Head of Graduate Accommodation and Residential Lettings

University of Oxford
February 06, 2023
Offerd Salary:£7 milli
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Head of Graduate Accommodation and Residential Lettings

The Malthouse, Tidmarsh Lane, Oxford, OX1 1NQ

The University of Oxford is a stimulating work environment, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence. Our research plays a key role in tackling many global challenges, from reducing our carbon emissions to developing vaccines during a pandemic.

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Estate Services Department as a Head of Graduate Accommodation and Residential Letting working in a hybrid office.

Estates Services is responsible for the management of Oxford's 450 buildings, University Parks and Gardens, Wytham Woods and commercial, agriculture and residential land. Our values include being open, honest and fair, we listen, and to show courtesy and respect to our staff.

What We Offer

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees' wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

• An excellent contributory pension scheme

• 38 days annual leave

• A comprehensive range of childcare services

• Family leave schemes

• Cycle loan scheme

• Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

The University also runs an enormous amount of social groups and sports clubs for those looking for more than just a great place to work.

About the Role

Reporting the Director of Asset and Space Management, The Head of Graduate Accommodation and Residential Lettings is responsible for the Graduate Accommodation portfolio (933 units and an annual income of £7 million) and the Residential Lettings portfolio (150 units and an annual income of £2 million).

The main responsibilities of the post involve the management and development of University-owned graduate and residential accommodation.

You will also be responsible for the management, leadership and development of a growing team of 19 staff, based in the office but with staff also moving towards a hybrid working model, across all the graduate accommodation sites and throughout the City.

You will make visits to sites on a regular basis. You will also contribute to the budget setting processes, regularly review strategic opportunities for land and property acquisition, disposal and redevelopment, regularly review the standards and availability of service in all areas of responsibility, recommend, introduce, create and oversee schemes and plans to develop and refurbish Graduate Accommodation and Residential Lettings properties, act as Section Safety Officer ensuring all health and safety and compliance aspects are adhered to.

About You

To be successful in this varied and interesting role you must be able to demonstrate a strong track record in the residential and institutional property sector at a senior level, with experience of accounts and budgeting.

You must have exceptional leadership and communication skills and should be a strategic thinker able to operate independently within pre-agreed responsibility guidelines.

You will be articulate and able to write clear well-structured reports. Demonstrable customer service experience, understanding and commitment is important, as is experience of working with student or similar accommodation types.

Application Process

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 6 February 2023

Interviews will take place week commencing the 29th February 2023 and can be either face to face or online

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

Contact Person : Philip Taylor Vacancy ID : 162962 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 06-Feb-2023 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 9 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 50300 - 58284

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