Head of Estates

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Ascot Racecourse is seeking to appoint a Head of Estates to lead a world-class standard of property and estates across its renowned land and property portfolio. 

Ascot is a world-renowned racecourse attracting up to 600,000 guests each year and is the home of some of sports most prestigious race meetings.  Ascot is a global lifestyle destination venue for horseracing and events, the leading racecourse in Britain and one of the finest in the world.   With an estate covering 264 acres, Ascot has a diverse land and property holding including extensive leisure facilities, corporate assets, the iconic racecourse and residential assets. A notable asset within the estate is the iconic Grandstand which has seen investment of some £250m since 2004.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Head of Estates will lead an internal and external team responsible for a wide portfolio of estates and facilities management activities ensuring that development and asset management strategies are realised, and that world-class estates and facilities management services are delivered with operational efficiency and professionalism. 

You will lead and motivate the in-house estates and facilities team to deliver high-quality estates maintenance provision and capital investment whilst working closely with the Managing Director on strategy development including the appraisal of future major development schemes.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in leadership roles across large scale property and estates portfolios of significant complexity.   We are seeking to maximise the potential of our history and brand and the physical environment needs to support this – we are therefore seeking a leader that has demonstrable experience of successfully leading transformation programmes resulting in exceptional estates service provision through an in-house team.   

Given the diverse nature of stakeholder relationships and the requirement to lead and motivate a multidisciplinary team, it is expected that prospective candidates will have excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills and be extremely delivery focused and customer oriented.  The role calls for the ability to lead and work in a flexible and responsive manner given the demands of the Ascot lifestyle and sporting calendar. 

The candidate brochure for the role can be viewed at https://online.flippingbook.com/view/860732679

To arrange a briefing discussion please contact our retained advisors Stephanie Howe (stephanie.howe@mrgpeople.co.uk) and Ben Duffill (ben.duffill@mrgpeople.co.uk) of The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900. 

Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and can be sent to stephanie.howe@mrgpeople.co.uk and ben.duffill@mrgpeople.co.uk.

Closing date for applications is 10 October 2021.  Interviews are scheduled to take place in late October 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 www.mrgpeople.co.uk.

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