Associate Director of Estate Operations (UOH-TA-0131C)

University of Hull
May 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:£57,696 to £64,914
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Associate Director of Estate Operations Reference: UOH-TA-0131C

Campus: Hull Faculty/Area: Infrastructure Services Subject Group/Team: Infrastructure Services Office Salary: £57,696 to £64,914 up to 21% pension & £10'000 relocation package 31 days holiday + bank holidays + flexible & hybrid working Post Type: Full Time Closing Date: Wednesday 15 May 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed

Applicants are expected to include a CV and covering letter

The Role:

Associate Director of Estate Operations

The University:

The University of Hull was founded in 1927 and opened for business with 39 students and 14 ‘one-person' departments. The University now has more than 16,000 students and around 2,500 employees, including more than 1,000 academic staff. The University of Hull is on a journey, one that is led by our commitment to delivering excellent research and a fantastic experience; the importance of the University Estate and the services we offer has therefore never been higher.

Estates & Facilities:

The University's Estates and Facilities team of over 200 people provide everything needed to design, equip, run, maintain, manage and operate our buildings. Working across the entire Estate which is 250,000m2 and consists of 113 buildings, we have talented space management and development teams who create and deliver state-of-the-art buildings and refurbishments, working closely with our student and staff communities to transform the way research and education is delivered. We have dedicated teams of skilled maintenance experts, specialists in sustainability, facilities and accommodation management, cleaning and security to ensure we provide an outstanding experience for our communities.


Work closely with the Director of Estates Development and Operations to provide strategic and operational leadership and be the technical lead for the estate operations, engineering, compliance and digital system functions ensuring all service deliverables are executed to the highest standards within agreed KPIs whilst driving continuous improvement and efficiency, ensuring the provision of high quality, value for money services and provision of a safe environment for students, staff and visitors. Candidates that have and understanding of leading and working with engineering teams will be looked upon favourably.

• Have managerial, professional and technical responsibility for the strategic and operational management of a range of functions and services including general management, maintenance, grounds, compliance, customer services, digital systems, health and safety, fire and risk management ensuring they are carried out efficiently, economically, safely and to appropriate professional and technical standards and in full compliance with statutory and legal obligations in line with agreed KPI, SLA and quality standards

• Be a professional specialist and have a high level of expertise across a range of maintenance and compliance related functions

• Significantly contribute to the development, delivery and ongoing monitoring of the Estate, Carbon and Energy and Facilities Management strategies and associated technical specifications, policies and procedures all of which significantly contribute to the delivery of the University's Strategy

• Significantly contribute to the formulation and delivery of long-term directorate strategic plans and operational objectives ensuring each service area has a clear long-term strategic plan and operational business objectives that are consistent with the University's goals and objectives whilst ensuring the provision of a first class, comprehensive and efficient Estates and Facilities service

• Significantly contribute to the University's drive to achieve carbon neutrality across all its activities, driving cultural and behavioural change throughout the organisation. This will involve promoting sustainability, developing and implementing policies and management systems, promoting and coordinating sustainability activities across the university and engaging with internal and external stakeholders to promote sustainability across the institution and beyond


  • A relevant degree in construction, engineering or surveying or equivalent qualification with substantial experience

  • Demonstrable experience of successfully managing a large estates team and working across a large and complex estate.

  • Demonstrable experience of leading a team including maintenance, engineering, compliance, digital systems and customers services in a large and complex organisation, including experience of acting in an advisory capacity to project management teams.

  • For More Info:

    Please view the attached Associate Director of Estate Operations job description or, for an informal discussion, contact Edward Stabler, Talent Acquisition, at [email protected].

    Director of Estates, Associate Director of Estates, Head of Estates, Estates Manager, Estates and Facilities Manager, Engineering Manager, Engineer, Maintenance, Surveyor

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