Director of Estates

  • Company:
    Executive Headhunters
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    22 hours ago
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Manchester:  0161 926 8686 | London:  0207 160 6996 | Edinburgh:  0131 341 1966

As a leading UK healthcare provider, our client are looking for a Director of Estates to oversee their significant number of properties across the UK. They are also planning on a number of expansion projects across multiple sites which will require substantial management.

Role: Director of Estates – Construction

Location: South East

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Senior Estates Management individual who is looking to further their career by helping a leading UK healthcare provider expand the value of their property portfolio.

About the company

Based in the South East, our client is a leading UK healthcare provider with over 20 properties across the country. They have an ambitious expansion plan to double the footfall of customers through their sites within the next 5 years. As a result, they hope to achieve this by increasing the range of healthcare services offered, which in turn requires property extensions to nearly half of their existing locations.

Committed to providing first class health services that complements the NHS, our client’s dedication to ensuring the highest quality facilities is second to none. Ensuring their customers experience a world class service from the second they enter one of their buildings is their number one business objective and the ethos they live and breathe.

About the role

As Director of Estates, you will be responsible for maintaining the extremely high standards across each of the existing properties as well as project managing the construction plans for the expanding locations. The current business strategy is to extend 3 properties per year over the next 3 years but these will ultimately overlap in years 2 and 3 in particular.

The tendering process has been agreed but no invitations have yet been sent out and this will be delayed until the new Director is in place.

There is a Facilities Manager in place at each location and 2 Regional Managers (split North and South) overseeing 10 locations each, that will support you. A significant amount of travel will be required, particular when the expansion projects are initiated, with the first 3 projects planned to be focused in the South East.

This position will sit on the Board and report in to the Operations Director.

Key responsibilities:

  • Management of 20 site locations, ensuring the existing high standards are maintained
  • Project management of site extensions, including adherence to strict budgets and deadlines
  • Leading a team of 22 people
  • Attendance and reporting at monthly Board meetings, identifying any significant issues and proposing solutions

Skills & Experience: 

  • Minimum of 5 years successfully managing multiple locations
  • Excellent project management skills with proven evidence of delivering projects on time and budget
  • Strong people leadership, communication and leadership skills
  • Commitment to continue improvement processes
  • Knowledge of the healthcare sector would be beneficial but not mandatory

There is an excellent benefits package available with this opportunity including a superb bonus scheme and private medical insurance.

If you are interested in hearing more about this exciting Director of Estates opportunity, then please click ‘Apply for role’ today!

NB: Due to high levels of interest, we are unable to respond to every individual applicant.