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Head of Estates Operations

£51,000 - £60,000

UK / North West

Estates & Facilities Management



David Craven
07932 717 438

David is a Practice Manager at MRG, based in the Manchester Office. He specialises in Property and Estates Management appointments across the North of England, within the Higher Education Institutions, and Real Estate Advisory clients. David is a highly experienced recruiter, havin


Job Description

REF: 16570
Posted: 17 January 2022
Closes: 20 March 2022

Manchester Metropolitan University is seeking to appoint an industry-leading professional to take up the post of Head of Estates Operations, within their Estates, Facilities and Capital Directorate.

We are a great, modern university, in a great global city, here to make an impact on Manchester, our nation and beyond; with a driving ambition to discover and disseminate knowledge and make higher education accessible and beneficial to all those with the passion and ability to succeed. We work closely with our city, with business, the community, and our academic peers - locally, nationally, and internationally - to be inventive and creative, generate great opportunities, and enable our students, colleagues and everyone whose lives we touch, to make an impact.

Reporting to the Chief Engineer (Estates), you will lead and manage the Estates Operations Team both strategically and operationally across the University's Estate. You will ensure that the building portfolio, public realm, and operational maintenance functions within the estate are maintained to a high and compliant standard, and proactively contribute to the development and delivery of the Estates Strategy.

We are seeking an industry-leading candidate with significant experience in an Estates Operations leadership role across a large, complex organisation with a broad range of core activities. With a background and professional qualification in the estates/maintenance industry, you will possess a proven track record of delivering estates management initiatives that drive organisational change and performance improvement. You will have a strategic approach to whole life cycle investment, control, and backlog maintenance activities.

You will be adept at communicating with a diverse set of stakeholders with experience of prioritising complex and often conflicting demands ensuring appropriate estates management approaches are deployed and external service suppliers are effectively controlled, whilst instilling a culture of customer care and engagement to support performance and satisfaction.

The candidate brochure can be viewed at:

To arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our retained advisors David Craven ( of The Management Recruitment Group via email or on 07932 717438.

Closing date for applications will be Sunday 20th March.

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