Director of Campus Infrastructure & Operational Support Services

University of Exeter - Campus Infrastructure & Operational Support Services

The University of Exeter is one of the UK’s most prestigious universities, successfully combining world-leading research and the highest levels of student satisfaction.  Among the top one per cent of universities globally and a member of the Russell Group, Exeter provides exceptional Professional Services support to its students and staff. The University’s vision is to be amongst the global top 100 universities.

Crucial to achieving these ambitions is the creation of a new position: Director of Campus Infrastructure and Operational Support Services. Part of the Registrar’s Executive leadership team, this newly configured role is an opportunity for an experienced and visionary leader to deliver a £500m programme of capital investment and make a vital contribution to the strategic direction and future success of the University.

The new Director will develop an ambitious, energy-efficient Capital strategy, Estate strategy and IT and Digital strategy with a programme of investment whilst providing leadership and direction to the Campus, Estates and IT directorates. The successful applicant will have significant previous experience in managing infrastructure projects. S/he will bring a proven track record in leading and influencing change within a large, complex and agile environment, with the ability to contribute positively to organisational development at a strategic level. 

Experience within a Higher Education environment is not essential. This role offers a fantastic opportunity to make a significant difference to the University and its strategic plans on one of the most beautiful and botanically interesting campuses of any UK University.

All enquiries should be directed to Saxton Bampfylde in the first instance.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency adviser to the University of Exeter on this appointment. A candidate brief with full application details can be obtained from their website at using reference code KXRJ. Alternatively email or telephone 020 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on 3rd October.

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