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King’s College London

The King’s Estate

Estates & Facilities

Real Estate Development

The Appointment of the Associate Director Real Estate Development – Cost and Control

Job Description and Person Specification

Further Information & Application Process


Since its foundation almost 200 years ago, King’s College London has been central to the establishment of London as one of the world’s foremost centres of academic excellence.

Situated in the heart of what, by any measure, is one of the world’s most dynamic and international cities, King’s benefits from being shoulder-to-shoulder with London’s great institutions.

While King’s has a proud history, which has served the King’s family well for generations and made a profound contribution to modern life and society, King’s is neither captured nor defined only by its past. Indeed, King’s aspires to tackle global challenges and serve society in a way that is contemporary, forward-looking and unrestrained. King’s is: • one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (2018-19 QS international world rankings) • the fourth oldest university in England • research-led and based in the heart of London. King’s has over 31,000 students (including nearly 12,800 postgraduates) from some 150 countries and almost 8,500 employees. King’s provides world-class teaching and cutting-edge research: • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings • Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*) • The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £778 million. King’s has a distinguished reputation in: • the humanities • law • the sciences, including health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry • social sciences, including international affairs.

King’s is in The Complete University Guide’s Top Ten for: • Business Management Studies • Classics & Ancient History

• Dentistry • Education • Food Science • History • Law • Music

King’s has influenced many of the advances that shape modern life, such as: • the discovery of the structure of DNA • research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar • being the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe.

King’s Health Partners

King’s, Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King’s Health Partners. King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration. For more information, visit the King’s Health Partners’ website.

World Questions | King’s Answers

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise.

Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year.

King’s Strategic Vision 2029

By 2029 King’s will be: • A recognised community of learners in which students and staff across disciplines collaborate and connect to change the world • Home to the most able and innovative researchers delivering valuable insight and ground breaking discovery in state of the art infrastructure • Known as the university that makes a significant and innovative contribution to

society and to business, beyond education and research • Regarded throughout the world as London’s leading civic university • Making a significant difference on the world stage

The King’s Estate

King’s is most central university in London, with five campuses in the heart of London including four thames-side campuses within a single square mile.

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King’s College London’s arts and sciences faculties. King’s Venues Strand is adjacent to Somerset House,

close to the Royal Courts of Justice and just a few minutes’ walk from Covent Garden.

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based at the riverside Guy’s Campus, next to the Shard. Close to London Bridge on the South Bank of the River Thames, next to Guy’s Hospital, this is an increasingly fashionable area, with many bars, restaurants, markets and creative businesses. The Florence Nightingale Museum is based at St Thomas’, along with continuing medical and dental teaching. The Campus is located in central London, overlooking the River Thames, next to Westminster Bridge and opposite the Houses of Parliament. The Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and Estates & Facilities department as well as other faculties conveniently placed close to London’s South Bank Centre, Waterloo Station and the IMAX Cinema. Denmark Hill Campus is the home of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and the Champion Hill Residence. Denmark Hill is situated in Camberwell, in the London Borough of Southwark. In the last few years this and the neighbouring areas have undergone an incredible process of regeneration and are now one of the most exciting places in London to live, study and work.

King’s has a large scale residences portfolio of c. 5000 rooms spanning thirteen locations located throughout London, with most near our teaching campuses.

Estates and Facilities

Led by the Director of Estates & Facilities Nick O’Donnell, the Directorate of Estates & Facilities is responsible for efficient and effective acquisition, disposal, management and operation of the university’s infrastructure assets and the environment within which the university’s students, staff and researchers operate.

The department has two main functions:

Real Estate Development

Led by the Director of Real Estate Development, Zoe Asensio-Sanchez, this team leads development projects to meet the academic needs and university strategy. This includes the acquisition, development and the disposal of land and property. The Capital Projects team delivers major refurbishments for King’s owned and occupied buildings, from initial briefing and concept design through to tendering of contracts and management of construction work. King’s is committed to achieving BREEAM “Excellent” for all our new buildings and BREEAM “Very Good” for our refurbished buildings where the cost of the project exceeds £1 million.

