Director of Estates

Swansea (Abertawe) (GB)
26 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Swansea University is a research-led institution that has enjoyed a period of tremendous growth, and is one of the leading Universities in the UK for graduate employment prospects – Listed in the top 15 in The Complete University Guide and the Times, and top 5 in the Guardian, equal with Cambridge. Swansea University was the winner of the What University ‘University of the Year’ 2019 – An award exclusively voted for by students. In its recent history, the University has developed an enterprising culture that has afforded significant partnerships with industry and commerce, and also with academic institutions globally.  With over 20,000 students, Swansea University needs a professional services workforce that delivers excellence through efficient and effective systems and processes that harness innovation in technology.

Having already invested £450m in its Bay Campus, the University is looking to continue investing in capital development and, within this context, seeks to appoint a new Director of Estates. The Director of Estates will play a pivitol role in delivering Swansea University’s ambition, of a sustainable top 30 position in UK rankings, by shaping and developing the University’s physical environment. This is the opportunity to join a dynamic institution, with the vision and resources to deliver a compelling estates project into which this person will have substantial strategic input. Reporting to the Registrar & COO, this person will work closely with key external stakeholders and be a champion for the University’s estates and facilities agenda.

The successful candidate will bring strong influencing and leadership skills, scale and the sophistication of approach and seniority necessary for a role of this breadth. Significant experience in estates and facilities, combined with successful track record of management and delivery, is a prerequisite. The appointee will have a background of high-level responsibility for the built environment and an in-depth knowledge of current regulations. The University wishes to deliver best-in-class facilities for its students and make a positive contribution to the city, meaning this person will be expected to be ambitious about what they can achieve and motivated to deliver outstanding work. Finally it is important to the University that they demonstrate the leadership values of professionalism, caring and collaboration.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Swansea University on this appointment.  For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference WASYJ.  Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).  Applications should be received by noon on Friday 23 August 2019.