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Head of Estates Operations

£68,235 - £81,882

UK / Greater London

Estates & Facilities Management



Michael Hewlett
020 3962 9900

Michael joined MRG in January 2008 to launch our higher education division specialising in non-academic appointments across estates and facilities management, student accommodation and professional services. He personally appoints to Director of Estates and leadership roles which have increasingl


Job Description

REF: 15542
Posted: 12 August 2020
Closes: 05 September 2020

London Metropolitan University is seeking to recruit a Head of Estates Operations to take up a key leadership role within the Estates Team.

London Metropolitan University is a striving and ambitious institution committed to transforming the lives of its students through excellent education. We are committed to making education available to people from all walks of life, creating and advancing social justice, social mobility and access to opportunity and professions. Our graduates benefit personally, but also contribute to society, culture, public services and the economy in all areas of London, the UK and around the world.

Reporting to the Director of Estates, the Head of Estates Operations is responsible for leading strategy, development and integrated operational delivery of all engineering, sustainability, maintenance and facilities services to ensure the estate and associated infrastructure is fit for purpose, legally compliant. This is a senior influential role that will ensure that students, staff and visitors of London Met enjoy a high-quality, safe and customer-focused experience of the estate and environment of the University.

We are seeking an individual with demonstrable experience of leading an estates operations and sustainability function cross a large-scale estate portfolio, in a comparable context. Preferably with experience of both hard and soft facilities management provision, you will have a track record of presiding over the management of external facilities management contracts ensuring high-quality service provision and value for money.

The role calls for an individual with proven leadership skills with a strong focus on delivering excellent customer experience. It is anticipated that you will have a relevant professional background in estates operations industry, supported by a relevant professional qualification.

  1. role provides the opportunity for a motivated estates professional to take up a senior leadership role across a diverse London-based estate portfolio within an ambitious and aspirational organisation. We are seeking to attract a diverse field of candidates and welcome applications for flexible working. The Candidate Brief can be viewed at

To arrange a confidential briefing discussion to learn more please contact our retained search advisor Michael Hewlett ( at The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900

Closing date for applications is 31st August 2020. Final interviews will be held on during w/c 14th September 2020.