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Head of Accomodation

  • £63,673 - £65,578
  • Permanent
  • Lincoln, UK
  • 17779

Head of Accommodation
£63,673 – £65,578 p.a. with potential to progress to £71,659 p.a. through continued exceptional performance. Plus excellent benefits

The University of Lincoln is seeking to recruit a Head of Accommodation to lead on all accommodation related activity and the development and implementation of the university accommodation strategy.

The University of Lincoln is a high achieving centre of academic excellence which has been
recognised nationally and internationally. It is an ambitious, fast-paced dynamic organisation with multiple stakeholders which strives always to improve the student and staff experience and engagement with the wider Lincoln community.

The Commercial and Campus Services department oversees Student Accommodation, Conferencing, Catering, Sports and Retail and is focused on adding value to the university community and student experience by providing an exemplary service and delivering quality products and services to exceed customers’ expectations, whilst delivering a financial surplus so that the university can reinvest in achieving its strategic purpose, vision and ambition.

The residential experience is recognised as a critical element of student life at the University of Lincoln; accordingly, over the last few years, the University embarked on a transformational change programme and now manages and controls over 4,400 Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) bed spaces all either on, or very close to our Brayford campus in Lincoln. In addition to direct operation, the University continues to work with private provider partners in the provision additional PBSA bed spaces, the vast majority of which are also proximate to the campus.

The Head of Accommodation will develop and lead a high performing, efficient team including planning and directing activities to ensure that it is fit-for-purpose, with the necessary skills, capacity and culture to: deliver an excellent student experience; contribute to the student recruitment agenda (through the provision of attractive, high-quality, well-managed, safe and secure student accommodation); and, to optimise commercial returns.

The ideal candidate will be an outstanding leader, with excellent communication and influencing skills, who is able to balance the absolute requirement to deliver value for money and an excellent student experience (working closely with the Student Services and Residence Life teams) with the need to ensure that the University generates and optimises commercial returns from its student accommodation.

The candidate brochure can be viewed here:

To arrange a confidential briefing conversation please contact our advisors Hannah Searle ( / 07966 827413) or David Craven (  / 07932 717 438) of MRG.

Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to

The closing date for applications is Sunday 19th March.

We strive for a diverse workforce with the very best employees and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. The University encourages applications from underrepresented groups inclusive of Black, Asian and other minoritised/marginalised ethnic groups, all gender identities and expressions from the LGBT+ community, candidates with a disability, and those that practise different faiths and beliefs, to enhance our One Community where we strive to be kind, patient, and supportive of each other.

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa, however, if you are an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your status under the EU Settlement Scheme. Please refer to?UK Visas and Immigration?for further information and to consider your eligibility requirements to work in the UK prior to your application.

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