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Interim Deputy Director of Estates

£80,000 - £85,000

UK / South East

Estates & Facilities Management

Fixed Term Contract


Marcus May
020 8892 0115

Marcus started his career in recruitment in 1997 and has since built up a vast amount of experience within the built environment. Over the years he has largely focused on the Public Sector and has successfully recruited for roles within Capital Works, Facilities Management, Property Manageme


Job Description

REF: 13003
Posted: 07 November 2017
Closes: 30 April 2018

The Management Recruitment Group has been retained by a notable University based in the Southern Home Counties to source an Interim Deputy Director of Estates for a 2yr fixed term contract paying £80k - £85k per annum + excellent benefits

Reporting to the Director of Estates, the work will include managing a small team of in-house and external Project Managers who work on small – large projects. Due to continued investment, the University is embarking on a large and ambitious building programme and it is expected that applicants will have extensive experience of managing medium to large scale complex building projects across a diverse property portfolio.

The role:

  • To manage the Capital Programme
  • To manage the annual long-term Maintenance Project plan
  • To provide clear strategic and operational guidance to Estates Projects Staff
  • To manage the complexities of both Capital and long-term Maintenance projects
  • To ensure project finances and environmental measures are managed effectively
  • To exercise effective leadership while at the same time working collaboratively practising effective teamwork, motivating staff and contributing to the work of the Senior Estates Management Team

Main Duties:

  • To deliver the University’s Capital Programme to quality, time and budget, benchmarking performance with similar organisations and other potential providers.
  • To guide University strategic level decisions relating to Estate Planning and Capital Development, whilst providing effective leadership and project management to a number of complex multi-million pound projects including monitoring and controlling all project finances, programming and quality matters
  • To drive change within the projects office and across all construction project delivery at the University, implementing a change Programme to be developed with the Director of Estates.
  • To establish and maintain regular liaison with heads of units to ensure that development work within the Projects Section is all in accordance with the requirements of stakeholders.
  • To manage and review the University’s Framework Agreements for consultancy services, looking at issues such as work allocation, consultant/ discipline performance and customer feedback all in a way to drive continuous improvement. Benchmark the framework performance against peer institutions and other similar clients. When necessary, co-ordinate and manage the procurement of new consultant frameworks assisted by the Procurement Office

This opportunity would suit someone with experience of working within the Capital/Estates department within a University or a comparable environment and applicants must have had experience of managing large complex building projects to the value of £20m to be considered for this role.

Apply for this position below or alternatively for further information please contact Marcus May on 0207 959 2368

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