Managing Director, UPP Management
Managing Director, UPP Management
Executive level remuneration package
University Partnerships Programme (UPP) is the leading provider of on-campus student accommodation infrastructure and support services in the UK. We have more than 37,000 rooms under management or in construction through long-term partnerships with 16 leading UK universities. With over 800 employees, we work to deliver the very best student experiences, together with great universities. Our range of services includes; funding, design, build and operation of student accommodation.
UPP is looking to establish a new division to manage the interests of its Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs). UPP Management will be responsible for delivering a range of asset management services to more than 15 separate project companies and be tasked with ensuring the quality of the UPP portfolio remains both fit for purpose and attractive to students over the full term of the Group’s long-term partnerships. UPP’s partnership approach is at the heart of the Group’s business model and UPP Management lead and develop these relationships acting as the day to day contact with each university partner, ensuring that the delivery of services to the accommodation are maintained in line with student expectation.
We are seeking to make the appointment of a Managing Director for UPP Management. Reporting to the Group CEO, the Managing Director will provide leadership for all aspects of UPP Management including strategic estates and asset management, university relationship management, revenue management, marketing and allocation services, management of SPVs, monitoring of service providers to the SPVs and commercial income generation.
This is a key leadership role which will have significant impact across the UPP Group - you will proactively contribute to the development and delivery of the UPP Group business plan as Group Board Director and lead the UPP Management division to the highest possible standards in line with the Group’s established Vision and Values.
We are seeking an individual with a proven track record of success in a business leadership role with a particular emphasis on client/partner relationship management and service delivery gained at a senior and influential level. You will possess strong strategic planning skills particularly in relation to business planning, financial planning and investment strategy, revenue management, governance and innovation. Exceptional leadership, interpersonal and communication skills are essential as you will be required to lead and inspire a diverse team as well as develop long-term, high-quality relationships with university partners.
Experience of working in environments with comparable characteristics to those found in the university sector would be advantageous although not essential.
For a confidential discussion and the full briefing particulars please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Michael Hewlett (email@example.com) at The Management Recruitment Group (MRG) on 0207 959 2368. Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. All direct and third party applications will be forwarded to MRG.
Closing date for applications: 4 June 2017