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Deputy Director of Estates and Academic Environment (Development)

London South Bank University
Competitive salary with excellent benefits
Closing date
18 May 2022

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Academic, Developer
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Deputy Director of Estates and Academic Environment (Development)

London South Bank University (LSBU) is one of London's largest and oldest universities with over 18,000 students and 2,000 staff.   Since 1892, the University has been providing vocationally-relevant, accredited and professionally recognised education.  The University has a large and diverse Central London estate portfolio with over 30 buildings totalling 120,000m2 in size. LSBU have invested heavily in its estate over the last 10 years and has ambitious development plans for the future. 

LSBU is committed to a major programme of capital expenditure to rationalize and develop its property portfolio to provide an optimum physical environment for academic activities.  Reporting to the Director of Estates and Academic Environment, the Head of Estate Development will lead and provide a full range of project management and project delivery services for existing and future major capital projects from project start-up in defining client requirements through to procurement, construction and completion including leading on financial and legal negotiations. 

The successful candidate will have proven experience of leading the development and delivery of large-scale capital development projects in a comparable context.  The University is seeking an individual who has a depth of knowledge of the property industry and who can not only lead major capital projects but lead on activities such as masterplanning, capital development strategy and property management.  You will have excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to gain the confidence and trust of a diverse range of influential stakeholders.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is keen to progress their career in a client-side programme leadership role on an ambitious development programme across a diverse, mixed-use Central London estate portfolio.  The candidate brochure can be viewed at

For a confidential discussion and the full job particulars please contact our advisors Nick Coppard ( / 07896079495) and Ben Duffill ( / 07976125010) of MRG.  Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to

The University is committed to equality of opportunity both as an employer and as an educational institution.



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