Planning Assistant

Planning Issues – Planning Assistant, 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-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’re looking for a Planning Assistant to assist our Planning Issues team based in our stunning Head Office in Ringwood.

You will be responsible to carry out various preparatory and administrative duties for the Planning Issues team, including undertaking planning policy research, condition discharge, s106 monitoring and supporting the Planning team in application preparation.

Your duties will include:

  • Planning policy research
  • Planning application support
  • Assist in compilation and binding of reports
  • Maintain spreadsheets monitoring conditions and financial obligations 

This is an office based role; the hours of work are 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Thursday and 9am to 5pm on Fridays.

About you

We would like you to have a passion for starting a career in planning and previous experience would be welcomed but not essential. It would be beneficial to have worked in a supporting role in a wider team previously.

You will have excellent keyboard skills and proficient skills in Word, Excel, Outlook.

You will be approachable with a friendly ‘can do’ attitude and clear, professional communication skills as you will liaise with individuals at all levels.

In return we offer you a first step into the exciting world of planning in a supportive environment where opportunities will be given to learn all the key attributes to become a great planner.

How you’ll be rewarded

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual holiday entitlement - 24 days minimum + Bank Holidays
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance
  • £200 vouchers to all expectant mums and dads
  • Eye Care Reimbursement Scheme
  • Colleague Introduction reward scheme
  • Land Introduction Bonus
  • Training Courses
  • Professional development

If you want to be part of our success story send your CV and a covering letter to quoting reference number GRP1175. Closing date for applications is 21.05.21.

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