Real Estate Management

Tristam Slater, Director of Operations leads the Estates & Facilities Operations team, which has a broad portfolio of responsibilities which range from security and daily cleaning and mail services, to small building projects and creating and sustaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, staff and visitors. Our main areas of operation are: • Campus Operations: Ensuring that all campus buildings and services meet the needs of staff, students and visitors. • Infrastructure, Assurance, Contracts & Performance: working closely with our partners for security, cleaning and associated services and PFI partners for two of our buildings, delivering major planned and critical reactive maintenance and the long-term planning and implementation of the university’s capital investment, asset improvement and project delivery. • Sustainability: Managing the energy, waste, and promoting better use of our resources to minimise the effect on the environment. King’s Venues & King’s Food: Providing retail and hospitality services through King’s Food and conference and summer lettings. They also manage internal and commercial events held in the university space and summer residential lettings.

Real Estate Development

A £1 billion redevelopment programme is transforming King's estate. Since 1999 over half the university's activities have been relocated to new and refurbished buildings.

Recently completed projects

Bush House Buildings

King’s is leasing the five iconic Bush House buildings, next to its historic Strand Campus. King’s will occupy Bush House, former headquarters of the BBC World Service, Strand House and King House on a phased basis from September 2016, and adjacent building Melbourne House from 2025. The initial term of the lease is 50 years. We aim to consolidate our position as a top 20 global university by providing world class education and research facilities. Acquiring the Bush House buildings will create a wonderful and dynamic campus in the heart of London by uniting two prime central London locations, the Aldwych and our historic Strand Campus, to create state of the art education and learning facilities for our students. This development will give King’s much greater flexibility both to expand in line with our ambitions for growth and to minimise disruption as we redevelop and upgrade our existing Strand estate. The Bush House buildings provide approximately 300,000 square feet of additional space for student study and social space, new teaching facilities and academic accommodation.

Science Galley London Project

Science Gallery London will be created on a prestigious site at the foot of the Shard and opposite London Bridge Station within Boland House, one of the wings of the 18th century historic Guy’s Hospital on St Thomas’ Street.

The Gallery will include flexible exhibition, studio and performance spaces, a theatre with retractable seating, a 100 cover café, a shop and a newly restored Georgian courtyard to be enjoyed by the Guy’s Ccommunities, local residents and workers as well as members of the public visiting the Science Gallery.

Future / upcoming projects:

St Thomas' Campus project

King’s has unveiled plans to refurbish and develop one of its prime properties in the heart of London to increase space for health education and training.

Architects have drawn up plans for the refurbishment and redevelopment of Block 9 and the Prideaux Building, located on Lambeth Palace Road, which is the last King’s-owned development opportunity on the St Thomas’ Hospital campus. The plans will provide additional education and training space for King’s and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust which would be achieved through the re-development of the Prideaux Building, the refurbishment of the Listed Block 9 building, the removal of the poor quality extensions to the Listed building which detract from the heritage setting and their replacement with more appropriate structures and the creation of a courtyard.

Canada Water – The Mulberry Site

King’s has an ambitious strategy to grow and is also committed to provide more and better quality student residential accommodation to meet both current and future demand.

King's is now developing the former Mulberry Business Park site at Canada Water to create 770 new student rooms, office space, affordable housing, retail units, a health care centre and landscaped public space.

In addition to the student accommodation and office space at the Mulberry site, the long term plan for Canada Water is for a mixed-use facility that will provide new, high quality teaching and learning facilities and indoor sports facilities. In order to drive academic value, the university would use these facilities flexibly for multiple purposes over the course of the academic calendar. The space would also enable the university further to embrace world leading collaborations such as The Francis Crick Institute and the London Life Sciences initiative, which will require additional capacity near central London, and to extend public-private partnerships such as Imanova, the new state-of-the-art imaging centre formed collaboratively by King’s, UCL, Imperial College London and the Medical Research Council.

London Bridge (Guy’s Campus) Masterplan

Masterplanning for 347,200 sqm of medical, educational, academic, research, student, retail and office accommodation.

Westminster Bridge (St Thomas’ Campus) Masterplan

Masterplanning for 227,970 sqm of medical, educational, research, academic, residential, retail and office accommodation.

