B&FC - Director of Estates

Permanent | Lancashire | Circa £70,000 + Benefits

Vacancy Description

Blackpool and The Fylde College is one of the UK’s leading further education colleges, with an outstanding reputation for service innovation and sector-leading customer engagement that drives social and economic prosperity both regionally and nationally. With a commitment to deliver an outstanding student experience, set against an agenda of inclusivity, they are well placed to build upon their exceptional reputation, as they seek to appoint a Director of Estates.

Reporting to the Vice principal Finance & Planning, you will lead the estates strategy with accountability for the operational management across all aspects of maintenance, accommodation, capital programmes, catering and cleaning through to Health & Safety, whilst ensuring the long-term sustainability of the college infrastructure. You will lead and manage a team of up to 80 staff across all functions with accountability for the opex and capex budgets and with a clear focus on driving efficiencies across the operational footprint, aligned to service excellence.  

You will be an experienced estates/facilities management leader with a wealth of strategic experience, ideally gained within a highly complex, customer centric environment. With strong technical expertise, you will have excellent analytical and planning skills and be fully conversant with complex estates management and HSE protocols. You will possess excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, with the capacity to engage at all levels across and beyond the organisation, to shape the strategic challenges through deliverable and workable business solutions.

Should you wish to have a confidential discussion about the role, please call John Dodd on 07359 022905 or 01244 738450.

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