College Head of Facilities

Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT
£50,132 to £58,089. With potential progression once in post to £75,744 a year
19 Nov 2018
16 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Birmingham

College Hub

College of Social Sciences

Post title – College Head of Facilities –31847

Duration – Permanent

Salary – Full time starting salary is normally in the range £50,132 to £58,089. With potential progression once in post to £75,744 a year

Location – Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

Summary of Role

Are you looking to develop your career in a prestigious organisation? The University of Birmingham is one of the most ambitious institutions in the UK.

People are at the heart of what we are and do. We want to attract outstanding, inspirational, and talented people, support them to succeed, and celebrate their success. Working at the University of Birmingham gives you access to the best financial and physical resources, a beautiful campus and an intellectually stimulating and diverse community.

Working at the University of Birmingham brings many benefits, from generous holiday leave, to reward and recognition. The University offers a range of benefits to help you achieve a better balance between your family and work responsibilities. For more information about staff benefits, please visit:

In addition you will have access to all of the University's facilities such as the sports centre, library, outstanding nurseries, research facilities, faith support, wellbeing services, staff clubs and networks.

Key Responsibilities Involved

The role is a senior post within the College of Social Sciences. The role holder will offer strategic advice to the Director of Operations on all matters related to estates, facilities, infrastructure, health and safety and the successful management of a portfolio of buildings across the College estate. The role holder will provide the highest quality service in all aspects of facilities management, including budgetary responsibility, supplier services, project management and stakeholder relationship management and have the motivation to continuously improve all aspects of the operation and quality of service delivery. The successful candidate will also provide leadership, line management and supervision to the Facilities Team, whilst epitomising the exacting standards within the Professional Services Expectations Framework.

Person Specification

  • Educated to degree level, or equivalent work experience, membership of a relevant professional body, H&S qualification and experience
  • The ability to embrace change as well as drive change to meet the needs of the University as well as to improve service
  • Substantial experience of space planning, database management and an ability to produce quality management information and strong competency in numeracy and relevant experience of statistical analysis
  • Committed to delivering the highest levels of customer service, understanding of customer needs, constantly striving to find new ways to increase customer satisfaction
  • Previous experience of working in an HE environment or similar (preferred)
  • Project management experience including experience of capital developments and managing occupation of new buildings

For further information please contact Lorraine Gaytten ( or telephone 0121 414 7348

Closing date: 16th December 2018                                                     Reference:  31847

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