Associate Director of Real Estate Development - Cost and Control

Reporting to the Director of Real Estate Development, the Associate Director of Real Estate Development – Cost and Control will take the lead role in ensuring that King’s achieves an exceptionally high level of value from its continued investment across its real estate portfolio.

Key responsibilities include oversight of all contractual and financial aspects of project delivery – budgeting, forecasting, cost control reporting

and supply chain management; leadership on procurement strategies; and acting as the lead commercial professional to advise on commercial best practice and risk across the team and wider organisation.

We are seeking an individual with experience in a cost and commercial management role in a relevant context and with a proven track record for ensuring value for money from large scale real estate development programmes.

Able to work at a strategic level, you will have the ability and experience to initial and implement strategies and processes and take a holistic view to the programme as well as being agile enough to undertake more project related activities such as option appraisal, cost planning, procurement and reporting activities.

A senior position within the team, the role requires and individual with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and a well-developed understanding and network of the construction and property market.

King’s alumnus Professor Peter Higgs jointly received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2013 for the discovery of the mechanism of the Higgs boson


Post title

Associate Director Real Estate Development – Cost & Governance


Real Estate Development Team

Department Estates & Facilities

Grade/salary Hours of work Responsible to Responsible for

Grade ALC6, £80,000 - £90,000 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance

Full time

Period of appointment


Director of Real Estate Development Portfolio and Project Management teams


Guy’s Campus – Lavington Street

Role purpose

Reporting to the Director of Real Estate Development, the Associate Director of Real Estate Development – Cost and Governance - will lead a team of Senior Professionals and Project Managers in the delivery of major capital, estate improvement projects and development schemes for the University’s Health Schools across a diverse estate portfolio. The post will be based within the Real Estate Development Team at Lavington Street (Guy’s Campus) however it is a requirement of employment that the post holder be prepared to work at any additional or different location owned or served by the university either on an ongoing or temporary basis. The post holder will be required to travel regularly between the main site base and other university premises. The role will require sensitive and collaborative leadership, working closely with stakeholders, to effectively establish, manage and maintain positive working relationships, both internally and externally, to achieve the King’s Strategic Vision 2029.

Role profile Key responsibilities and objectives of the job.

Principal accountabilities

• Be the cost and contract specialist for estates activities across the entirety of the KCL estate portfolio, with oversight of all contractual and financial aspects of project delivery – budgeting, forecasting, cost control reporting and supply chain management

• Develop strategy and practice for the efficient and effective procurement and subsequent management of design team consultancy services and contractors

• Develop, establish, implement and maintain consistent and effective means of monitoring and reporting performance across services supporting the delivery of KCL’s capital programme

• Supporting the Director of Real Estate Development and Associate Directors and PMO in the development of short, medium and long term programmes of work to meet KCL’s overall Estates strategy and policies

• Provide professional property related commercial expertise to support KCL in the development of their estate requirements and support in the delivery of the best possible education for their pupils whilst maintaining their competitiveness and affordability • Uphold the appropriate financial and regulatory policies ensuring necessary regulations and standards are adhered to. Review and monitor processes, procedures and associated documentation drawing in specialist knowledge, implementing or making recommendations for changes as appropriate

Main Duties & Responsibilities

1. Act as the Senior Business Partner to the Faculties, in all matters relating to strategic estates planning and implementation from a cost control and governance perspective. Establish and maintain close working relationships and effective stakeholder management with external partners and internal Faculties, Divisions and

Departments to ensure that Estates projects are consistent with institutional strategy, local plans and operational requirements.

2. Support the Director of Real Estate Development in the early stages of project development, generally taking the cost and contract lead at Feasibility for and during Business Case approval process.

3. Support Associate Directors to lead, manage and coordinate the delivery of major projects or a programme of projects from inception, design, construction, mobilisation and post project reviews to agreed specifications, achieving time, cost, quality parameters and full compliance with health, safety, statutory and environmental obligations and best practice.

4. Ensure all projects represent best value for money for KCL and that appropriate and effective risk management, corporate governance and audit controls are in place.

