Head of Campus Operations (Strand)

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2018) and the fourth oldest in England. King's has more than 31,000 students from 150 countries and more than 8,500 employees.   In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), King’s was ranked 6th nationally.

We are proud of our prestigious estate at the heart of London, which covers a varied portfolio including the historic Strand Campus (encompassing Bush House), as well as cutting edge research and teaching facilities across our diverse campuses. The Strand Campus is part way through a programme of redevelopment, which includes a major renovation of the Quad Building (£47 million).

Reporting to the Associate Director, the Head of Campus Operations will be accountable for the successful delivery of best in class services across all aspects of soft FM and hard services across our prestigious Strand Campus. The unique portfolio includes the Grade 1 King’s Building, and the East Wing of Somerset House. Within your remit you will be responsible for the student experience, which is supported by our ‘Fit for King’s’ programme for customer service.

The successful candidate will possess a proven track record of leading operational facilities services across a comparable prestigious portfolio.  You will have extensive experience of the full range of hard and soft facilities services including the successful management of both in-house teams and external contracts. It is imperative that the successful candidate possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills with proven stakeholder engagement ability.  The role will suit individuals with a high level of credibility, team leadership skills, the desire to place the student/customer at the heart of everything we do, and the ability to drive standards through innovation and change management.

The competitive benefits package includes 27 days annual leave + 4 closure days (over Easter and Christmas) + bank holidays. The USS pension scheme has generous employer contributions. Details of the benefits of working at KCL can be found at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/hr/staffbenefits/index.aspx

For a confidential discussion please contact our advisor Michael Hewlett of The Management Recruitment Group. The Management Recruitment Group has been exclusively retained for this campaign. All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to them.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 2nd June 2019.

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