Deputy Administrator (Building and Facilities)

University of Oxford - Department of Engineering Science

Parks Road, Oxford

Do you have excellent experience in facilities management or buildings projects? We are seeking a full-time Deputy Administrator (Buildings and Facilities) to join the Department of Engineering Science. The post is based in central Oxford but will involve regular travel to our other sites around Oxford. This post is permanent.

Working closely with the Head of Finance and Administration and the Associate Head of Department (Infrastructure) you will be responsible for providing day-to-day and strategic management of the buildings that are occupied by the Department and the facilities that are contained within them (including but not limited to laboratories, offices, lecture theatres etc.) A key part of the role is to manage the capital programme of the Department of over £1million. You will line-manage a number of staff and functions and also be responsible for ensuring a good working relationship with the University Estates Directorate, Safety Office and other relevant University departments.

You should be qualified to degree level/hold a formal facilities management qualification and have previous experience of managing a diverse range of facilities in an organisation of a similar size. Experience of managing projects, contractors and budgets is essential, as is a high degree of IT literacy and experience of staff management. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Joanna Rhodes (email:

Further information can be found at:

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 7 November 2016 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement describing how past experience and qualifications fit with the advertised position, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

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