Director of Estates & Facilities

London (Greater)
05 Sep 2018
01 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

A significant leadership opportunity has arisen in of one of the world’s most creative and progressive institutions. Goldsmiths, University of London, is known for its academic strengths in the creative arts, humanities and social sciences; for its outstanding alumni from every generation of students; and for its ground-breaking multi-disciplinary research.

Goldsmiths is home to a lively community of almost 10,000 students and approximately 1,600 staff drawn from across the globe to form a diverse and multicultural population, learning and working together on a vibrant and eclectic single-site campus in South East London.

A new Director of Estates and Facilities is now being sought to work closely with colleagues across the institution. The role reports to the Director of Finance, Ian Pleace who is also responsible for Finance and IT&IS.

The Director of Estates and Facilities is the senior professional with responsibility for the provision of a high quality estate which meets the needs of the College and its strategy. This includes responsibility both for the College’s day-to-day estates operations (including facilities management) and the strategic development of the College’s estate. A key requirement is to work closely with the College’s Chief Information Officer in developing a holistic approach to the strategic development of the College’s infrastructure.

An excellent manager of people, you will have a sound understanding of stakeholder expectations, particularly those of students and staff. You should have a commitment to professional excellence, and proven experience of collaborative working with both professional and academic colleagues.

To find out more about this exceptional opportunity with one of the country’s most innovative and creative universities contact our recruitment consultant Alan Walter, Dixon Walter Ltd on 0131 202 1000, email or visit

Closing date for applications is Monday 1st October with final interviews scheduled for 19th October.

Applications are especially welcome from Black Minority Ethnic candidates as we currently have under representation at this level

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