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Associate Planner - Ringwood

Churchill Retirement PLC

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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 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 2nd best company to work for and 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 an Associate Planner to be based at our Head Office in Ringwood, to achieve planning permissions.

You will enjoy preparing planning applications, and motivated to research and submit planning applications within specific time limits.

You will assess new sites for development potential and checking planning constraints with local authorities and providing reports 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 had a Degree in Planning also.

You must have worked in Planning, with extensive experience in planning policies, procedures and planning law.

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
  • Mothercare vouchers - £200 to all expectant mums and dads
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • 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@churchillretirement.co.uk quoting reference number PIL1014.

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