Director of Estates

Warwickshire College Group is seeking to appoint a Director of Estates.

Warwickshire College Group (WCG) is a large further education college operating across Warwickshire and Worcestershire.  It incorporates 7 colleges in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick, Rugby and Moreton Morrell in Warwickshire and Pershore, Evesham and Malvern in Worcestershire.  It currently has around 15,000 students studying 1,000 courses across 20 different subject areas from entry level to higher education as well as significant work-based learning activity. 

WCG is seeking to appoint a senior manager who is passionate about delivering excellence in estates projects and facilities services.  Reporting to the Group Deputy Principal Corporate Services, the Director of Estates will be responsible for the delivery of the capital investment programme and for improving the functional suitability, sustainability and efficiency of the estate. Key areas of responsibility include Property Asset Management, Capital Programme Delivery, Facilities Management, Grounds, Transport, Environment and Administration.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in an estate management role across a large-scale, high-footfall, multi-building estates portfolio.   You will be capable of leading and inspiring an in-house team of estates and facilities professionals, as well as communicating successfully at an influential level with key internal and external stakeholders of WCG.

Given the breadth of the role we are seeking an individual with experience planning estate development, estate maintenance and facilities management and would particularly welcome applications from those with experience of leading customer-focused FM and maintenance functions whilst having had previous exposure to the delivery of estate development projects in the £500k to £10m range.

For a confidential discussion and/or the Candidate Briefing Pack, please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill ben.duffill@mrgpeople.co.uk or Michael Hewlett michael.hewlett@mrgpeople.co.uk on 0207 959 2368.   Applications should consist of a CV and supporting statement and should be sent to ben.duffill@mrgpeople.co.uk.

The excellent benefits package includes a generous annual leave entitlement (consisting of 35 days annual leave, 8 public holidays and 4 College closure days), a flexible pension scheme, access to a variety of discounted services and gym membership.

Closing date for applications is 15th October 2017.

Interviews will take place on 2nd November 2017.