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We are a leading Russell Group University with more than 8,000 staff, 34,000 students, a turnover of c.£750m and an iconic 300-acre Edgbaston campus. Our heritage as the UK’s original ‘redbrick’ and civic university, is combined with one of the most compelling and ambitious agendas in higher education. Quite simply, at Birmingham we make things happen. Home to world-class researchers whose work on everything from new cancer treatments to harnessing the power of atoms for future energy sources, makes a real difference to people’s lives - we provide innovative solutions to big problems. We think, recruit and compete worldwide. 

The Estates Directorate is responsible for developing, maintaining and operating University facilities to support the changing needs of our students, staff and partners - and for enhancing the quality of the environment for work and study and leisure. As a team, we aim to deliver a world class university experience for the benefit of all students, staff, academics and visitors. We are proud of the role we play in the success of the University, the enjoyment that students, staff and academics receive during their time here and ensuring that visitors leave us with the best possible impression of the University.

Reporting to the Director of Estates, the Estates Business Services Manager will provide senior secretariat support to coordinate activities to ensure the appropriate governance and co-ordination of Business Services within the Estates Directorate.

As a senior leader within Estates and a member of the Core Team, you will be responsible for service improvement development and performance, portfolio and programme management including finance oversight, stakeholder engagement and communication, staff development and social value. The role requires strong programme management and governance experience, with the ability to build relationships, influence change and work across boundaries with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be highly organised with a strong knowledge of governance, project management and implementation within complex, fast-moving, deadline driven, business environments and have a good understanding of managing large and complex budgets. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are vital, you will be resilient and will have the confidence required to work effectively with senior managers at the highest institutional levels.

To arrange a confidential discussion and to request the full briefing particulars, please contact our retained advisor Sian Gardiner ( ) of The Management Recruitment Group via email or on 020 3962 9900.

Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 2nd May 2021.


The Management Recruitment Group, formed in 2007, focuses on senior appointments in the Built Environment.

Our team, currently over forty strong, work in specialist business units covering a broad range of activities from Facilities & Estates Management to Bids, Design, Construction, Property and Infrastructure.

When you work with MRG you will deal with an expert, someone who speaks your language and will grow with you as your business grows or help you when you need to move to develop your career.

Our Board has an average of over twenty five years’ experience in recruitment in Construction and Property, our Managers average over twelve years’ in their specialist fields and our Consultants average over ten years.

Welcome to The Management Recruitment Group, senior level recruitment by senior level recruiters.  Find out more at

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