Assistant Director Institute of Neurology / Dementia Research Institute (Project Director)

University College London
London (Greater)
c. £90,000 plus excellent benefits
06 Sep 2017
01 Oct 2017
Job position
Assistant, Director
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Director, IoN (Institute of Neurology) and DRI (Dementia Research Institute)

University College London (UCL) is a globally recognised Institution and one the UK’s most successful Universities.  The UCL Estate comprises over 200 buildings valued in excess of £2 billion, more than four million square feet of academic accommodation and c 4000 student bedrooms. The scale, variety and complexity of the estate are unparalleled in the sector. UCL Estates is responsible for managing the delivery of an Estate Strategy with a capital investment programme in excess of £1.25 billion over the next ten years, with projects ranging in scale, complexity and value (from £100k to £500m).

Based on the requirements to deliver UCL’s projected £1.25 billion capital programme UCL Estates is embarking on a period of transformation to ensure that the Estates Development and Major Projects teams are resourced and organised in line with best practice and the scale of what needs to be achieved.  We now seek to recruit a team of five key senior estates professionals who will be responsible for leading and managing the delivery and mobilisation of major capital projects and/or a range of complex capital and small works projects including new build, refurbishments and improvements across the UCL estate.

UCL Estates are seeking to appoint the Assistant Director to act as the client side Project Director for new, world leading research facilities for the Institute of Neurology and the new hub for the UK Dementia Research Institute.    The project will be an immensely technically complex, large scale and high-profile project delivered in the heart of Central London from project inception to completion.

Candidates for this role will have a proven track record of leading and managing large scale projects in excess of £50m in value and of a technically complex nature.  You will possess strong experience of leading the formative stages of projects including elements such as brief development, planning and design development.  Experience of leading large scale, technically complex projects in urban environments in the science, academic or healthcare sectors would be particularly advantageous.

The role attracts a competitive salary and excellent benefits including 41 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and closure days), a generous pension scheme, personal and professional development support and health and wellbeing benefits.  Further information on the details of the benefits of working at UCL can be found at

For a confidential discussion and/or the Candidate Briefing Pack please contact our advisors Ben Duffill ( or Marcus May ( of The Management Recruitment Group on 0207 959 2368.  Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to

The closing date for applications is 1st October 2017.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at these levels.