Director of Estates Applicant Brief
I am delighted that you are considering applying for this roleat the University of Derby. Our new Director of Estates will be joining a university with real momentum. Recently recognised by The Guardian as a Top 30 institution in the UK and the Times Higher Education as one of the Top 250 universities in the world, Derby has built a strong reputation for delivering a first-rate student experience and producing graduates who meet the needs of today’s employers. Our TEF Gold rating is testament to this. Our recently launched 2018-30 Strategic Framework signals the start of an ambitious new chapter for Derby, building on our teaching excellence, growing our research profile and further establishing our impact regionally, nationally and globally. Furthermore, as the only university in our city and county, we take seriously our civic responsibilities and work in partnership to improve the health, education and well-being of our community. Our estate has been an important factor in our success to date. Over the past 10 years we have invested over £200m across our Derby campus and our sites in Buxton, Chesterfield and Leek to create for our staff and students inspiring facilities which enable them to achieve fantastic things. Our future plans are equally ambitious. We therefore need a Director of Estates with the knowledge, experience and leadership qualities to drive forward a high performing team on the next phase of estates development and management, thereby truly establishing Derby as a modern, exciting student destination city.
Thank you for your interest and time.
Professor Kathryn Mitchell Vice-Chancellor
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