NHS Property Services creates planning post

Written by: Colin Marrs
Published on: 12 Sep 2014

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NHS Property Services, the firm responsible for the NHS property portfolio, has shaken up its structure to bolster its planning capabilities.

The company, owned by the Department of Health, was established in April 2013 to take ownership of properties formerly in the hands of primary care trusts and strategic health authorities.

The restructuring means that it is recruiting a new national town planner to provide advice across its entire estate.

NHS Property Services said: “We have redesigned our organisational structure, creating a range of new specialist roles to lead on implementing our ambitious programme to be leaders in our industry.

“This is a great opportunity to help lead the provision of town planning advice across our substantial and diverse estate in England under the head of planning and development.”

The new recruit would help, develop and maintain a framework for town planning activity across the company, to ensure a consistency of approach.

They would also take responsibility for raising the importance of town planning throughout the company and providing training and development to other staff to raise the level of awareness of planning issues, as well as identifying opportunities for estate development and disposal.

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