Head of Capital Development

One of the largest universities in the country, with over 26,00 students benefiting from a Plymouth education, the University has invested around £250 million to create a vibrant campus in the heart of the city. It is home to teaching and research expertise across the academic spectrum: from science and engineering to health and medicine; business and entrepreneurship to arts and the humanities. Within the top 50 universities for research, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the University also has a record number of National Teaching Fellows, and is the first modern university to launch its own medical and dental schools.

Reporting to the Director of Estates and Capital Projects, the Head of Capital Development will lead the function which is responsible for the planning and delivery of the University’s major project programme which represents a significant long-term investment in our estate. This programme will include design competitions, tendering and procurement of contractors, and responsibility for the cost management and commercial issues arising from such developments. In carrying out this role you will deliver transformational change across Estates and Facilities, contributing to the University’s strategic ambitions.

You will have a proven track record of leading large scale capital programmes and projects across diverse, mixed-use estate portfolio. You will have strong leadership and management skills, with experience of motivating and leading teams of in-house and external property professionals in the delivery of a broad range of planning, project and programme delivery functions. Experience of having led projects on a range of property types particularly commercial, academic, civic and mixed-use schemes would be advantageous.

We are seeking highly motivated, positive and collaborative individuals to join the team and it is anticipated that you will have the excellent interpersonal and communication skills required to successfully undertake a senior and influential role within the University.

For a confidential discussion and/or the full job particulars, please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill (ben.duffill@mrgpeople.co.uk) or Leena Lais (leena.lais@mrgpeople.co.uk) at The Management Recruitment Group or 020 7959 2368. To apply please email a CV and covering letter to ben.duffill@mrgpeople.co.uk.

The Management Recruitment Group (MRG) has been exclusively retained for this campaign. All direct and third party applications will be forwarded to MRG.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 9th October 2016

Formal Interviews scheduled for: Monday 24th October 2016

Plymouth University is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s career in STEMM academia.

Plymouth University has been recognised by Bloomberg as one of the 50 best UK employers for 2016.

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