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Nick Coppard
020 3962 9900

Nick joined The Management Recruitment Group in 2015, initially supporting the Residential Development team before moving to a crucial delivery role for the business, manging the delivery of retained recruitment campaigns for the Education and Public Estates Practice. He began his


Job Description

REF: 14376
Posted: 07 February 2019
Closes: 03 March 2019

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £150 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at

Keele has embarked on an ambitious capital development programme that will see investment of over £350m into the University Estate over the next 5-10 years. Due to the scale and complexity of the capital programme the University is seeking to make the appointment of a Project Manager to strengthen the Projects team within the Estates and Development Directorate.

The Project Manager will lead a range of estate development projects including refurbishment, alteration, fit-out and new build schemes ranging in value from £100k to £10m. The postholder will enjoy a great deal of variety, with projects across teaching and research facilities, commercial workspace and hospitality space, public realm, sports facilities and residential accommodation on buildings varying from the heritage to state-of-the-art.

The successful candidate will possess significant experience of leading technically complex estate development projects in a client side or client’s consultant project management role. You will have a high degree of commercial acumen, with the ability to monitor and report on development progress from both a design, programme and contractual perspective.

It is essential that the successful candidate possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work successfully with a diverse range of stakeholders across a large, complex organisation. Experience of having worked on major capital projects in the education, healthcare, science, commercial and/or student accommodation development schemes would be particularly advantageous.

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

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For a confidential discussion and/or the full briefing particulars, please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill ( and Nick Coppard ( at The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900. Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to

Closing date for applications: 3rd March 2019

Interviews will be held on: w.c. 18th March 2019

Post reference: KU00000

Promoting Equality, Valuing Diversity.

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