Babraham Research Campus - Director of Estates & Facilities

Babraham Research Campus

Director of Estates & Facilities Candidate Information Pack

About Us The Babraham Research Campus is a key component of the Cambridge Southern Research Cluster, a world- leading life science research and development cluster. The Campus freehold is owned by the UKRI- Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (UKRI-BBSRC), which is a national funding agency that invests in research and innovation across the UK . The Campus is unique in its co-location of the world class research of the Babraham Institute, alongside 60 start-up and scale-up bioscience companies. The Campus is recognised as an exciting and vibrant place to carry out world leading discovery research and start and grow bioscience companies. Excellent people and talent are attracted to work in these organisations to create our Campus community where research and business come together to promote innovation and strengthen links between academia and the commercial world.

Our Vision

The Babraham Research Campus’ vision is to be one of the best places in the world for discovery bioscience research and innovation and a leading sustainable ecosystem to start, nurture, scale and grow bioscience business. The Campus enables world leading, ground breaking bioscience research and business to come together in a unique combination, through its co-location of bioscience companies with the world leading discovery research of the Babraham Institute. This distinct focus accelerates scientific discovery and helps to build and

scale businesses. Our Campus enables an environment of concept to company and start-up to scale-up all underpinned by the bench to building capabilities that we provide. The result is a highly connected, sustainable and dynamic ecosystem, that creates new discoveries, therapeutics, jobs and growth to support the UK economy. The most recent review of the Campus’ economic impact, published in 2020, showed that overall companies estimated being located on the Campus had on average accelerated their fundraising by

three months and increased the amount of funds raised to date by 10%. In addition, the number of employees is estimated to be around 20% larger than it otherwise may have been as a consequence of being located on Campus. The total market value of the largest fourteen companies on the Campus was calculated to be £4.1bn, which represents a 7.2 times return for investors, who have put in £636m in total. Additional support for early-stage life science start-ups is provided by the Campus’ Accelerate@ Babraham bioincubator programme.

Created out of a desire to support and nurture early-stage life science ventures, Accelerate@Babraham offers ventures the opportunity to experience life as part of one of the most successful locations for life science start-ups in Europe. Recognised by LaBiotech as one of the top 25 biotech incubators in Europe in 2021, the fourth cohort started the programme in September 2021. Since its launch in 2018, Accelerate@Babraham portfolio companies have raised over £12.5m.

Our Campus

The Babraham Research Campus is semi- rural in character and contains a variety of landscape typologies. Spread over 450 acres, less than a third of the land has buildings or other developments across it. The River Granta runs through the centre of the Campus, dividing the northern area of built development from the woodland, meadow and arable farmland located to the south of the river. Agricultural buildings associated with the maintenance of the wider Campus are also located in this area.

The Campus has planted extensive woodland areas both north and south of the river and trees across the woodlands on both sides of the river in the past 30 years. Continued planting of trees and hedgerows remains a priority. The landscape associated with the modern Campus development is predominantly ornamental in character providing amenity spaces for staff and local screening for built features and parking areas. The majority of the northern Campus area is surrounded by

perimeter broadleaved woodland belts, providing good visual screening of the development area. In this setting we have been able to both grow the built estate and increase the biodiversity of the land. The setting is treasured and we are committed to continuing to sustain and improve the landscape whilst sympathetically developing the Campus. Importantly, the land to the south of the river is open to the wider community who are encouraged to use and enjoy it. The proposals take the opportunity to deliver at least 20% Biodiversity Net Gain.

Background on our masterplan can be viewed by clicking on this document.

Job Description

Job Profile Summary Provide leadership and direction to a range of operational teams ensuring that we provide high quality, value for money services to our tenant community against agreed key-performance indicators (KPI’s) Managing a multi-million pound budget to develop and deliver lifecycle maintenance works on the campus to our main buildings in Condition B whilst minimising the disruption to our buildings and customers. Being focused on asset management to ensure the longevity of our buildings, vehicles and equipment. Ensuring high levels of compliance across all our activities. To innovate and use technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness. To play a lead role in the delivery of our Sustainability Strategy and in particular focus on utilities management. To work alongside the Director of Campus Capital Development developing our local authority planning applications needs. Develop a well-trained, enthusiastic workforce with a focus upon excellence in the services we provide to ensure that the campus remains the preferred site for life science enterprises to locate and grow.

