Churchill Retirement Living

Planning Issues Managing Director - Ringwood

There will be considerable travelling involved, including some nights away from home.
Competitive salary
06 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

About us

We are Churchill Retirement Living, the fastest growing company in the UK retirement house building sector, and we’re looking for people like you.

We’re a family-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 over 600 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; most recently we have been recognised by The Sunday Times as the 4th Best Company to Work for in the UK and became the first ever retirement living specialist to be crowned overall ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ by the WhatHouse? Awards 2016.

About the role

We are seeking an experienced planning professional to head up our Planning Issues consultancy as Managing Director. This is a true leadership role and will report directly to the Chairman and CEO.

As Managing Director, you will lead, inspire and develop a team of planning and affordable housing professionals who support and provide expert advice to the regions within the Company.  

You will ensure that the best planning advice is given, that it is line with Company policy and ensure that the Company achieves it goals and objectives.  As part of the role you will support and lead the team during all parts of the planning process, including appeals.

Hours of work are Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 5.30pm and Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.

There will be considerable travelling involved, including some nights away from home.

About you

You will have a wealth of experience within the planning arena with a strong network of professional contacts. Ideally you will have a background from either another developer or from within private practice (or similar) and be a strong communicator and negotiator. You will need to hold an appropriate qualification e.g. chartered town planning or equivalent.

It’s essential that you have experience of not only managing, but leading and inspiring professional teams, and ensuring that service levels are maintained to the highest levels to ensure that the Company achieves its strategic goals.

How you’ll be rewarded

  • Competitive salary
  • Company car
  • Annual holiday entitlement of 28 days + Bank Holidays
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Medical Health Screening
  • Life Assurance
  • Eye Care Reimbursement
  • Professional Subscriptions
  • Land Introduction Bonus
  • Mothercare vouchers for expectant parents

If you want to be part of our success story send your CV and a covering letter to quoting reference number PIL1016.


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