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Associate Director – South East

We are looking for a passionate and talented Associate Director to work on stretching and prestigious projects as part of our established and growing presence in the South East of England.

Reading ,  Southampton

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to progress your career within a vibrant and progressive consultancy. We are looking for an Associate Director based in the south east to work across various projects, including major residential, commercial and mixed-use schemes. We have an outstanding reputation for providing the highest standards of service to high profile clients, including major land owners, respected property developers, multi-sector housebuilders and commercial and industrial developers. We are passionate about the places we help to shape.

Our projects are wide ranging. Recently we secured planning permission for an expansion of the world-renowned Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire; it is an exciting time to join our team.

"As an Associate Director at Turley I have led high profile complex projects; developing both my planning expertise and project leadership skills. Collaboration is genuinely at the very heart of Turley, I often form part of a team of Planners / co-owners who collectively advise and deliver for our clients. Turley have enabled me to grow as an individual and have provided opportunities and support for me to grow and develop my career in my own way."   

Nina Lloyd

Associate Director, Planning

About You

We are seeking a highly-motivated and dedicated professional with the ability to think strategically and to work with our team to further develop our business. We are particularly interested in candidates with a proven track record on advising on complex projects and winning new work. The ideal candidate will bring energy, ideas, and positivity. You will have developed strong relationships within their network of clients and contacts. You will be a 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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