As a company, we’re the sum of the many great people with diverse skills who work here

We are Muse

We’re a group of people with a passionate, can-do attitude and an upbeat outlook… genuinely collaborative team players. We work hard to listen and learn from everyone we work with and from every project we work on.

After nearly 40 years we’re still as passionate and driven as when we started, constantly looking for the next challenge, our next collaboration, getting excited about the next big project.

We are Muse - Culture & Values
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Why join Muse?

We go the extra mile for our people. This is embedded within our business with initiatives such as enhanced parental leave, hybrid working and personal and career development opportunities.

We are both an ‘Investors in People’ Gold Standard organisation, and ‘Great Place to Work UK’ accredited.

Our culture


Muse has a flat hierarchy. There’s an autonomous approach to working on projects but knowledge is available on tap whenever needed. We look after the business and it looks after us; we’re trusted, grown-up and responsible.


We are listened to; the board and our colleagues operate in an environment that enables responsive dialogue and collaboration. Problems are shared and solved together. Everyone’s ideas and voices are heard and welcomed.

Respectful & inclusive

To our colleagues, partners and the communities we work with we are open, trusting and honest. We behave with integrity. We have a welcoming culture, and we always strive to be inclusive. Focus and fun in all the right measures. We’re relaxed - but professional.


We have a drive to succeed, rooted in the belief that what we do matters. We enjoy working hard to overcome challenges together and coming up with creative and innovative solutions to problems. This makes us dependable team players and great partners.


We believe the key to success lies with empowered and happy people. We’re committed to creating an environment that celebrates, rewards, and supports our team, providing an industry leading suite of staff benefits and rewards.

Hybrid working
Generous annual leave
Enhanced parental leave / paid IVF leave
Annual bonus scheme
Fun social events
Private healthcare for all employees
Employee retail discount portal
Development opportunities
Agile and collaborative working environment
Cycle to work scheme
Paid volunteering day
Life assurance
Digital GP service
Employee assistance programme
Sharesave scheme


The wellbeing of our people, both inside and outside of the workplace, is important to us. We have been recognised as one of ‘The UK’s Best Workplaces for Wellbeing‘ by Great Place to Work.

Muse:Well is our colleague-led wellbeing initiative that covers all areas of your experience with us, your work/life balance, learning and development opportunities, charitable giving and volunteering and taking care of the planet.


We value difference. As part of our commitment to building a diverse workforce, we welcome applications from candidates who are from under-represented backgrounds.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and truly inclusive environment where talent can flourish and grow, and where people feel valued.”
Jill O'Grady
Head of HR, Muse
Our culture of inclusion and diversity stems from the principles of kindness, compassion, and understanding.”
Jill O'Grady
Head of HR, Muse
Our culture celebrates the different experiences of our colleagues allowing us to be creative, innovative and fresh thinking in a changing industry.”
Anna Fletcher
ED&I committee, Muse
I feel like a part of something important. ”
Team member
The board are good at acting on our shared values - they are fair and inclusive. We feel looked after.”
Team member


We're always keen to hear from talented people in development, project management, finance, HR, marketing and business support. If you’re interested in joining Muse send a CV and covering letter setting out why you want to work with us to

Work experience

If you are over 18 and are interested in a career in the built environment, we offer summer work experience opportunities at our offices in Birmingham, Leeds, London and Manchester.Get in touch early with a letter telling us why you would want to come and work with us

Graduate placements

Whilst we don’t currently offer a graduate programme, we consider applications for short placements of one or two weeks within our offices in Birmingham, Leeds, London and Manchester.Please apply by sending an email to telling us about your degree and why you would like to work with us.

Our Vacancies

Our leadership team

Phil Mayall

Managing Director

Alastair Deutsch

Finance Director

Mike Auger

Managing Director


Phil Marsden

Managing Director

North West

James Pitt

Managing Director

Yorkshire & NE

Maggie Grogan

Managing Director


Duncan Cumberland

Residential Development Director


Jill O'Grady

Head of HR

Martyn Shepherd

Director of Project Management


Orla McGrath

Head of Brand and Communications

Claire Slinger

Legal Director


Syreeta Bayne

Head of Social Value and Sustainability

Jonathan Ashcroft

Director of Project Management


Stephen McManaman

Director of Project Management

Yorkshire & NE

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