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Assistant Planner / Planner / Senior Planner – Birmingham

We are looking for confident, passionate and talented Assistant Planners / Planners / Senior Planners to work on stretching and prestigious projects as part of our established and growing team in Birmingham.


About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to progress your career within a vibrant and progressive consultancy, in a friendly team environment where you will be given the encouragement and tools to grow and progress. We are looking for a Senior Planner with private or public sector experience in planning and development, to work on a range of some of the highest-profile planning projects across the Midlands, focused on city centre regeneration and urban living, residential, and industrial and logistics sectors, amongst others.

In this role you will:

  • Lead or support on a range of local projects and proactively support assist with the delivery on more major projects. 
  • Have defined responsibility and client contact, from the start.
  • Provide succinct and commercial advice to clients.
  • Have the opportunity to work on projects across the West and East Midlands.
  • Develop your technical skills and grow your presence in our local markets.
  • Be part of a dynamic, supportive and well established Planning team.

“As a Senior Planner at Turley, I have been provided with endless opportunities to work on a range of high-profile and exciting projects, work collaboratively with colleagues in other services and gain line management experience, take part in several training courses to develop my own personal career goals and provide support on both internal and external initiatives and events. Throughout all I have received incredible support from other co-owners. Turley is an inclusive, fun and exciting place to work.”

Vicky Fox

Senior Planner

About You

We are seeking a highly motivated, ambitious and dedicated professional with the ability to think strategically, independently and to work as part of our team to further develop our business. We are particularly interested in candidates with a proven track record on advising on a range of projects and with growing experience of winning new work. The ideal candidate will bring energy, ideas, and positivity. You will have developed good relationships within your network of clients and contacts. You will be a confident team player, one who enjoys collaborating and takes pride in developing others. Candidates should be MRTPI qualified.

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 thrive. We 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 force 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 (

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If you think that Turley could be the right move for you, please apply in confidence by following the Apply Now link below or email, 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.

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