Director of Campus Development

Bristol, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary plus excellent benefits
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 24 November 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School Campus Division
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary Competitive Salary plus excellent benefits
Closing date for applications 24-Nov-2019

The University of Bristol is seeking to appoint to the newly created senior role of Director of Campus Development.

The University of Bristol is a thriving and international community dedicated to learning, discovery and enterprise. Situated in the heart of Bristol it is a major force in the life and economy of South West England and a world leader in research. 

We have ambitious plans to improve and develop our Estate.  In June 2016, the University launched its new strategic plan for the period up to 2023 and this sets out ambitious plans for the development of many areas of University activity which are to be supported by significant (and fully funded) capital investment including the £100 million plus transformation of the heart of the campus, Tyndall Place, and a new £350 million city centre campus, the Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus.

Reporting to the Chief Property Officer, the Director of Campus Development will lead the development of the University’s Capital, Sustainability and Estate Management strategies ensuring they collectively lead the development and delivery of a world class working, learning and research environment across the University estate – and are aligned with both Corporate and Divisional strategies.

Potential candidates will have a proven track record in a senior leadership role with responsibility for real estate development and asset management across a large, complex mixed-use portfolio, preferably in an urban environment.  Experience of taking accountability for embedding sustainability across estate development and estate management activities would be advantageous.  The role calls for an individual with exceptional interpersonal skills, with the proactive, enthusiastic and ambitious nature required to succeed in a dynamic and complex environment. 

This role offers the chance for an individual to take up one of the leading client-side property and development roles in the South West region, in one of the UK’s leading cities.  The Candidate Brief can be viewed and downloaded at

To arrange a confidential discussion please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill ( or Nick Coppard ( of The Management Recruitment Group via email or on 0203 962 9900.

The closing date for applications is 24th November 2019.

Final stage interviews will be held at the University of Bristol on 14th January 2020.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.