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Job id: 092106. Salary: Competitive Salary.

Posted: 02 July 2024. Closing date: 04 August 2024.

Business unit: Estates & Facilities. Department: Cost & Control.

Contact details: Keith Holihead.

Location: Guy's Campus. Category: Professional & Support Services.

About Us

Directorate of Estates & Facilities has a broad portfolio with a vast range of expertise and skills, operating and maintaining facilities and providing services to ensure King’s remains one of the world’s top universities. The Directorate ensures that students and staff at King’s and their experience at the university are at the heart of every decision they make and everything they do, striving to maintain a safe, sustainable and inclusive environment for students, staff and visitors. The five campuses house diverse spaces, including teaching and learning environments, cutting edge research facilities, two chapels and several multi-faith rooms, cafés and restaurants, fitness centres and student residences.

Estates & Facilities is a friendly, inclusive, and interesting place to work with many benefits; providing staff with a stable and supportive work environment. Our workplace culture programme aims to maintain and improve the customer and staff experience through six priorities: attracting staff who share our core values; having people-focused recruitment; onboarding staff effectively; developing our staff professionally and personally; promoting a consistent and reliable service; and separating positively when staff may leave. Our staff are committed to achieving excellence and are united behind the organisation’s mission to make the world a better place.

About the Role

Reporting to the Senior Director of Portfolio Management, the Associate Director of Portfolio Management  – Cost Control & Procedural Compliance - will lead advise a team of Senior Professionals and Project Managers in the delivery of major capital, estate improvement projects and development schemes across the University’s diverse estate portfolio.

The post will be based within the Portfolio Management Team at Lavington Street (Guy’s Campus) however it is a requirement of employment that the post holder be prepared to work at any additional or different location owned or served by the College either on an ongoing or temporary basis. The post holder will be required to travel regularly between the main site base and other College premises.

The role will require sensitive and collaborative leadership, working closely with stakeholders, to effectively establish, manage and maintain positive working relationships, both internally and externally, to achieve the King’s Strategic Vision 2029.

This is a full time post 35 Hours per week, and you will be offered an indefinite  contract

About You

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  1. Relevant professional construction and property qualification  
  2. Comprehensive technical expertise plus practical knowledge of building construction; including new build and refurbishment projects. 
  3. Budget and finance control and reporting  
  4. Contract and project management.  
  5. Good oral communication and presentation skills  
  6. Ability to produce written reports

Desirable criteria

  1. Well-developed stakeholder management skills  
  2. Articulate, tactful and diplomatic when dealing with staff at all levels 
  3. An organised and methodical approach to work  
  4. Self-motivated and capable of motivating others  

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Further Information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's.

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’  pages.

Interviews are due to be held week commencing 26/08/2024

We are able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.