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Interim Director of Estates & Facilities Operations

  • £87,000 - £87,000
  • Permanent
  • Southampton, UK
  • 17475

Create a culture of exceptional service delivery focused on enhancing the student experience.  Be part of a world class university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

At the University of Southampton, we aspire to change the world for the better through our research, education, innovation and enterprise. This is an exciting time to be joining the University in what is a period of considerable growth built around our reputation for excellence and world class facilities.  Southampton’s record for success in spinning out its research excellence into business ventures has made it one of the leading entrepreneurial universities in the UK. 

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Estates and Facilities, the role is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction for all Estates & Facilities Operations with overall responsibility for all elements of hard and soft facilities management services in addition to driving the University’s Sustainability agenda and developing systems that support all these efforts.  Creating an overall vision for the area of responsibility, the role will lead significant operational and cultural change to considerably enhance how maintenance and facilities management is delivered in the University. 
You will be supported by an experienced management team including an Associate Director (Engineering and Maintenance), Associate Director (Campus Services and Facilities), Associate Director (Environment and Sustainability) and a Senior Business Change Manager.

The successful candidate will possess a proven track record of providing ‘best in class’ facilities management services across a comparable prestigious high-public footfall customer facing portfolio.  This role will suit professionals with a high level of personal credibility with demonstrable experience in engendering a culture of exceptional delivery at both an operational and strategic level.  To be a success in the role we are seeking an individual with outstanding stakeholder engagement and team leadership skills, and who is results focused and customer-centric in approach.

The post is initially offered as a 5 month fix-term contract and will start immediately.

To arrange a confidential conversation, please contact our advisor Michael Hewlett ( The Management Recruitment Group has been exclusively retained for this campaign.  All direct and third party applications will be forwarded to them.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 13th November 2022.

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