University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

Deputy Director Of Estates & Facilities

United Kingdom

Closing in 10 days

Deputy Director Of Estates & Facilities Capital, Property and Space Location: Avery Hill Campus

Salary: £95,000 circa (per annum) Contract Type: Permanent Release Date: Tuesday 06 February 2024 Closing Date: Sunday 03 March 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 4329-E

The University of Greenwich is seeking to appoint to the post of Deputy Director of Estates and Facilities (Capital, Property and Space) within its Estates and Facilities Directorate.

The University of Greenwich is one of the largest universities in the UK and works with universities across the world delivering its programmes. With breath-taking heritage campuses, it combines the old with a new, dynamic vision for the future: high quality curriculum design and delivery, research- informed teaching, technology-enhanced learning, students as partners, and promoting student success within a cross-cultural context. The Greenwich campus is based on a UNESCO World Heritage Site and we are custodians of 16 listed buildings with special architectural or historic interest.

The Deputy Director of Estates and Facilities (Capital, Property and Space) supports the Executive Director of Estates and Facilities in the strategic leadership and effective management of the Estates department whilst taking specific responsibility for the leadership of Capital, Property and Space teams within the department. This is an exciting time to be taking up this newly created role. The University has a £300m capital programme to realise its 2030 Estates Strategy with several major projects and significant investment in decarbonisation planned. This role will lead on the delivery of this.

We are seeking an individual with proven experience in a senior and strategic estates leadership role and a track record in delivering large-scale capital programmes. The role takes responsibility for the Property and Space functions (through the manager of an Associate Director, Property and Space) so we are seeking an individual capable of taking portfolio level leadership of this area – as such experience of strategic estates planning relating to property asset management and space management would be advantageous.

The role is responsible for a large-scale and diverse multidisciplinary team of internal team members and a broad spectrum of external delivery partners therefore exceptional leadership skills are crucial to be a success in the role.

The candidate brochure can be viewed at Deputy Director.

For a briefing discussion please contact our retained advisors Nicholas Coppard ([email protected] ) and Ben Duffill ([email protected] ) at MRG. Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to [email protected] and [email protected]

Closing date for applications is Sunday 3rd March 2024.

We are committed to building a strong, diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We particularly encourage applications from protected characteristic(s), who are currently under-represented within the University of Greenwich at these levels/within these areas.

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion.

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form.

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees' experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

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Job details


Deputy Director Of Estates & Facilities


University of Greenwich


United Kingdom


February 07, 2024

Application deadline

March 03, 2024

Job type



Architecture and Design,Business and Economics

About the employer

The University of Greenwich was established in 1890 at Woolwich Polytechnic and received its first CGLI certificate in 1892. In 1992, the institution gained the status of a university and was renamed as the University of Greenwich. Over the years, the university has made its place among the top academic institutions in the world. It has gained the accreditations of many prestigious organizations like CIPD, APS, and AMBA.

Notably, the University of Greenwich has three campuses. Two of these campuses, Avery Hill Campus and Greenwich Campus, are located in London while the third campus, Medway Campus, is located in Kent, England. The Greenwich campus is the university's home campus and has the Stock well Street Building that houses TV and film studios, a library, and high-tech editing suites. Also, the social and teaching spaces of the campus are located in the £25-million Dreadnought Building. The Avery Hill campus has excellent sports and teaching facilities with four clinical skills labs, two weather-proof sports pitches, a sports hall, a huge lecture theatre, and a gym. The Medway campus has many study facilities like an 8,000-m2 lab, the Drill Hall Library, residential facilities, and a student hub.

The university offers many undergraduate- and postgraduate-level programmes in various fields like accounting, finance, architecture, science, business, management, engineering, arts, English, social science, history, law, marketing, nursing, pharmacy, and psychology. And, the university offers these courses through its Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities, Faculty of Business School, Faculty of Education and Health, and Faculty of Engineering and Science. The university has alliances with many regional and international academic institutions to provide students with facilities like student exchange and study abroad programmes. Further, the university's industrial placement scheme is available to help students get suitable jobs.

The University of Greenwich has over 225,000 alumni across the globe. Amongst the names of notable alumni include Charles K. Kao, a well-known physicist who won a Nobel Prize in physics for pioneering the use of fiber optics in telecommunications. Malorie Blackman is the author of some famous novels like Hacker, A.N.T.I.D.O.T.E, Pig-Heart Boy, Tell Me No Lies and Dead Gorgeous. Jamie Adenuga (Jme) is a popular record producer and co-founder of Boy Better Know. Abiy Ahmed is the third Prime Minister of Ethiopia. Dave Rowntree is the drummer in the rock band, Blur. He is also an English animator, solicitor, and politician.

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