Job Description Director of Estates & Facilities Line Manager Chief Operating Officer Contract Type Permanent Working Hours 37 hours per week

The Campus provides emerging and growing biotech companies laboratory and office space together with access to outstanding scientific facilities in an ideal geographical location at the core of the Cambridge cluster. We are situated on an attractive 430-acre parkland estate, seven miles south west of Cambridge City Centre. The Campus blends modern laboratory facilities with historic buildings in a spacious, beautifully landscaped setting. The Campus offers excellent amenities: fully-equipped meeting rooms and conferencing facilities, bar, restaurant, gym, tennis court and football pitch. A large component of the estate grounds including the wood, grass, grazing meadows and park land are opened for both the Campus and the wider community to walk through and use. BRCL has direct responsibility for 129K sq. ft. lettable space over 12 properties (inc. 8 Laboratory Buildings), and a conference capability. In addition, for other parties on the campus we provide Facility Management services across 165K sq.ft of R and D space. The campus has grown significantly in recent years and we are now about to embark on another significant stage of development. We intend to submit outline planning consent in early 2025 for a further 300-350k sq. ft. of R and D development and the redevelopment of the existing Residential area. This position will play a significant role in that journey and considering all of the operational service development required to scale up.

About us The Babraham Research Campus is one of the leading locations in Europe for early-stage and scale-up life sciences companies to start up and grow. It is a co-location of world-class life science research with a dynamic community of scientists and entrepreneurs helping to discover and develop therapeutics for the future. The Campus plays a pivotal role in the Cambridge life-science cluster and is the home to start-up and scale- up companies, with ~ 1800 staff on site. Babraham Research Campus has a bold vision and strategy, with planned growth and development. Babraham Research Campus Ltd (BRCL) is the company that manages and develops the Campus, supporting and promoting the regional and UK bioscience ecosystem. It has responsibility for the administration and commercial development of the site for the benefit of all Campus companies.

Key areas of Responsibility

• Operational teams including Maintenance (reactive and planned), Lifecycle projects, Grounds, Gardens and Security • Delivery of the lifecycle capital programme • Part of the Campus Masterplan delivery team • A member of the Senior Management Team • BMS & Utilities Management • Ensure demonstrable compliance associated with the operational areas • Understanding the site from the customer perspective • Ensuring all of the operational services are run in a commercial manner

Company Benefits

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications • Educated to Degree level • Qualification in estate management related areas (e.g. engineering, surveying, construction) • Safety and Compliance related training Experience • Significant experience at a senior level managing multi disciplinary teams • Experience of delivering large capital projects (£10m+) as well as the programme management of a high volume of lower value (up to £500k each) simultaneous capital projects • Experience of overseeing complex areas of compliance and safety with a robust understanding of compliance regulations around property and facilities management • Experience of working in a customer focused sector • Experience of managing complex revenue and capital budgets • Experienced in being measured against a service level agreement. • Experience of using a CAFM Systems Skills & Abilities • The ability to manage multiple operational departments simultaneously. • To understand the detail of operations as well as set out ambitious and exciting strategic plans • To be a data driven person who uses business information to inform the organisation and facilitate sound decision making • Comfortable using IT systems to a high level of complexity • To be used to managing multiple stakeholders who have different interests and focus

• Pension Allowance - Babraham Research Campus Ltd. offers a Group Personal Pension Scheme and currently contributes 10.5% of salary subject to a staff contribution of 3%. • Holiday Entitlement - 25 days p.a. plus bank Holidays and 3 privilege days for Christmas Shutdown • Discretional Annual Bonus - Employees may be eligible for a discretional performance related bonus • Private Healthcare Scheme – invited to join after probationary period • Employee Wellbeing Service - The scheme offers confidential support, information, expert advice and specialist counselling service to all BRC employees • Restaurant Facilities . • Onsite Accommodation - There are a number of hostels, flats and houses that can be rented. (There is currently a waiting list for all types of accommodation). • Social - Sports & Social Club and onsite Gym • Nursery and Holiday Playscheme on site. (Availability of places is dependent on demand). • Car Parking - There is free car parking on the Campus (please note that the Campus actively pursues a green transport policy).

Any offer of employment will be subject to security screening and health screening.

Babraham Research Campus

How to Apply

Babraham Research Campus has engaged the services of the Management Recruitment Group, to whom applications should be sent. To apply, please submit a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) along with a short covering letter that sets out your interest in the role and highlights any pertinent experience/expertise that you would bring to the position. For a confidential conversation about this opportunity, please contact:

Michael Hewlett

Ben Duffill

Please email your application to

Recruitment Programme • Closing date for applications is Sunday 16 th June 2024. • MRG preliminary interviews are scheduled for w/c 17 th June 2024. • 1 st stage i nterviews at BRC are scheduled for 8 th an d 9 th July 2024. • 2 nd stage interview at BRC are scheduled for 15 th and 16 th July 2024.

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