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Director, Planning

We are seeking a passionate and talented Director to lead and grow our Dublin office. This complements our offices and market leading teams in Belfast and Derry.


We have an exciting opportunity to progress your town planning career within a vibrant, supportive and forward-thinking consultancy. We are looking for a Planning Lead/Director to help grow our planning team, build our profile and presence in the city, and to lead on major projects. Successful candidates will have experience across a range of sectors, be commercially-minded, involved in delivering exciting projects and will be given significant early responsibility.

We seek an IPI or RTPI qualified planning professional with private and/or public sector experience in progressing development as well as experience in connecting with clients, co-professionals, Council officers and other stakeholders within Ireland. We are looking for someone with a collaborative approach and proven work winning skills who will bring energy, ideas, and positivity. They will have developed strong relationships within their network of clients and contacts. They will be a team player who takes pride in developing others.

Turley is an employee-owned business and is one of the largest planning and development consultancies in the UK and Ireland. We act for a number of high profile clients, including developers, investors, major land promoters, house builders, and commercial and leisure operators. We have a range of complementary services, including economics, development viability, sustainability, EIA, design, heritage and strategic communications, which provide a comprehensive place-shaping offer for our clients.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Excellent remuneration.
  • Pension scheme with enhanced employer contribution.
  • Performance related bonus and ownership dividend paid annually.
  • Flexible working allowance.
  • €1300 annual benefits allowance for a healthcare policy.
  • Life assurance and Group income protection.
  • Interest free annual season ticket loan.
  • Bike to work scheme.

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.

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.

Find out more about our company and its culture: 

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 Jessica O’Malley (Jessica.o’

If you are IPI/MRTPI qualified and think that Turley could be the right move for you please apply in confidence by following the Apply Now link or email, providing your CV and a covering letter.

We prefer not to receive speculative CVs from recruitment agencies.

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

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