Planning Associate

Planning Associate

  • Are you an experienced Planning Professional, who wants to work for a dynamic Company with bold growth plans?
  • Do you want to be part of a company who not only values its people but rewards them accordingly?

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 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 in 2016 we 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 looking for a Planning Associate to be based at our Head Office in Ringwood. 

You will be an integral part of the team and self motivated  and enjoy reviewing sites and assessing planning opportunities.  You will be required to prepare, submit and manage planning applications, and deliver approvals for the regions growth plans. 

You will assess new sites for development potential and checking planning constraints with local authorities and provide planning appraisals to land teams. 

Communication skills are vital to this role, as you will liaise with various internal and external teams such as local authorities, housing associations, statutory undertakers, land owners, solicitors, barristers, external consultants, parish/town councils, resident groups. 

The hours of work are Monday to Thursday, 9am – 5.30pm and Fridays 9am – 5pm.  Please be aware that the position often requires work to be done outside of normal working hours and this will be expected where necessary.

About you 

You will be a person that enjoys problem solving, supporting others, work with little errors and enjoy seeing your work through to completion. 

You will be a clear communicator with excellent verbal and written skills, confident to negotiate regarding issues, and able to work well on your own initiative.

It is vital that you have either obtained or working towards a Membership of RTPI and would be even better if you have a qualification in Planning.

You must have worked in Planning and be able to demonstrate experience in planning policy and development planning.

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
  • £200 vouchers 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@crl.co.uk quoting reference number GRP1177. Closing date for applications is 21.05.21

Our Company Values TORCH: Trust/Openness/Respect/Communication/Honesty