Head of Estates

Pembroke is seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to strategically develop and effectively manage the College’s estate, including its buildings, grounds and facilities. The postholder will:

  • Own, develop and implement the site masterplan so as to meet the current and future needs of the College, promoting and embedding sustainability across the College’s site, buildings and operations.
  • Play a lead role in delivering major capital projects.
  • Manage the College’s (hard) facilities, including utilities, gas, plumbing, heating, lighting, electrical, mechanical, and fire safety systems.
  • Oversee and deliver a schedule of planned preventative maintenance alongside providing reactive maintenance.

The successful candidate will manage a team comprising of a Maintenance Supervisor, five Maintenance Assistants and a Gardener who are responsible for maintaining the College’s estate to the highest standards while supporting the institution’s academic mission and broader objectives. 

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Head of Estates will contribute to the leadership and strategic direction of the College’s non-academic teams and operations.

Founded in 1624, Pembroke College is a vibrant and esteemed academic institution and a constituent part of the University of Oxford. The College’s main site, in the centre of Oxford, comprises of historic listed Cotswold stone buildings, dating back as far as the seventeenth century, sitting alongside a recently built modern quad with a café, lecturer theatre, art gallery and teaching spaces in addition to student accommodation. There is a further accommodation complex nearby on the Thames, together with a boat house and sports pavilion.

Salary:             £65,000 - £70,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Location:        Pembroke College, Oxford

Reporting to: Bursar

See further details of the role in the job description below. Potential candidates are warmly invited to arrange a time with Investigo Recruitment

Closing date: 9am on Wednesday, 5 June 2024

We reserve the right to interview on receipt of applications and to appoint prior to the above deadline, so early application is recommended.

Further Particulars

 Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form - The completion of this form is voluntary, but appreciated.

 Policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders

Pembroke College is an equal opportunities employer. It welcomes diversity amongst its staff and students and all reasonable adjustments will be made to the recruitment process, working arrangements and/or environment to accommodate applicants with any form of disability.

Please let us know if you believe there are any reasonable adjustments we should be making to assist you with your application. If you feel that you have a disability which may affect your application, please let us know. Please also let us know of any reasonable adjustments that we would need to make for you to attend an interview.