Head of Estates Business Services

University of Edinburgh - Estates Management Group

The University of Edinburgh’s Estates Department is one of the most dynamic of its kind in the country. With an annual capital budget in the region of £170m and a departmental budget in the region of £65m, the department is committed to the development and maintenance of an estate that consists of over 550 buildings across 5 campuses.

Reporting to the Director of Estates, candidates for this new position will be expected to demonstrate their experience of strategic leadership in the development and management of a business services, or similar, team. With a focus on governance and policy, candidates will have experience of managing diverse workstreams and teams to deliver essential services to the business such as audit and risk, oversight of procurement, co-ordination of business planning and reporting, administration, equality considerations, and records management. Candidates will also be expected to evidence their commitment to collaboration and to corporate initiatives that fall out-with their direct sphere of responsibility.

Candidates are encouraged from all backgrounds but must be passionate about developing an efficient, effective, and coherent business services team to support this large department to deliver for the University of Edinburgh.

Vacancy Ref: 041571

Closing Date: 27-OCT-2017 at 5pm GMT

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The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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