames and attend meetings to discuss workflow and budgets.
You will build relationships internally and externally, liaising with consultants, design teams and other Directors within the business to name but a few.
The hours of work are Monday to Thursday 9am 5.30pm and Fridays 9am 5pm.
You will be an excellent problem solver with excellent attention to detail where you will easily identify any procedural weaknesses.
You will have clear and professional communication skills in order to develop relationships and resolve any disputes. You will also be a supportive and motivating manager, eager to develop those within your team.
We would love it if you had Affordable housing policies and law experience and knowledge; however we will require you to have Planning policies, procedures and law experience and knowledge as a minimum as well as PQE in public or private practice.
You will be a member of RTPI and even better if you have Degree / Diploma in Town Planning or similar.
How you’ll be rewarded