Townscape Specialist

London, Manchester or Birmingham Office

Our Heritage, Townscape and Landscape team is growing.

Are you a townscape professional looking for a new opportunity in a progressive, employee-owned company?

London Turley are looking to appoint a townscape specialist to join our Heritage, Townscape and Landscape team. We are involved in a diverse range of work and valued by our clients for providing rigorous analysis and well-considered advice at key stages of the design and development process.

We often provide advice in the initial stages of a project, ensuring that landscape and townscape issues are considered from the outset and embedded in the design response. We work on some projects directly for clients and on others alongside other professional services in Turley, including our planning, sustainability, design, economics and strategic communications teams.

The role is a great opportunity for a townscape professional to join a diverse and friendly team of townscape, landscape and heritage professionals at a time when we are developing new fields of work and sharing skills and experience across disciplines.

Working from our London, Manchester and/or Birmingham office you will work on a wide variety of project types across the UK, with prestigious private and public sector clients. The role includes working on a wide range of projects, including: townscape appraisals and feasibility studies; development and design advice (including height and massing studies); urban design strategies to assist with planning applications, townscape and visual impact assessments; and local plan representations; and assisting with townscape evidence at planning appeals.

“Turley has provided me with a great opportunity to further my career and experiences as a professional. The projects I work on are diverse including tall buildings, residential development, and renewable energy schemes creating an interesting variety of work daily; whilst working alongside a friendly, supportive, and experienced team. Alongside the professional benefits of working within the company, Turley also have a strong ethos towards promoting well-being including benefits that incorporate private health care and an annual personal well-being allowance. We also have regular social events which has really helped me to get to know people and integrate with the team.” - Cassandra Wheadon, Associate Director, Landscape & Townscape

We are seeking candidates experienced in townscape analysis, advice and assessment, and strategic urban design work within the planning and development process.

You should have knowledge of the design and planning process for the built environment, have excellent written and verbal communication skills and ideally, knowledge of using Adobe InDesign and Illustrator. Experience of 3D city modelling programmes such as Vu.City (or similar) and GIS desirable, but not essential.

Turley is an employee-owned business and is one of the largest planning and development consultancies in the UK and Ireland.

We offer excellent remuneration and a flexible benefits package including medical insurance, pension, ownership dividend and performance-related bonus.

Please see for more information on our approach to reward and flexibility. Turley operates a blended flexible working model, allowing co-owners choice, freedom, and flexibility as to where, when and how they work, balancing personal, team and client requirements.

We are happy to talk about flexible working options in more detail during the recruitment process. We also encourage continuing professional development for the team, through a combination of approaches including mentoring.

Our aim is to be an even more diverse and inclusive company; we celebrate difference and we're actively building more diverse teams. We welcome applications from candidates regardless of background and personal circumstances who meet the criteria set out above.

We would love for you to join an organisation that enables you to thrive.

If you need any assistance during the recruitment process or we can put in any adjustments for you then please contact Sophie Romain (

Please apply in confidence by following the Apply Now link or email, providing your CV and a covering letter with details of your salary expectations.

For an informal discussion about the position, please contact:
Joanna Ede, Director, Townscape, Head of Landscape and VIA (,
or Richard Brookes, Director, Heritage and Townscape (

No agencies please.

The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment. 

Closing Date
Thursday 30 November 2023