The University of Leeds is one of the UK’s largest higher education institutions, and we are renowned globally for the quality of our teaching and research. We encourage enquiry, discovery, and achievement by bringing together academic excellence and an inspirational learning environment. Our ambitions are underpinned by an outstanding community of staff and students, a world-class campus and a strong financial position.
Led by Ann Allen, Director of Campus Innovation and Development and with 1,100 staff, the Facilities Directorate is responsible for the development and maintenance of the University estate, commercial and campus support services, residences and sustainability services. Our mission is to provide first-class services to staff, students and visitors supporting the University’s strategic objectives and world class aspirations, with our new three-year business plan entitled ‘Our Way Ahead’ focussing on building communities, both within the service and across the wider University and beyond.
Following retirements and promotions we are restructuring the Directorate and appointing to three new Director level positions. Our new Director will be responsible for oversight and development of the campus masterplan, innovative and sustainable use of space and using the assets of the estate efficiently and effectively and in a way that supports the University to achieve its ambitious 2020-2030 strategy. The operating context includes an ambitious 2030 NetZero plan, wonderful examples of modern concrete architecture which require retrofitting, and a need to develop imaginative and innovative spaces that are inclusive and engages across the University communities.
The role will require significant senior level experience in an appropriate discipline which may include, but not exclusively, asset or property management, investment management, architecture, masterplanning, town planning, engineering, interior/workspace design or similar. Moreover, success in the role needs our Director to engage across a diverse community of stakeholders and be the standard-bearer for our role in place making and the built environment which supports communities to create a sense of belonging.
Closing date: noon on Monday 3rd April 2023.
We are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to, Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people; people who identify as LGBT+; and people with disabilities. Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability.
We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.