Head of Estates (Clerk of Works)

Trinity College, Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Head of Estates (Clerk of Works) on a 2 year fixed term contract basis to lead a department of 30 staff, review existing arrangements and project manage a transformation programme of the existing maintenance (works) function.

Trinity College is the largest Cambridge College, occupying an extensive area in the heart of Cambridge. It is home to around 600 undergraduates, 300 graduates, and over 180 Fellows. Trinity has a high-footfall and technically complex estate portfolio with a considerable proportion of the estate being listed and with conservation status. The Works Department is a crucial central service department that is highly valued by the College. Its maintenance remit is wide-ranging. Current activities span planned, cyclical and reactive works as well as conservation and compliance projects. There is an appetite and opportunity for change. The successful candidate will be charged with leading and managing the department in a positive and innovative way, in parallel with identifying where the department would benefit from change (organisationally, procedurally and culturally), formulating a programme for that change and implementing it.

Trinity College is seeking an individual with pronounced management experience together with a proven track record of successfully leading teams through change to deliver performance improvement. Though experience in managing an estates team would be highly desirable, the College encourages applications from candidates with strong general management experience with the ability to establish credibility quickly to successfully lead and develop teams to deliver excellent, customer focused services.

This role offers an opportunity to work for one of the more historic and prestigious estate portfolios in the UK.   The successful candidate will have the satisfaction of dealing with this portfolio.  Staff benefits include a generous pension scheme, 33 days annual leave, private healthcare, free lunch provision as well as access to the many recreational facilities that the College benefits from.

Applications are open until 24 October 2017; however, we reserve the right to remove the advert should the role be filled before this date.

Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please forward your completed College application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form with a covering letter which outlines your suitability for the post and the reasons for applying to jobvacancies@trin.cam.ac.uk.

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