Director of Estates Development

University of Southampton
May 19, 2024
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Director of Estates Development Directorate

Location: Highfield Campus Salary: Competitive: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience (Level 7) Closing Date: Sunday 19 May 2024 Reference: 2694124TD

Competitive salary, plus excellent benefits

The University of Southampton is seeking to make the appointment to the newly created post of Director of Estates Development.

The University of Southampton is a leading research-intensive University, a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, and one of the top 100 universities worldwide. We deliver excellent educational experience and world- leading research and we are known for successfully commercialising our research through enterprise.

The University has a diverse estate, property and land portfolio spanning several campuses, including the main Highfield campus, the City Centre Campus, Avenue Campus, the Boldrewood Innovation Campus, and the Winchester School of Art. The Estates & Facilities team ensure that the University has a built and physical environment that supports the activities of a world-class University, across a portfolio of academic, state of the art research, clinical, enterprise, workspace, residential, social amenity, sport and community facilities. Ambitious plans are afoot with an estates masterplan that will see £1bn of investment in enhancing and delivering a sustainable, inclusive estate over the next decade.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Estates & Facilities, the Director of Estates Development will set the vision and strategy for Estates Development at the University and lead the delivery of this. The remit includes masterplanning, capital programme delivery, property asset management and space management, ensuring that the University has an estate that enables its vision and strategy.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a proven track record of developing and delivering large-scale, complex capital investment programmes and will be capable of leading estate strategy development encompassing masterplanning, asset management and space management. You will have excellent communication skills, a positive and inclusive approach to leadership and will demonstrate a genuine passion for delivering an outstanding estates environment for the University.

The candidate brochure which details the application process can be viewed at https: // To arrange a confidential discussion please contact the University's retained advisors Ben Duffill ([email protected]) or Nick Coppard ([email protected]) at MRG.

To apply for the role please follow this link: Director of Estates Development - MRG (

The University of Southampton is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a diverse environment. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications that will continue to strengthen the diversity of our governing body. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, and are immensely proud to have been awarded an institutional Athena SWAN silver award, which underpins our pledge to improve equality for women. We are also delighted to have received the Race Equality Charter bronze award from Advance HE, which recognises that we have a solid foundation for eliminating racial inequalities and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff and students. We work with our people to ensure their ideas are always heard, and we invite you to share your background and life experiences with us to help us create a truly unique working environment.

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    Apply by midnight on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or [email protected] quoting the job number.


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