Contracts Manager – East Midlands

Job Title: Contracts Manager
Location: East Midlands
Reward & Benefits: Competitive salary, company car / cash for car and excellent benefits
  • Are you a talented Contracts Manager, 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 Living, the fastest growing company in the UK retirement house building sector, and we have an exciting opportunity available to join our expanding HR team.

We’re a family-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 in the UK and became the first ever retirement living specialist to be crowned overall ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ by the WhatHouse? Awards 2016.

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 in Haverhill, Diss, Saffron Walden and Great Shelford.

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.

About you

The successful candidate will have at least 10 years Site Management experience and preferably Project Management / Contracts Management experience. Ideally your background will be in traditional residential construction e.g. apartments and/or student accommodation.

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

The successful candidate will have a Site Management background and preferably Project Management or Contracts Management experience with a relevant construction qualification.

You will have proven experience of managing teams as you will have supervisory responsibility for Senior Site Managers and Site Managers as well as managing teams to programme and budget.

You will be tactful, influential and be able to motivate people to ensure our colleagues meet critical deadlines such as constructions start dates on site, show apartment openings and first customer occupation are all achieved.

You will also hold a clean UK Drivers Licence and will be willing to travel extensively due to the nature of the role.

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
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • John Lewis vouchers - £200 to all expectant mums and dads
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • 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, please send your CV and a covering letter quoting reference number EAS1459 to