Director of Property and Facilities

Ref: 6603

City, University of London


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Role Managed by:

Sylvie Lancaster

Research Associate

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 19/06/2023

Formal Interview Date: 27th July 2023

Founded in 1894 City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence, with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location. 

City‘s 20,000 students, come from more than 150 countries and our 2,400 staff from over 75 countries. We are research intensive – REF2021 rated 86% of our research as either world leading or internationally excellent. We are also highly diverse – nearly two-thirds of our students and more than a quarter of our staff are from black or minority ethnic backgrounds.  

City’s President, Professor Sir Anthony Finkelstein, is leading City’s Senior Leadership Team to deliver a fresh strategy for the University as a distinctive, self-confident and aligned organisation, this is a period of exciting change and transformation.   At the heart of delivering this strategy will be a vibrant and sustainable campus environment in which our staff and students can flourish. The Director will lead the delivery of the Estates Strategy, continuing to shape our campus to meet the needs of students and staff in a post-pandemic environment.

The postholder will oversee a team of nearly 150 staff, and recurrent budget of £38m per annum. They will be part of the University’s Professional Services Leadership Group, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and working closely with colleagues across professional services and the Schools.

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.  We welcome applications regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital status, nationality, pregnancy, race and ethnic origin, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.  We particularly encourage and welcome applications from black, asian or ethnic minority candidates who are currently under-represented within the senior leadership at City.

City operates a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants.

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and other benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date: Monday 19 June 2023 at 9am

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to visit City on 24 July 2023 and the final interviews will be held on 27 July 2023.

For an application pack and details on how to apply, please visit:, quoting the reference 6603.

For a confidential conversation about the role, please email or on +44 (0)20 3928 7386.

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Salary: Competitive

Location: London