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Assistant Director: Accommodation

Directorate of Technology, Estates & Facilities
65,000 - 89,000
Senior Management
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Hours of work
Full-time (flexibility available)
Based at
University of York campus
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The University of York exists for the public good. Enquiring minds, inspirational teaching, pioneering research, global ambition, local commitment, and social purpose are the foundations which underpin that commitment at our university.

We are a high-performing university where talented students, inspiring lecturers and world-class researchers thrive. We provide exceptional learning experiences that stay with our students for the rest of their lives, enabling them to flourish within and beyond their studies. Since our foundation in 1963, York’s focus on academic excellence has resulted in a strong reputation across the globe. We were ranked 18th in the Guardian’s Best University UK Universities 2022 League Table, and in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 we were ranked in the Top 50 in the world for Arts and Humanities and in the top 100 for Social Sciences.

We have ten college communities located on our parkland campus, teaching, study and social facilities are nearby so our students can make the most of university life. Across our colleges we act as landlord for approximately 6,700 on-campus bedrooms which delivers over £35m in revenue and we are now seeking to appoint an experienced leader to the role of Assistant Director of Accommodation to take overall responsibility for the residential accommodation strategy from concept, through delivery and into full operation.

We are keen to explore applications from candidates with a proven track record in the areas of residential accommodation and complex service delivery. You will have a background in strategic leadership and planning and be able to contribute towards the University’s corporate planning objectives. Above all you must be able to drive and deliver a client-centred residential operation to a standard commensurate with a world-class university. 

For full details on this exciting leadership role please click here.

Additional information on the Directorate of Technology, Estates and Facilities recruitment programme can be found at

Closing date: Midday, Monday 17th October 2022

We particularly welcome applications from female candidates, and candidates from minority ethnic backgrounds, who are under-represented at senior management level in the institution.

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.