UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

Assistant Director (Project Delivery)

Location
Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
Salary
£58,655 - £62,219 per annum
Posted
14 May 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Assistant Director (Project Delivery)
Directorate
Estates Services Directorate (www.strath.ac.uk/estates/)
Staff Category    Administrative and Professional
Reference No    129805
Reports To    Director of Estates Services
Grade:    10
Salary Range:    £58,655 - £62,219 per annum
Contract Type:    Open Contract
FTE:    1 (35 hours/week)
Closing Date    Sunday, 3 June 2018

The University is in the midst of an ambitious plan to develop the Glasgow City Centre Campus. Since 2010, over £300million has been spent on improving the estate and tackling backlog maintenance and operational issues. The University has refreshed the Estates Strategy and this establishes the direction for the development of the campus over the next ten years and sets the vision for the development programmes within this timescale. To support the delivery of these ambitious plans a new Assistant Director post is being created to manage the portfolio of existing and future Capital Projects within the Capital Investment Plan.

As a member of the Estates Senior Leadership Team, the Assistant Director (Project Delivery) will work closely with the other Assistant Directors of Estates responsible for Estate Planning, Sustainability & Environmental Management, Estate Operations and Campus Services to ensure that Estates Services supports the achievement of the University’s goals and objectives as set out in the University’s Strategic Plan.

In the next ten years, there will be an additional capital programme of circa £250m and the focus will be on ensuring that this is invested so that the estate assets are operating at optimum efficiency whilst delivering the University’s strategic themes. Identifying and delivering business case outputs will be key as well as securing external funding opportunities.

As well as contributing to the development of Estates strategy as part of the Director’s senior management team, the Assistant Director (Project Delivery) will be specifically responsible for developing strategies to:

1.    Ensure that the quality and delivery of new developments meet the needs of the University and support the achievement of University goals and objectives. Enable effective procurement, in sequencing works and managing multiple Projects whilst ensuring that the working of the University is not impacted and the disruption to the community is minimised. 
2.    Plan, implement and manage the University’s Capital Development programme and integrating this where possible with initiatives from other parts of the directorate, for instance Asset Management, Carbon Reduction  and Residences Strategies.

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Other Information

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (http://www.strath.ac.uk/hr/workforus).
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Ms Stella Matko, Director Estates Services (stella.matko@strath.ac.uk; 0141 548 3205.

Interviews

Formal interviews for this post will be held during week commencing 2 July 2018.

Equality and Diversity

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.