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Assistant Director of Estates (Projects)

Assistant Director of Estates (Projects)

Competitive salary level plus excellent benefits

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is seeking to make the appointment to the crucial role of Assistant Director of Estates (Projects).

UWE Bristol is one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West, serving a diverse community of over 30,000 students and 4,000 staff. Creative, bold and forward thinking, UWE Bristol is an ambitious University on an upward trajectory, as it continues to strengthen its external partnerships, research presence, positioning in the league tables and international reputation.

The environment in which we learn and work plays a major role in the wellbeing of our students and staff and is a key enabler of our core purpose and strategy.  The Estates department provides and cares for all the buildings and estate infrastructure across the University campus portfolio, ensuring a high-quality and fit-for-purpose environment. 

Reporting to the Director of Estates, the Assistant Director of Estates (Projects) leads the portfolio of functions set with developing the UWE Bristol estate portfolio, namely masterplanning, capital programme delivery (including major projects, capital projects and major capital maintenance), space management and BIM.  This portfolio gives the opportunity for an ambitious estates development professional the chance to play an influential role in the future shape of the physical environment of the University.

We are seeking an individual with a proven track record of success in the property and construction industry and who has demonstrable experience of leading capital development programmes and projects across a complex property portfolio.  You will have ability to manage resources, including people management, financial management and supply chain management, and will be adept at working successfully with a diverse range of stakeholder groups at a senior level within a large, complex organisation. UWE Bristol is a leader in its field for its use of BIM and digital technology to develop and manage its physical assets and the role calls for an individual with knowledge and experience in this area and a strong commitment to further developing the use of this approach within the University.

The role calls for an individual who has a proactive, positive, resilient and highly motivated disposition and who will thrive on the challenge of leading the development on one of the largest and most diverse estate portfolios in the region.  The Candidate Brochure can be viewed and downloaded at

For a confidential discussion please contact our advisors Ben Duffill ( or Nick Coppard ( of The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900.  Applications should consist of a cv and covering letter and should be sent to 

Closing date for applications:  8th September 2019.  Interviews are scheduled for:  4th October 2019.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook

Competitive salary level plus excellent benefits

Assistant Director of Estates (Projects)

Bristol, UK

Published on 15 Aug 2019