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Director of Estates & Facilities
Competitive salary and benefits package (including the local government pension scheme)

Lead the strategic direction of Estates and Facilities, creating a culture of exceptional service delivery focused on enhancing the student and staff experience.

This is an exciting time to join the University of Bedfordshire as we progress with our ‘Transforming Bedfordshire’ Strategy (Transforming Bedfordshire). Our new Director of Estates & Facilities will be a pivotal player to deliver our vision of creating a vibrant, inclusive, ambitious academic community.

Our campuses are the core of what we do and who we are. They are where our talented students produce their innovative work, make meaningful connections personally and professionally, and find their individual style. They are a hub for learning and a place to connect – and we’re looking for a new Director of Estates & Facilities to ensure these vital spaces, are ideally suited to our students’ needs.

Reporting to the Chief Finance and Resource Officer, the incoming Director of Estates & Facilities will play a crucial role in supporting the University’s commitment to excellent and inclusive teaching and learning, sustainability, and community engagement. You will join at a time when the University has ambitious plans for growth and impact, and to support this you will lead the development of a new estates strategy and the development of masterplans across each of the University’s campuses.

We are seeking an exceptional leader with a proven track record of developing and implementing property strategies across large scale, diverse and technically complex portfolios. A natural collaborator, you will possess the interpersonal, communication and stakeholder management skills to succeed in a leading modern university.

To arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our retained advisors Michael Hewlett or Ben Duffill from the Management Recruitment Group.

The briefing pack can be viewed at Director of Estates & Facilities candidate pack.

The Management Recruitment Group (MRG) has been exclusively retained for this campaign. All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to them.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 15th October 2023.


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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