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Associate Director of Estates Development

  • Permanent
  • Southampton, UK
  • 18232

Associate Director of Estates Development
Competitive salary, plus excellent benefits

The University of Southampton is seeking to make the appointment to the role of Associate Director of Estates Development.

The University of Southampton is a leading research-intensive University, a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, and one of the top 100 universities worldwide. We deliver excellent educational experience and world-leading research, and we are known for successfully commercialising our research through enterprise. 

The University has a diverse estate, property and land portfolio spanning several campuses, including the main Highfield campus, the City Centre Campus, Avenue Campus, the Boldrewood Innovation Campus, and the Winchester School of Art. The Estates & Facilities team ensure that the University has a built and physical environment that supports the activities of a world-class University, across a portfolio of academic, state of the art research, clinical, enterprise, workspace, residential, social amenity, sport and community facilities.  Ambitious plans are afoot with an estates masterplan that will see £1bn of investment in enhancing and delivering a sustainable, inclusive estate over the next decade.

Reporting to the Director of Estates Development, the Associate Director of Estates Development will lead and manage the planning and delivery of the University’s capital programme, which involves refurbishment and new build construction projects ranging from £1m to £100m in value. As Associate Director of Estates Development, your duties will include the coordination of the delivery of a programme of projects from inception, design, construction and mobilisation, ensuring specifications, time, cost, quality parameters and best practice are all met.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a proven track record of developing and delivering large-scale, complex capital investment programmes and will be capable of leading estate strategy development encompassing masterplanning, asset management and space management.  You will have communication skills, a positive and inclusive approach to leadership and will demonstrate a genuine passion for delivering an outstanding estates environment for the University.

The candidate brochure which details the application process can be viewed at

To arrange a confidential discussion please contact the University’s retained advisors Ben Duffill ( or Nick Coppard ( at MRG. 

The University of Southampton is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a diverse environment. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications that will continue to strengthen the diversity of our governing body. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion and are immensely proud to have been awarded an institutional Athena SWAN silver award, which underpins our pledge to improve equality for women. We are also delighted to have received the Race Equality Charter bronze award from Advance HE, which recognises that we have a solid foundation for eliminating racial inequalities and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff and students. We work with our people to ensure their ideas are always heard, and we invite you to share your background and life experiences with us to help us create a truly unique working environment.
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