Oxford Brookes - Director of Estates & Campus Services


Dear Candidate, Thank you for your interest in this important role at Oxford Brookes University. I hope that the following details are of help to you. Oxford Brookes University is one of the UK’s leading modern higher education institutions. The University’s Strategic Plan, Strategy 2020, identifies four strategic goals: Student Experience, Research and Knowledge Exchange, Infrastructure and Services, and External. The strategy builds on the institution’s existing strengths and sets a framework for excellence and innovation to deliver further impact for the benefit of all of our communities in the context of an increasingly competitive environment. To help drive forward its strategic plan, the University is looking to appoint a Director of Estates and Campus Services as successor to the current incumbent who retires in August 2018. Reporting into the Registrar and Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Estates and Campus Services will lead the directorate tasked with delivery of a physical estate and associated services that reflect our academic ambitions. This is a broad portfolio covering the long-term planning, development and maintenance of the estate, providing a range of services which are essential for the smooth running of the University, and providing an excellent student and staff experience. The Director will be responsible for planning and delivering large-scale capital projects, as well as providing a high-quality, cost-effective range of services including student accommodation, sport and commercial services (catering, conferencing, etc.). The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading and delivering major capital projects in a large, complex organisation, alongside providing high-quality, cost-effective and client-centred services. The postholder will have demonstrable experience of leading teams, be able to inspire those around them, and have exceptional interpersonal skills to engage with stakeholders at all levels both internally and externally. S/he will possess a comprehensive understanding of the external environment in which universities operate. Thank you for your interest in this key role at Oxford Brookes University. I look forward to engaging with you as part of the


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