Head of Estates Operations

The University of London is a federal University which consists of 27 of the world’s leading Colleges and specialist Research Institutes. Together, they make the University of London one of the oldest, largest and most diverse universities in the UK. When studying with the University, a student belongs to a particular member Institution as well as the University of London itself. Between the Member Institutions, the University has over 120,000 students studying over 3,700 courses. Not all students are located in London; some study at the University of London Institute in Paris and over 50,000 students study in over 180 countries on the University of London International Programmes.

The University owns a significant property portfolio located primarily in Bloomsbury which is renowned as one the world’s most prestigious academic campuses. The University’s Property and Facilities Management Department works to ensure that the estate is utilised efficiently and effectively.

Reporting to the Director of Property & Facilities Management, the Head of Estates Operations is a key leadership position responsible for defining and executing the hard and soft services management strategy.  You will develop key strategies to ensure effective technical and financial  management and creating a culture of service excellence. This an autonomous post that will ensure successful and compliant delivery of all FM services through our facilities and operational contracts and consultant frameworks.

The successful candidate will possess a proven track record in the management of a wide range of contracted services. You will be adept in the regular review of performance and contracts enduring value for money in addition to efficient operational delivery. The role will suit professionals with persuasive communication skills who enjoy developing collaborative partnerships with internal stakeholders.

For a confidential discussion and/or the full job description, please contact our advisor Michael Hewlett on michael.hewlett@mrgpeople.co.uk  at The Management Recruitment Group.  Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to michael.hewlett@mrgpeople.co.uk  

Closing date for applications is Sunday 20th May at 5pm

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