Cost and Programme Manager

University of Westminster - Estates and Facilities

The University of Westminster was founded as Britain's first polytechnic in 1838. Since then it has developed into a university that combines both metropolitan and cosmopolitan dimensions, and which is closely involved in business, professional and academic life within London, as well as overseas.

The University has always been, and continues to be, imaginative in recognising new needs and developing appropriate offerings for its many target markets. The University also has a strong and historic commitment to promoting equality and embracing diversity. As a place to work or to study, we strive to strengthen our reputation as a welcoming and inclusive organisation. As a global university located in a world city, we are home to over 5,000 students and 500 staff from overseas.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Estate Development and Planning, the Cost and Programme Manager will take the lead role in the management of the commercial activities associated with the University’s ambitious £200m capital programme.  You will play an integral role on the development of the strategy for procurement and supply chain management and will act as the conduit between the University and external Quantity Surveyors and Cost Managers ensuring that the University derives the best value for money from its capital expenditure.

The successful candidate will have strong commercial management skills gained in a quantity surveying, cost management or commercial management role.  You will have worked on development projects and programmes preferably in the commercial, education or public sectors and will have good market knowledge on the commercial aspects of capital programme delivery.  We are particularly seeking an individual who can act as the lead on the management and reporting of programmes from a commercial and risk management perspective.  It is anticipated that prospective candidates will possess a relevant professional qualification.

This post attracts a benefits package which includes 35 days annual leave plus University closure days and public holidays, a generous pension scheme and a commitment to wellbeing and personal and professional development.  Further information can be found at


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To arrange a confidential discussion and/or to request the full briefing particulars please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill ( or Emma Taylor ( of The Management Recruitment Group via email or on 0207 959 2368.

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