Director of Estates and Campus Services

The University of Leicester has a proud history, founded in the aftermath of World War I as a living memorial to those who lost their lives in the Great War. Our motto – Ut Vitam Habeant, ‘so that they may have life’ – reflects our values to do justice to the hopes and expectations of those on whose shoulders we now stand, striving to make a difference in everything that we do.

While proud of our heritage, Leicester is a university that keeps an eye on the future. Today, our University is a global player in education and research, adapting to changing landscapes and seizing opportunities to shape the future.

The University is seeking to make the crucial senior appointment to the post of Director of Estates and Campus Services.

The Director of Estates and Campus Services will play a pivotal role in helping to shape the future of the University by leading the development of the University’s physical environment in order to support the University’s Strategic Plan. The role will preserve the special character of our University while transforming the facilities to deliver a welcoming and cohesive campus experience – and establish a distinctive and high-quality environment that fosters collaboration and achievement. 

The Director will lead and manage a broad portfolio, including estates strategic planning, capital development (including a campus masterplan investment currently estimated at £500m), asset management and compliance, organisation-wide health and safety, and campus and commercial services.

We are seeking an exceptional leader and role model with a deep knowledge and track record of managing a dynamic and complex estate, who also has the capacity to contribute to a wide range of leadership and management issues within professional services and the wider University, displaying the ability and desire to work beyond their core area of expertise.

The role provides a rare and wide-ranging opportunity to actively contribute to the development of a dynamic, innovative and ambitious organisation that is committed to delivering its Strategic Plan.

The Candidate Brief can be viewed at

To arrange a confidential briefing discussion to learn more please contact our retained advisor Michael Hewlett at The Management Recruitment Group.

Closing date for applications:  1st April 2019

The University of Leicester is committed to positively advancing equality of opportunity.

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