Director of Estates

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
06 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

University of the West of Scotland
Estates Solutions
Competitive salary

At UWS, we believe in our students’ future. We have a proud record in delivering real-world ready graduates and developing effective partnerships with business, industry and the public and voluntary sectors. With our cutting-edge courses, practical knowledge, and intelligent teaching, we help our students get ahead.

UWS, as one of Scotland’s biggest modern universities with campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Lanarkshire and Paisley, is the local university for over 30% of the population of central Scotland. It also has a growing national and international reach: our 5th UK campus opened in London in September 2015 and already has over 1000 students. Our new Lanarkshire Campus is scheduled to open in September 2018 and will present one of the UK’s most sustainable Higher Education environments.

We’re looking for a driven and ambitious Director of Estates to take forward the planning, development and operation of a dynamic, multi-campus estate to meet the strategic aims of the University and provide an innovative 21st century learning environment for our students, staff and communities.

In this role you will provide the vision, leadership and management for our estates services, working with stakeholders across the campuses, and externally, to develop and implement a leading-edge, sustainable estates enabling plan. This will underpin and advance UWS objectives towards the provision of innovative, customer-focused facilities to ensure that our student experience remains one of our strongest assets.

You should have a strong track record in estates management in a multi-location environment, plus extensive knowledge of estates strategy requirements within and beyond Higher Education.

If this sounds like you, and you are keen to find out more about this exciting opportunity with UWS, contact our recruitment consultant Alan Walter at Dixon Walter on +44 (0)131 202 1000, email or visit

UWS was officially recognised by Times Higher Education as being in the top 3% of universities worldwide in their World University Rankings 2018 and we were ranked by them in the top 200 universities under 50 in the THE Young University Rankings 2017. UWS was also placed in the top 100 UK universities for the first time in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.