Architect - Ringwood

About us

Churchill Retirement PLC is the fastest growing company in the UK retirement house building sector and we’re looking to recruit people like you. We’re a family-run, privately-owned business and are proud of what we do and the people we work with.

We have exciting and ambitious growth plans for the future. Our mission is to be the most successful house builder in the UK and our objective is to achieve the growth required to deliver 1,000 unit sales by 2024. With an award winning product and sector-leading profit margins, the Company is now committing to investing in the future and the long-term growth of the Business.

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 of home ownership 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 3rd Best Company to work for, and in 2016 became the first ever retirement living specialist to have been named overall ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ by the WhatHouse? Awards.

About the role

We are recruiting for a talented Architect to join our design team in our South West Region, based at our stunning Head Office in Ringwood.

We believe that great design is the foundation of what we do – and as the Architect, Colleagues will look to you for your creative input to maximise development potential.

You will be working alongside Planners, Surveyors, Technicians and the Land team to provide a professional design service assisting with the purchase of land and achieving planning permissions for the region.

Your duties will include preparation of feasibility proposals, sketch designs presented to high standards, planning application packages, Design and Access Statements and assisting with appeal inquiries.

Working hours are Monday to Thursday, 9am – 5.30pm and 9am – 5pm on Fridays. You may also be expected to travel on occasion.

About you

You will be passionate about Architectural Design, and you will stay up to date in all aspects of architectural, planning and building/construction regulation. It’s in your nature to encourage others to do their best and you’ll be a natural mentor and coach to those training to become qualified Architects. It’s important that you are a member of RIBA or the ARB.

We’d love it if you’ve had previous experience of working on multi-storey residential schemes preferably for a developer or within an architect’s practice working for developers.

You should hold appropriate architectural qualifications although it is not essential to be fully qualified.

You will have a commercial approach to creative design, be experienced using AutoCAD, Photoshop and Sketchup as well as having excellent presentation, verbal, and written abilities.

How you’ll be rewarded

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual holiday entitlement - 24 days + Bank Holidays
  • Company car or cash for car alternative
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance
  • John Lewis vouchers - £200 to all expectant mums and dads
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Eye Care Reimbursement Scheme
  • Professional Subscriptions
  • Training Courses
  • Professional development

If you want to be part of our success story send your CV and a covering letter to yourcareer@churchillretirement.co.uk quoting reference number SW1197.