Head of Space Management

Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. With around 18,000 students, 4,000 staff and an annual turnover of £405m, we are one of the biggest University of London colleges. We teach and research across a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. Based in a creative and culturally diverse area of East London, we are the only London University able to offer a completely integrated residential campus, with a 2,300-bed award-winning student village at our Mile End home.

As part of the Estates and Facilities Department, the Head of Space Management will take the lead role in ensuring that the University utilises and optimises its 235,000sqm estate portfolio to the greatest possible extent.  Key aspects of the role include analysis and reporting on current space utilisation, engaging with the academic community to understand current space pressures, space strategy and policy development, input into brief development for capital projects, and design and implementation of new ways of working strategies to support QMUL’s overall strategy of growth and research excellence and where appropriate improve utilisation of space.

The successful candidate will possess proven experience and track record in space planning and management at an influential level.   You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with high-level influencing abilities and the ability to operate successfully in a large scale, complex organisation with a broad spectrum of stakeholder groups.  We are seeking an individual that has strong strategic planning skills with a particular focus on the development of space strategy to improve the optimisation of space across a diverse estate portfolio.

The post is full time and permanent.  It offers an attractive benefits package which includes 30 days annual leave (plus University closure days and public holidays), a defined benefit pension scheme and also an interest-free season ticket loan.

For a confidential discussion and/or the full job description please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill ben.duffill@mrgpeople.co.uk and Marcus May marcus.may@mrgpeople.co.uk of The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900.  Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to ben.duffill@mrgpeople.co.uk.

Closing date for applications is 26 August 2018. 

Interviews are scheduled for w/c 10 September 2018.

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