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Director of Technology, Estates and Facilities

Directorate of Technology, Estates & Facilities
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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Full-time (flexibility available)
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Attractive salary and package
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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.

The university is embarking on a major investment programme in our physical and digital infrastructure as part of our new University strategy. We are now seeking a Director to lead this programme. This vital leadership role is a key part of the University’s Executive Board and is accountable for developing and leading our physical and digital infrastructure to achieve our vision for our campus for the future - great environments for work, study and leisure for our students and our staff. Our Estates, Digital and Facilities teams work together in this integrated directorate to provide high quality experiences to everyone on our campus.

We are keen to explore applications from those with proven senior strategic experience, leading a complex portfolio within estates. An in-depth understanding of the interdependent challenges across physical and digital infrastructure in a similarly complex environment is essential. Importantly, this is a high-profile leadership role at the university. Candidates will need to demonstrate a passion to deliver our aims and objectives, coupled with an enthusiasm for all that we are seeking to achieve and to role model the university's values in all aspects of the role.

For full details on this exciting leadership role please see.

Closing date: Midday, 27 October 2021

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.