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Portfolio Strategy Analyst

  • Permanent
  • London, UK
  • 17465

University Partnerships Programme (UPP), the leading infrastructure and services partner to UK Universities, is seeking to appoint a Portfolio Strategy Analyst to undertake a key strategic planning role across its UK portfolio.

UPP is the UK’s leading provider of on-campus residential and academic accommodation infrastructure, operating over 36,000 rooms in partnership with 15 world-leading universities across the UK. We have launched our ambitious Building Futures strategy and are mobilising to deliver this at pace. 

As part of UPP’s strategy to create a broader service offering, a new Portfolio Strategy & Optimisation team has been established. The team is responsible for working with university partners to undertake detailed, supply and demand driven, portfolio reviews with the overall aim to deliver accommodation strategies that meet the future needs and aspirations of the students and the University.  Reporting to the Director of Portfolio Strategy. The Portfolio Strategy Analyst will analyse supply/demand dynamics on both a current and future forecasted basis, considering projected trends around student demand and type as well as the university’s strategic plan around academic and commercial objectives. 

The Portfolio Strategy Analyst will need to have a strong mix of appraisal skills to analyse complex forms of data, report writing skills to crystalise key findings and recommendations, and interpersonal skills to work with a range of UPP and university stakeholders.  Prior experience of working in an estate planning role is key, and whilst experience of undertaking strategic space and real estate planning activities in a university campus environment would be advantageous, this is not essential.

This is an exciting time to join a commercially focused, high performing, customer and results oriented organisation that operates with energy, pace, and passion – and a to play a key role ensuring that UPP provides high-quality, industry-leading facilities.  To learn more the candidate brochure can be viewed at 

UPP is an inclusive, flexible and supportive employer (we have the Investors in People Gold Accreditation) that offer comprehensive employee benefits (pension, medical, 29 days holiday plus bank holidays and many other perks including access to our UPP Rewards portal, offering discounts from a variety of retailers, restaurants gyms and more), in addition to competitive base salaries and bonus potential.  

For a confidential discussion please contact our retained advisor Nicholas Coppard ( / 07896079495) at MRG.  Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to  

All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to MRG.

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