Assistant Director of Estates (Maintenance & Compliance)
Established in 1965, the University of Kent – the UK’s European University – is one of the country’s leading academic institutions producing world class-class research, rated internationally excellent and leading the way in many fields of study. The University of Kent has been ranked 23rd in The Guardian University Guide 2017, The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016.
The estates department with some 260 staff and an annual revenue budget of £25m is one of the largest Professional Service Departments in the University. It is responsible for the maintenance of 63 buildings and 5400 student bedrooms at the Canterbury Campus and 3 owned and 12 leased buildings at the Medway Campus.
Working across our diverse and technically demanding estate portfolio, the Assistant Director of Estates (Maintenance & Compliance) will be responsible for the management and execution of all Maintenance Services which encompasses 60 staff with an annual budget of c.£7m. Your remit will also include the production of the Long Term Maintenance Programme for the University’s Estate.
The successful candidate will possess extensive experience in the leadership of a large in-house team across all aspects of planned and reactive maintenance including minor one off projects and business improvement work streams. A proven track record in the management of a similar 'Technical Client' function across a comparable large and multi-site estate is essential.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are prerequisite traits as is the ability to work in a collaborative and customer focused manner across a large, complex multi-faceted organisation. You will possess excellent technical skills with a recognised professional engineering/building services qualification and corporate membership of a relevant body.
To arrange a confidential discussion and/or to request the full briefing particulars, please contact our retained advisor Michael Hewlett of The Management Recruitment Group.
Closing date for applications is Sunday 9th April 2017