Asset Manager

Salary: Grade 7 (£37,099 - £44,263 p.a. depending on experience)

This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Do you have an interest in asset or property management? Are you commercially-minded, with a desire to innovate and maximise income for the University? Would you like to contribute to ensuring the University of Leeds Estate is world class?

The University of Leeds is one of the top 135 universities in the world. We have a truly global community, with more than 39,000 students from 170 different countries and over 9,000 staff of 100 different nationalities. Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe.

The University of Leeds has a large and diverse estate portfolio incorporating academic, teaching and clinical space, student accommodation, residential property, farms, retail and other land holdings. The portfolio exceeds 6 million square feet, 1100 acres and has an insured replacement value of £2.9 billion. It is largely freehold and comprises buildings dating from the 18th century with large elements of 1960's architecture through to many modern buildings, particularly following an extensive capital programme in the last 5 years. The Facilities Directorate is committed to providing first class facilities and fit for purpose high quality buildings across the University's physical environment.

This role is based in the University's Facilities Directorate (FD), a large service with 1100 staff, responsible for the development and maintenance of the University estate, commercial and campus support services, residences and sustainability services. Our aim is to provide first-class services to staff, students and visitors supporting the University's strategic objectives and world class aspirations. With our new three-year business plan entitled ‘Our Way Ahead' the Facilities Directorate is focusing on building communities, both within the service and across the wider University and beyond.

We are seeking to appoint an Asset Manager to support the University's Head of Asset Management in the Asset Management Team that has responsibility for the strategic day to day management of the University's freehold and leasehold property portfolio. You will provide professional and specialist advice to the Head of Asset Management whilst undertaking a varied workload covering all matters relating to Estate Management. You will be involved in a wide variety of surveying work; this will keep your days varied and interesting, enabling you to gain a wide breadth of knowledge and experience.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance.
  • Generous pension scheme options plus life assurance.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

    Philip Dougill, Head of Asset Management

    Email: [email protected]

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Facilities Directorate School/Institute: Planning & Information Category: Professional & Managerial Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per annum Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Ongoing Release Date: Wednesday 03 April 2024 Closing Date: Wednesday 17 April 2024 Reference: FDPLI1001

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    Asset Manager


    University of Leeds


    United Kingdom


    April 04, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 17, 2024

    Job type



    Arts and Culture,Business and Economics

    About the employer

    The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

    The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

    Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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