Keele University is seeking to make the appointment to the post of Deputy Director of Estate Services.
Keele University is a world class campus-based university committed to providing the highest quality learning and living environment in which our students and staff can flourish. Keele is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful 600-acre campus, commitment to sustainability, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £160 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2,000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects. Keele has ambitious plans for its future growth and development, building upon its reputation as a research-led campus University with a broad academic base.
Reporting to the Director of Estate and Campus Services, the Deputy Director of Estate Services role will lead planned and responsive maintenance across the University’s built and natural environment. They will also lead the Energy Management, Campus Safety (Security) and Post Room functions.
The postholder will lead diverse internal team of estates and FM professionals as well as specialist external contractors ensuring the customer-focused deliver of estates services across an incredibly diverse estate portfolio. Keele has a blend of blend of historic and state of the art facilities across its 600-acre estate portfolio, with buildings and spaces that support teaching, research, enterprise and innovation, recreational, events, sports and residential activities.
The successful candidate will possess significant experience of leading estate operations (planned and reactive maintenance, infrastructure management, compliance, energy/utilities management) across a large-scale estate portfolio. You will have a track record of working with complex organisations that have multi-building, high-footfall and technically complex estate portfolios.
It is essential that the successful candidate possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to successfully build relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
The role offers the chance for estates professional to play an influential role in the continuing success of a unique, pioneering university in a beautiful campus setting. The candidate brochure can be viewed at
For a confidential discussion please contact our retained advisor Michael Hewlett (firstname.lastname@example.org / 07972 579 938) of MRG.
Keele University values diversity, and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, and to proper and fair representation across its senior decision making groups. In support of these commitments, the University particularly welcomes expressions of interest and applications from women and from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, for this post.
Closing date for applications is 5th February 2023.