5. Ensure full and transparent reporting, inter alia, to meet the requirements of governance/committee procedures, financial regulations etc. working closely with the Portfolio Services team, internal and external auditors and wider partners for consistent project/programme reporting. 6. Ensure a consistent approach to capital project delivery, including the management of framework consultants and contractors and reporting of supplier performance. Develop and proactively manage framework consultants as an integral part of the Estates delivery team.

7. Review and develop the systems and processes to deliver the programme of capital projects in support of achieving business needs.

8. Drive a zero tolerance safety culture across the team and with all suppliers to secure delivery of a safe, healthy and secure environment for students, staff and visitors.

9. Manage processes for establishing realistic project budget estimates, cost plans, cash-flows and regular forecasting across KCL’s capital projects. Provide Whole Life Cycle costing for design evaluations. Advise on financial aspects of tender returns – consultants and contractors (vfm, reasonableness etc). 10. Contribute to the development of strategy for efficient and effective delivery of capital programmes/projects, including consultant and contractor procurement, forms of engagement, management of risk, contingencies, best value and cost planning.

11. Ensure appropriate performance management of external contractors, consultants and other service providers engaged to deliver capital programme projects.

12. Ensure proactive and excellent communications about projects and programmes to the wider KCL community, with all stakeholders and across the Division. Carry out ‘client monitoring’ role on external consultant QS’s.

13. Ensure that the programme team has appropriate skills and necessary professional competencies including risk management and contract management and soft landings; identify and provide development opportunities.

14. Manage annual cash flow forecasts across the whole estates programme. Monitor external consultant fees across all projects and frameworks.

15. Lead on contract advice (type, version, standard clauses etc). Work with other departments (Finance, Procurement and Legal) to develop standards and Frameworks (e.g. General Conditions & Prelims, standard contract clauses, cost reporting formats for external QS’s).

16. Set up and maintain a database of KCL project costs.

About the Directorate of Estates & Facilities


Criteria Essential Desirable How identified / Assessed *For ‘How identified and assessed’ use: AP - application, AS - assessment, I - interview, P - presentation, R - ref- erences Education / qualification and training Relevant professional construction and property industry qualification Y AP Knowledge / skills Building industry, statutory and health and safety regulations Y I Comprehensive technical expertise plus practical knowledge of building construction; including new build and refurbishment projects. Y I Budget and finance control Y I Contract and project management Y I Computer literate Y AP Organisation skills Y I Good oral communication and presentation skills Y I Ability to produce written reports I Experience Significant experience and track record of leading large scale, complex real estate development projects and programmes Y AP, I Experience in managing external consultants and delivery partners Y AP, I Demonstrable staff management experience Y AP, I Extensive construction industry experience Y AP, I

Familiarity with working in environments possessing comparable characteristics (particularly complexity, diversity and scale) to the real estate portfolio at KCL Strong relevant strategic planning skills with experience of masterplanning, option appraisal, the planning approval process and brief development in a comparable context.





Personal characteristics/other requirements Exceptional leadership skills Self-motivated and capable of motivating others


I, R I, R I, R I, R I, R

Well-developed stakeholder management skills


Articulate, tactful and diplomatic when dealing with staff at all levels

An organised and methodical approach to work Flexible attitude and a good team member


I, R

Prepared to work and travel anywhere within the King’s College estate Prepared to undertake any necessary training which may be required Prepared to work and travel anywhere within the King’s College estate



Prepared to undertake any necessary training which may be required



King’s College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and one of England’s oldest. Located in the heart of London, it has an outstanding reputation for world-class research and teaching and

is rated one of the world’s 20 most international and outward-looking universities (Times Higher 2016).

It was sixth nationally in the ‘power’ ranking of the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework (REF), and is among the top seven UK universities for research earnings (£193 million in 2014–15), with an overall annual income of more than £778 million.

Further Information and How to Apply For a confidential conversation please contact our advisors Ben Duffill and Nicholas Coppard of The Management Recruitment Group on;

E: T: 020 3962 9900.

E: T: 020 3962 9900.

Applications should consist of a comprehensive CV (of not more than 4 pages) and a relevant projects list (not more than 2 pages, to include project type, value and contract type). Applications should be sent to: E: E:

52-54 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0EH.

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