Group Commercial Manager, Ringwood

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-owned business and we’re going places, 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 are proud of our beautiful, quality and purpose-built one and two bedroom apartments in desirable locations across the UK for those looking for an independent lifestyle in later life. Our 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 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’re looking for an experienced Commercial Manager to oversee commercial activities across the Churchill Retirement Living Group. The role is based within our stunning Head Offices in Ringwood, Hampshire.

You will have the responsibility for supporting and monitoring the regional commercial teams to ensure they are working in accordance with company policies. You will be involved with the development of commercial systems and working documents such as the Model Bill, CBR and product specifications. There is an emphasis on maintaining cost control, identifying areas of commercial risk and value engineering.

You will be involved with reviewing build cost estimates produced by our regions and will provide commercial support to the Group Technical and Procurement teams.

Hours of work are 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00 to 5.00pm on Friday. This role is primarily office based but you will be required to make visits to construction sites and regional offices as necessary.

About you

You will have relevant experience in the Construction and Commercial industry including surveying and buying experience at a senior level within the new homes sector, previously working for a developer.


Knowledge of the use of modern methods of Construction, Construction Law and Health & Safety regulations is highly desirable but not essential. 


You will have a building qualification, preferably to degree level or at least HNC standard or equivalent and a member of the RICS / CIOB.

Initiative, flexibility and strong negotiation skills are key as you’ll be managing a range of projects and making regular decisions. With strict construction deadlines and responsibility for compliance, you’ll be highly organised and have great attention to detail.  Advanced knowledge of Excel is essential, along with strong data analysis and numerical skills.

How you’ll be rewarded

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual holiday entitlement - 26 days + Bank Holidays
  • Company car provision or cash for car alternative
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • John Lewis vouchers to all expectant mums and dads
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Eye Care Reimbursement Scheme
  • Professional Subscription

If you want to be part of our success story send your CV and a covering letter to quoting reference number GRP1166.