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Deputy Director of Estates Operations

The Management Recruitment Group
Cardiff (Caerdydd)
Competitive salary plus excellent benefits
Closing date
22 Oct 2023

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Deputy Director of Estates Operations

Competitive salary plus excellent benefits

Cardiff University is seeking to appoint a Deputy Director of 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 Operations will lead the delivery of a broad portfolio of hard 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 lead a motivated and customer-focused team 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 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.

The candidate brochure can be viewed at

To arrange a confidential briefing discussion please contact our retained advisors Michael Hewlett on ( / 07972 579 938) and Sally Brockway ( / 07842 315 696). Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to and

The closing date for interviews is 22nd October 2023. Interviews will take place during w/c 13th November.


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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