Assistant Director of Estates & Facilities (Engineering + Maintenance)

4 days left

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary
Competitive + excellent benefits
Posted
06 Jun 2017
Closes
02 Jul 2017
Ref
MIH12384
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Reporting to the Director of Estates and Facilities, the postholder will lead a multi-disciplinary team of in-house professionals and external delivery partners to ensure that the BCU estates portfolio is proactively maintained and improved.  


With around 24,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large, diverse and increasingly popular place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. 

BCU is investing £260m million in its estate, including a major expansion of the City Centre campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities.    The complete University Guide ranked BCU as a top 30 UK university for spending on facilities in 2015.

Reporting to the Director of Estates and Facilities, the postholder will lead a multi-disciplinary team of in-house professionals and external delivery partners to ensure that the BCU estates portfolio is proactively maintained and improved.  The role-holder will ensure that the team offers appropriate levels of responsiveness to reactive estates issues, ensures proactive management of estates compliance, drives value for money through strategic maintenance investment and gives high-quality input into the brief and design for capital investment across the estate.

The successful candidate will have proven experience of leading an estates maintenance and engineering function across a complex, multi-building estate portfolio.  You will possess a relevant technical background and knowledge in an engineering or built environment related discipline, thus giving the capability to lead the team confidently on technical issues.  Strong leadership and management skills are essential, with the ability to manage both in-house and external contracts particularly important.

For a confidential discussion and/or a full job description, please contact our retained advisors Michael Hewlett or Sian Gardiner.   Applications should consist of a CV and supporting statement and should be sent to michael.hewlett@mrgpeople.co.uk.

The competitive benefits package includes 40 days annual leave (including bank holidays), Local Government Pension Scheme and Access to Sports Facilities.

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 2nd July 2017

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