Associate Director (Residential Strategy)

University of Southampton - Residences

Be part of a winning team creating a culture of exceptional service delivery focused on enhancing the student experience.  Be part of a world class university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

At the University of Southampton, we aspire to change the world for the better through our research, education, innovation and enterprise. This is an exciting time to be joining the University in what is a period of considerable growth built around our reputation for excellence and world class facilities.  Southampton’s record for success in spinning out its research excellence into business ventures has made it one of the leading entrepreneurial universities in the UK.

We currently have over 16,000 undergraduate and 7,000 postgraduate students. The University has seven campuses; five in Southampton, one in Winchester and an international branch in Malaysia.

The Residential Estate provides over 6,500 bed spaces for the University and the newly created post of Associate Director (Residential Strategy) will lead in the setting and delivery of key elements of the University’s residential strategy including property acquisitions and disposals, estate management and the planning and delivery of residential projects. Reporting to the Director of Residential Services the post holder will lead, develop and drive the strategic implementation and constant review of the masterplans and the wider institutional residential strategy.

The successful candidate will possess significant relevant leadership experience in estates strategic planning and space management, project and programme leadership and asset management. You will be adept at the management of budgets and financial risk across operations to ensure financial targets are met and forecasts support strategic decisions.

To find out more about the work of Residences please visit our website

For a full job description and/or to discuss the post in more detail, please contact our advisors Michael Hewlett ( or Ben Duffill ( Management Recruitment Group has been exclusively retained for this campaign.  All direct and third party applications will be forwarded to them.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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