Job Title:             Paralegal

Location:             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. 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 Top 100 Companies 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 pro-active Paralegal to support our In-house legal team which currently comprises two qualified lawyers. You will assist with property queries and transactions, land contracts and general commercial and planning matters. Therefore, a knowledge of property law would be highly desirable, but more importantly, you will have a commercial approach to legal problem solving in a corporate setting.

Some of the key duties to assist with will include dealing with a range of commercial matters from contractual drafting, disputes and litigation to dealing with detailed property enquiries and more general commercial matters including corporate governance, intellectual property, and data protection issues as they relate to a fast growing, ambitious company. Training and support will be given to individuals with more general para-legal experience and not necessarily in the property/construction field. It will be an opportunity to learn and develop legal skills in a highly commercial environment and to get to know our business from land acquisition through to plot sales.

Office based, hours of work are 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00 to 5.00pm on Friday, with one hour for lunch.

About you

We are seeking a motivated Paralegal who enjoys working as part of a small busy team. The ideal person will have a law degree, a commercial approach, be solutions orientated, be able to ask astute questions and demonstrate a ‘can-do’ attitude.

You’ll need to be personable and comfortable liaising with senior professionals, be highly organised with excellent attention to detail and enjoy managing a varied workload. 

This is a great opportunity to be part of a growing and dynamic Company and expanding team where training and development will be offered according to individual need and real progression is attainable.

How you’ll be rewarded

  • Competitive salary plus discretionary bonus
  • Company car or Cash for Car benefit
  • Annual holiday entitlement - 24 days + Bank Holidays
  • Private medical cover
  • Health Screening
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance
  • Eye Care Reimbursement
  • Land Introduction Bonus

If you want to be part of our success story, send your CV and a covering letter to quoting reference number GRP1213. Closing date for applications is 12th November 2021.

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