We have an exciting opportunity for a talented urban designer to join our Design team, whose work is national in its reach and collaborative in approach.

Turley create places of quality that deliver development value through the intelligent and expert application of the UK planning system. We work with clients on interesting and compelling projects that deliver better places.

We are a team of 13 Urban Designers working across the UK and Ireland. Our multi-faceted team comprises architects, landscape architects and designers with a planning qualification, giving us a unique and rich blend of skills and backgrounds.

“One of the best things I like about Turley is it curates a culture that is open, driven and goal orientated. This shows itself in the team’s approach to flexible working and work-life balance and continuing to support each other in doing the best we can for the variety of projects we work on. Now having been with Turley for 2 years I feel proud of our mutual growth as a team and feeding into big initiatives such as our approach to inclusion and climate change.”

Neil Harvie
Senior Urban Designer

We seek a highly competent and passionate urban designer who is confident, committed to their own development and at the forefront of professional best practice. You will have experience of contributing to masterplanning projects from inception to completion with particular emphasis on providing great client service and the delivery of high quality products.

The successful candidate will have experience in the production of masterplans and strategic frameworks as well as Design and Access Statements and associated plans for both outline and detailed applications, be highly skilled and creative in their approach, and be confident in how they discuss their ideas through both verbal and written or graphical communication. An understanding of, and experience in, landscape led masterplanning is also desired.

A post-graduate qualification in Urban Design or relevant discipline is desired with solid experience in UK housing and mixed use projects gained in design, architectural and/or planning consultancies. Proficiency in AutoCad, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft packages will be required with 3D computer modelling and hand drawing skills desirable.

Our projects are wide ranging. Recently we have prepared masterplans for Aston University in Birmingham, a town centre regeneration masterplan for Telford and a new Garden Village in South Ribble. It is an exciting time to join our creative team.

Why work for Turley?

We are trusted independent advisors with restless ambition to shape a more sustainable future.

We work collaboratively with our clients to deliver places and communities that thriveWe combine professional expertise with in-depth market knowledge and deploy our services — Business Cases and Funding, Design, Economics, EIA, Expert Witness, Heritage, Townscape and Landscape, Planning, Strategic Communications, and Sustainability and ESG — individually or collectively to meet client needs in the most effective way.

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

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 are committed to ensuring people, places and the planet can thrive.

We know that actions speak louder than words. As a business, and through our client work, we strive to make a meaningful impact. This is how we are shaping a more sustainable future.

We have been CarbonNeutral® certified since 2018; achieved Bronze Carbon Literate Organisation accreditation in 2023; and are working towards B Corp status.

Driven by our purpose, we believe in using business as a for good, including generating value for our clients and profits for our co-owners. 

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, please contact Turley’s People & Culture team (careers@turley.co.uk).

If you have experience in an urban design role and think that Turley could be the right move for you, please apply in confidence by following the Apply Now link below or email careers@turley.co.uk, providing your CV and a covering letter.

We welcome applications directly, and would prefer not to receive CVs from recruitment agencies.

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


Examples of current Turley projects


Aberdeen Harbour Masterplan



Telford Station Gateway


Cuerdale Garden Village