Capital Planning Manager - Space Utilisation

Whitley Bay Permanent £50,952 - £57,349 per year
  • Space Utilisation and design role with excellent career progression opportunity
  • with Northumbria Healthcare Facilities Management

About Our Client

Northumbria Healthcare Facilities Management are one of the largest and most successful Facilities Management companies wholly owned by the NHS within the UK. We are committed to sharing this expertise with other healthcare providers in a step towards helping them to achieve their ambitions. We are committed to providing high quality, safe and effective estates and facilities management services to Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and to work innovatively and collaboratively to develop the same high-quality services for other organisations.

We look after a diverse estate across Northumbria, including the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, one of the only hospitals in the UK dedicated to emergency care, and from Morpeth up to Berwick-upon-Tweed. NHFM also own the Northumbria Healthcare Manufacturing and Innovation Hub, unique to the NHS, manufacturing hub which creates personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff across the UK.

Job Description

In this role you will provide an in-house service responsible for the optimisation of the use of space within the estate by developing and implementing space processes and services for and on behalf of the Trust. You will identify and develop innovative and effective solutions to accommodation and space management challenges to ensure efficient utilisation of available space to meet short, medium and long term needs, and assist and advise the Trust in relation to accommodation issues.You will monitor and report on the utilisation of space and facilities within the Trust, proactively identify opportunities for improving utilisation levels as appropriate, as well as triage requests for space from across the Trust and delivering solutions through a well defined space and accommodation process. You will work as a member of the Capital and Commercial Team employed by NHFM that are essential for the successful delivery of capital projects and managing space utilisation.You will take responsibility for ensuring accurate records of drawings and occupation for the estate, and lead on client stakeholder management and relationship building, using high levels of cross-functional working to scope and deliver projects. You will contribute to Estate Strategy, concept stage designs, identifying innovative solutions, and working with professional consultants and/or internal teams where appropriate.

The Successful Applicant

  • A competent space utilisation professional with a background in at least one of architecture, interior design, building surveying, asset management, facilities or similar estates related discipline
  • A degree or accredited professional qualification or similar in one of Architecture, Building Surveying, Construction, Asset Management or related field.
  • NHS experience is preferred but not essential, a technical grounding with complex estates projects would be ideal, healthcare experience in some form of one of the disciplines is desired.
  • An excellent communicator at all levels, with knowledge design software such as AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino or Grasshopper.
  • Ability to build and maintain excellent relationships with stakeholder management and manage complex situations, working across a range of departments with the objective of delivering specific capital projects from inception to completion.
  • A person who can see opportunities to overcome challenges, with good commercial insight and excellent and proactive communication skills.

What's on Offer

NHFM offer a significant benefits package, and can offer a salary of £50,952 to £57,349 dependent on experience and in line with NHS Agenda for Change Terms & Conditions

Benefits on offer include:

NHS Pension scheme which currently includes Employer contribution of 20.6%

An attractive annual leave package, starting at 27 days per year plus bank holidays (increasing with years service)

A 'Fleet my new car!' staff benefit salary sacrifice or salary deduction scheme providing access to lease cars.

Range of Health & Wellbeing services access

Cycle to work scheme

Discount Schemes and Staff Discounts

Access to Learning and Development opportunitiesNext StepsPlease visit our recruitment site for wider information around the roles and to see our 'All About Us' video.

For more information about the role and to express your interest, contact Steph McKay at Michael Page on 0113 243 7734 a confidential discussion. 

Apply online here or by sending your CV via email to Steph, and your application will be considered upon receipt. 

Closing date for applications for this role is 10am on Thursday 20th June

Interviews will be held on 3rd July with other possible dates to be confirmed if added.

Michael Page are exclusively managing this recruitment campaign, so all internal, external and third party applications will be put through the same process.


Steph Mckay
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Job summary

Job function
Architecture / Design
Whitley Bay
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Consultant name
Steph Mckay
Consultant phone
+44 113 243 7734
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