Head of Estates Programming, Projects & Development

£50,132 to £58,089 plus a generous benefits package including relocation assistance
05 Nov 2018
06 Dec 2018
NC / 14115
Contract Type
Full Time

Founded in 1963, the University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned University based on a campus that provides top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 17,050 students.  A leading UK University, UEA is currently ranked 14th in the UK by the Complete University Guide and features in the top 200 of World Universities (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2019). 

The University has ambitious long term plans based on a transformational vision and a significant part of this is the forthcoming major investment in the Estate. We are investing over £300m in our estate over the next few years. The projects delivered are varied and will be of a multi-disciplined nature covering refurbishments and improvements of existing facilities to constructing new buildings. This is an exciting opportunity to join a progressive and enthusiastic team of construction professionals who are working with clear objectives and collaboratively as an integrated team, and are driven by noteworthy values and the desire to make a difference.

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Estates (Strategy & Development), the post holder will be responsible for leading the programme management and project delivery service of that is suitable, efficient, effective, customer focused and delivers value for money for the University’s estate and buildings portfolio.  Key facets of the role will be to lead on the strategic development of the campus projects pipeline, understanding and capturing customer needs, preparation of business cases and feasibilities support for all projects including asset management. The post holder will also have responsibility for leading on cross divisional initiatives (cost management, governance, space) and performance standards with operational accountability. 

The successful candidate will possess a relevant professional qualification or equivalent experience in a construction and property related discipline and have proven experience of strategic and operational programme management, planning and project delivery experience across comparable, technically complex estate investment programmes.  Given the strong leadership requirements of the role it is expected that prospective candidates will have proven team leadership experience and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

To arrange a confidential discussion and/or to request the full briefing particulars please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill (ben.duffill@mrgpeople.co.uk) or Nick Coppard (nicholas.coppard@mrgpeople.co.uk) of The Management Recruitment Group via email or on 0203 962 9900.

Closing date for applications:  6th December 2018

Interviews: January 2019