Assistant Director, Estates Infrastructure and Sustainability

Manchester, Greater Manchester
c.£70,000 to £80,000 plus substantial benefits package
15 Aug 2019
15 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Director, Estates Infrastructure and Sustainability

c.£70,000 to £80,000 plus substantial benefits package

We are a great, modern university, in a great global city, here to make an impact on Manchester, our nation and beyond; with a driving ambition to discover and disseminate knowledge and make higher education accessible and beneficial to all those with the passion and ability to succeed. We work closely with our city, with business, the community and our academic peers - locally, nationally and internationally - to be inventive and creative, generate great opportunities, and enable our students, colleagues and everyone whose lives we touch, to make an impact.

Reporting to the Director of Estates, Facilities and Capital Development, the Assistant Director, Estates Infrastructure and Sustainability will be responsible for creating a culture of exceptional service delivery across a wide range of our critical operational functions. These include Engineering and Building Infrastructure, Maintenance Operations, Environment, Sustainability, Utilities and Energy Management.

This is an ideal role for professionals who enjoy taking a long-term strategic approach to estates operations in conjunction with the autonomy to drive day-to-day operations.

The successful candidate will possess a proven record of accomplishment providing ‘best in class’ Estates ‘hard services’ across a comparable prestigious high-public footfall customer facing portfolio.  You will be an adept contract manager with strong commercial acumen with a track record of managing and performing effective supply chain in addition to directly employed teams. This role will suit professionals with a high level of personal credibility with demonstrable experience in engendering a culture of exceptional delivery at both an operational and strategic level. A proven track record in successfully managing change and transformation will be essential including devising and implementing innovative delivery models.

Standing as a Chartered Engineer would be desirable, Incorporated Engineer status and a background in technical maintenance will be essential.

To arrange a confidential discussion and/or to request the full briefing particulars please contact our retained advisor David Craven of The Management Recruitment Group via email at or on 0161 638 0936.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 15th September 2019.

Interviews Friday 4th October 2019.

 Closing date for applications is Sunday 25th August 2019.

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