Contracts Manager

About us

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 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 3rd best company to work for and became the first ever retirement living specialist to have been named overall ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ by the WhatHouse? Awards.

About the role

It’s exciting times at Churchill Retirement Living and due to our growth we’re looking to appoint a talented Contracts Manager, based at our office in St Albans, to oversee construction of our developments across the Eastern Region.

You will be required to create build programmes, oversee the progress of construction on 3-4 sites and ensure that the company quality standards are met. The Contracts Manager will need to work closely with each Site Manager to ensure that works are carried out efficiently, to the approved specification and with a good level of cost control.

In addition to working with site, a good working relationship must be maintained with various other departments. These include; the commercial team, the Technical Department, CRL Plant Services and Sales & Marketing.  Externally you will need to work closely with subcontractors, suppliers and the NHBC.

The hours of work are Monday to Thursday, 9am – 5.30pm and Fridays 9am to 5pm. This is a part office and part based site and you must be willing to travel.

About you

The successful candidate will have a vast amount of experience gained as a Site Manager with also Project Management / Contracts Management experience. Ideally your background will be in traditional residential construction e.g. apartments and/or housing.

You will have a relevant construction, trade or professional qualification such as HNC/HND in building, construction related degree, NHBC Accreditation programme or similar.

You will be tactful, influential and able to motivate your team to ensure targets are met and supportive to progress their careers.

It is also vital that you hold a valid UK drivers license and comfortable working in both an office environment as well as site based.  

How you’ll be rewarded

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual holiday entitlement - 25 days + Bank Holidays
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Company car or cash for car alternative
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance
  • Family Private Medical Insurance plus individual Health Screening
  • John Lewis vouchers - £200 to all expectant mums and dads
  • Eye Care Reimbursement Scheme
  • Land Introduction Bonus
  • Professional Subscriptions
  • Training Courses
  • Professional development

If you want to be part of our success story send your CV and a covering letter to both quoting the job number EAS1141.