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Cardiff University is seeking to appoint a Deputy Director of Estates (Estates Operations) to play a crucial leadership role resulting in the delivery of consistently excellent estates and facilities services at the University.

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University is established as one of Britain's leading research universities.  An ambitious and innovative university located in a beautiful and thriving capital city, our vision is to be a world-leading, research-excellent, educationally outstanding university, driven by creativity and curiosity, which fulfils its social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, the UK and the world.

The Deputy Director of Estates (Estates Operations) will lead the delivery of a broad portfolio of hard and soft facilities management services across the University’s array of buildings and facilities which includes teaching and research space, healthcare facilities, workspace, enterprise space, social and hospitality space, residential accommodation, recreational and sports facilities and the public realm.  The brief is for the appointed candidate to join on an initial 12-month fixed term contract with a mandate to lead a review and transformation programme resulting in ensuring best-in-class service provision, estates technical assurance and value for money.

We are seeking an exceptional candidate with proven experience of leading estates and facilities services across a large-scale, diverse and complex portfolio, with a track record of leading transformation programmes resulting in demonstratable advancement in operational estates and facilities provision.  To be a success in the role we are seeking an individual with outstanding stakeholder engagement and team leadership skills, and who is results focused and customer-centric in approach.

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To arrange a confidential briefing discussion please contact our retained advisor Michael Hewlett at MRG on or 07972 579 938.  Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to


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