Head of Estates Capital Development
UKRI- STFC, Didcot
£73,583 to £81,759 per annum (dependent on skills and experience)
About the role
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) owns and operates a complex science Estate which is home to some of the UK’s large science facilities. STFC are seeking to appoint a Head of Estates Capital Development. This role is key to achieving our strategic ambition of a first class Estate, and will be an influential role in the Estates leadership team, with specific responsibility for STFC’s complex and ambitious capital development plans.
As the Head of Estates Capital Development you will develop a vision for the potential of the STFC Estate and have the opportunity to influence key choices and priorities. You will be instrumental in designing and agreeing both long-term masterplans and a 10 year delivery plan including preparation of a compelling business case for investment. You will align our ensure infrastructure to the Estate ambition, and demonstrate a strong commitment to a sustainable Estate and its environmental impacts.
Within this role, you are a senior leader across the STFC Estate, reporting to the Head of Estates and Facilities Management. You will lead on the further development and implementation of the Estates Strategy (currently at drafting stage) ensuring development is forward thinking with science delivery at its heart. You will be instrumental in shaping and delivering the Environmental Sustainability strategy where initiatives are Estates led. You will lead on the creation of STFC masterplans and development strategy, ensuring alignment with respective strategic business cases and also lead on relevant commercial strategies with to achieve associated approvals within government departments. You will manage the Capital delivery team, (current construction £250m +) ensuring high performance and efficient delivery, with clear governance and assurance.
This is an exciting opportunity to support the future of the UK’s physical science capability, overseeing a number of vital strategic projects. You will need to demonstrate substantial Estates, property and change management experience, with a track record of success. A range of first class skills is required including the ability to translate a vision into clear priorities and deliverables, excellent leadership and influencing skills, problem solving, communication and decision making abilities as well as firm knowledge of the built environment.
The work of STFC has two core elements: answering fundamental questions about the Universe by supporting leading-edge research in particle physics, astronomy, nuclear physics and space science; and planning, designing, building and operating world-class multidisciplinary research facilities for industrial and academic use. The resulting insights and technologies not only extend knowledge but also drive innovation and produce solutions to real-world challenges in fields as diverse as cancer treatment, airport security and clean energy.
As part of UK Research and Innovation, STFC offers a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance. This includes 30 days’ annual leave, 10.5 public and privilege days, Christmas shut down, flexible working hours, a workplace nursery, an exceptional defined benefit pension scheme, and social and sporting activities and societies.
How to Apply
Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.
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The closing date for applications is 11 October 2020