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Director of Capital & Strategic Projects

£70500 - £82000 per annum plus local gov pension scheme

Job description

We have a current opportunity for a Director of Capital and Strategic Projects on a permanent basis.


  • To deliver the estates strategy; operational plans; and departmental targets and objectives as a senior leader with collective responsibility for our service.
  • Develop and manage a range of policies; procedures and operating processes to achieve a consistent high quality at all times.
  • To lead, coordinate and deliver strategic capital planning, projects and procurement on behalf of the department to a consistently high professional standard on time, within agreed budgets and with high levels of customer satisfaction and to other agreed targets.
  • To achieve consistently high levels of customer satisfaction; project delivery to agreed outcomes and deliverables; and overall performance at and above the departmental services level agreements and other targets set.
  • Establish, maintain and continuously improve systems of operation to reduce duplication; improve efficiency; and provide up to date data to support operational dashboard reporting and business intelligence.
  • Lead a team of highly motivated staff, with a shared collective responsibility and high focus on customer satisfaction, delivery, and performance at and above the departmental services level agreements and other targets.
  • To create and manage successful and positive relationships with key stakeholders, staff and third parties to support delivery.
  • To act and administer our service in full compliance with all policy, departmental procedures and operating practice and statutory requirements.
  • To act in a highly professional and diligent manner at all


  1. To support the Group Chief Strategy Officer and Group Chief Financial Officer in the delivery of the estate strategy and ambitions of the Group.
  2. To form and maintain excellent relationships with external stakeholders at all times, working with the Group Chief Strategy Officer.

  1. To positively represent the department in internal forums, groups, governance committees and leadership meetings.

  1. To line manage designated staff in line with policy and ensure staff in secondary lines management staff are well line managed both with a common consistency; support and mentor staff through their personal development and career journey, ensuring all complete mandatory and developmental training to sustain suitable levels of technical

  1. To lead, coordinate and manage the professional delivery of all strategic capital planning, projects and procurement on behalf of the department including:
    1. Being responsible and accountable
    2. Providing and coordinating good professional advice
    3. Acting with integrity and diligence at all times
    4. Optimising opportunities for grant funding through bids
    5. Appointing, coordinating and managing professional advisors when needed
    6. Ensuring accurate and detailed project briefs are established and remain the project deliverables
    7. Managing curriculum leaders expectations and changing requirements
    8. Appointing and managing contractors
    9. Driving performance and achieving KPls
    10. Project & Programme forecasting (time/money)
    11. Project & Programme reporting and dashboard summary
      1. Leading/Coordinating completion, snagging, handover and commissioning into the FM function (Soft Landings)
    12. Managing defects, latent defects, and design/operational issues post completion
    13. Ensuring a system and process of post project evaluation and continuous improvement

  1. Managing the strategic capital asset data set; advising on priorities and capital liabilities to best manage and prioritise reinvestment programmes and grant focused income; providing space planning services and advice.

  1. To lead environmental sustainability and other initiatives on behalf of the department and Group to achieve the programme and outcomes defined

  1. Ensure all procurement is undertaken in line with policy complies with public procurement requirements, and value for money is achieved at all times, with maximised opportunity taken through bulked up

  1. Manage all contracts/professional term appointments in accordance with the contract and progressive, high quality partnership working to achieve a consistent high quality service provision, aligned to our service level agreements (SLAs), challenging and supporting high performance.

  1. Establish an operating manual/set of procedural driven processes that achieve a consistent high quality of operation and profiled risk.

  1. Develop key relationships with senior leaders, establishing trust and openness as a basis with proactive open reporting of performance on a regular frequency.

  1. Support leaders and other staff in all estates functions and

  1. Complete all activities and operations in accordance with all mandatory, statutory and directed standards, together with Acts of Parliament, Statutory Regulations, and policy given regulations and standards.

  1. Ensure all activities always achieve a high quality of works and a direction of travel to include the following:
    1. Only enhance the student and staff experience
    2. Improve the condition of the estate in the long term
    3. Improve fire separation, compartmentation and detection
    4. Improve the acoustic separation between spaces
    5. Contribute to reducing our carbon reduction
    6. Improve health and safety standards
    7. Improve security

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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