Skip to content

Assistant Director: Capital Development

Directorate of Technology, Estates & Facilities
65,000 - 89,000
Senior Management
Contract status
Hours of work
Full-time (flexibility available)
Based at
University of York campus
Posted Date
Apply by
Job Reference

Role Description

The University of York exists for 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.

With an ambitious masterplan and £400m allocated to buildings the Assistant Director: Capital Development is a hugely significant role and will have responsibility for managing the delivery of the capital programme and will line manage a team including Development Managers, Project Managers and Architects along with relationships with external consultants. The post holder will play a key role in the delivery of the masterplan, with responsibility for ensuring that projects are delivered to time and cost while meeting stakeholder requirements.

We are keen to explore applications from candidates with deep professional experience and qualifications in capital development and project and programme management. Experience of working in a sensitive historic context and the relevant legislation would be an advantage.  In addition to your functional experience, you will bring excellent communication skills and an ability to build strong and productive relationships with faculties, academic departments, student groups, other professional services and external stakeholders. With the role requiring high levels of service, you will exemplify our push for developing a customer orientated approach.

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

For full details on this exciting leadership role please click here

Closing date: Midday, Monday 10th 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

New Athena Swan Bronze Award



Forgot password | Register

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.