Established in 1965, the University of Kent – the UK’s European university – now has almost 20,000 students across campuses or study centres at Canterbury, Medway, Tonbridge, Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome.
A consistent strong performer in the league tables, in 2017 it was awarded a gold rating, the highest, in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). In the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2015-16, Kent is in the top 10% of the world’s leading universities for international outlook and 66th in its table of the most international universities in the world. The THE also ranked the University as 20th in its ‘Table of Tables’ 2016.
The Estates Department with some 300 staff and an annual revenue budget of £26.8 million is one of the largest Professional Services Departments in the University. It is responsible for the maintenance of 68 building and 5400 student bedrooms at the Canterbury Campus and 3 owned and 12 leased building at the Medway Campus.
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Estates (Capital Projects), the Head of Projects will lead a team of internal Project Managers and external consultants in the delivery of small, medium and large scale capital projects across a mixed use estate portfolio of research and teaching facilities, student residences, social and hospitality space, sports facilities and commercial estate. This role will provide a professional focus for the full range of building and property related works, achieving projects on time, to budget and to the agreed quality standards. Current projects include a new School of Economics, a Medical School, Life Science Building and a Student Hub.
The successful candidate will have a proven track records of leading large scale development schemes and programmes of projects including both refurbishment and new build schemes across technically complex estates portfolios. You will have proven team leadership experience, with the capability to lead internal staff members as well as external project teams. You will have excellent communication and leadership skills, with the ability to operate successfully at a senior level with a diverse range of stakeholder groups.
To arrange a confidential discussion and/or to request the full briefing particulars, please contact Ben Duffill (email@example.com) or Nick Coppard (firstname.lastname@example.org) 020 3962 9900 of the Management Recruitment Group.
Closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 27 August 2018. Interviews are scheduled for Monday 10 September 2018.