Interim Director of Estates & Facilities Management, UK University

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Interim Director of Estates & Facilities Management, UK University
Date posted:14th August 2023

Anderson Quigley is currently working with a prestigious Russell Group University to identify an interim Director of Estates and Facilities Management. This is an interim opportunity for approximately 6 – 9 months whilst they work to identify a substantive.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, you will be responsible for delivering a full estates and facilities service to the university, covering; estates management and maintenance, facilities management, portering, cleaning, transport and logistics, sustainability, energy and environment.

As the successful candidate you will strategically lead the directorate setting clear performance targets and establishing a culture that lives the values of the University.

You will optimise the structure and function of the directorate through entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation, while supporting the delivery of excellent services across the directorate. Using technology to improve the quality of services provided, reduce costs and drive operational efficiency, you will ensure a strong budgetary and financial control culture exists, with a particular focus on value for money.

As the successful candidate You will be professionally qualified with relevant leadership experience. You will have a proven track record in gaining efficiencies in the management of financial, physical and human resources and delivering significant improvements in a customer services environment.

With high-level negotiating and influencing skills, you will be adept at engaging with senior managers and highly qualified professionals, both internal and external. You will be experienced in contributing to significant change management programmes at organisation level and will be able to deliver on several disparate projects simultaneously.

In addition, you will have designed and delivered a major capital programme for a large complex organisation, and you will demonstrate an appreciation of effective procurement, governance and budgetary requirements for building projects in the public sector.

If you are looking for a new challenge, have entrepreneurial spirit, matched with an ability to develop high performing teams, we would love to hear from you.

We are interested to speak to people outside of the HE sector, people who are commercially minded and have previous experience of delivering services across a complex estate.

Experience of leading the Net Zero strategy would be advantageous.

Please contact Claire Carter on +44 (0)773 290 0579 or email her on

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