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Space Planning Manager

  • £42,542 - £53,848
  • Permanent
  • Huddersfield, UK
  • 17874

Space Planning Manager
Salary £42,542 – £53,848 plus exceptional pension and annual leave

The University of Huddersfield is seeking to recruit a Space Planning Manager to join its Estates Team.

The Estates and Facilities Services are instrumental in ensuring facilities offered by the University of Huddersfield to students, staff and visitors are first class, and that Huddersfield maintains its strong financial position within the top ten of mainstream universities and has an academic estate that is rated within the top 10% in the UK.

The University has ambitious plans for its estate, demonstrating this with the development of the National Health Innovation Campus, which hopes to bring students and visitors into Huddersfield town centre and help develop the next cohort of health professionals. This exciting new £75m capital project, is currently on site (Daphne Steele Building) with Planning Permission for another 65,000m2 of space, with Phase 2, a Health Partnership Building planned for delivery in September 2025.  It will be a transformative project for the people of the region, which will improve health outcomes and lead innovation in healthcare for the North of England.

The Space Planning Manager will be responsible for planning, developing and implementing strategies, procedures and systems to improve the overall effectiveness and utilisation of university space and property, across the Estate and Estate’s Services projects, ensuring integration at institutional, campus, and project level.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in an influential space and property management role across a large-scale, complex estate portfolio.  You will be adept at leading and implementing space management and utilisation strategies at a senior and influential level, whilst also having the experience to lead operational space planning, decant and moves project management activities.

To be a success in the role you will need to be highly motivated and results-focused with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  The role calls for an individual who can gain the confidence of and successfully influence a diverse range of stakeholders.

The University of Huddersfield offers a fantastic benefits package including a generous pension scheme and annual leave entitlement, hybrid working, relocation support, access to campus amenities and much more.

The Candidate brochure can be viewed here.

To arrange a briefing discussion please contact our retained advisors at MRG, David Craven ( / 07932717438).  Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to

The closing date for applications is 16th April 2023.  Interviews will take place early May 2023.

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