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Director of Infrastructure

Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of the UK's leading universities with 25,000 students representing more than 160 nationalities. An ambitious new strategy will see the University grow in size over the next 10 years.

A member of the Russell Group, we work across the humanities and social sciences, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering, with inspirational teaching directly informed by our research. In the most recent national assessment of the quality of research, we were placed fifth in the UK for the proportion of research outputs that were world-leading or internationally excellent. (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

The Director of Infrastructure is a significant strategic leadership position at Queen Mary.  A member of the University’s Senior Executive Team, the post reports to the President and Principal and provides strategic leadership for the development of Queen Mary’s ever-changing holistic, virtual, physical and cultural working environment, both in London and worldwide.

The role holder will take up post at a critical time in the University’s development as it evolves to deliver its 2030 Strategy and transform its working environment for both students and staff. The ideal candidate will be someone who understands the strong interaction between the way people work and study and their surrounding environment.

We are interested in candidates, who have the understanding of the interaction between people and their surrounding virtual and physical environment, and how to improve it, irrespective of the sector they are currently working in. 

Ideally, the candidate will have a successful track record of driving a transformational strategy for people, infrastructure, services, processes and systems.  They will also have an understanding of the ever-changing international best practice.

The role holder is the business partner for the Senior Executive Team and, alongside the Director of Finance and Resources and the Registrar and Secretary shares responsibility for the strategic leadership, financial management and transformation of the professional services. .

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Queen Mary University of London on this appointment.  For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference WABKD.  Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).  Applications should be received by noon on Monday 30 September 2019.

Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 31st July 2019
Closes: 30th September 2019
Job Ref: WABKD
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