DIRECTOR OF ESTATES AND CAMPUS SERVICES - Appointment details: September 2018 - Anderson Quigley
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Welcome Dear Candidate, Thank you for your interest in this important role at Oxford Brookes University. I hope that the following details are of help to you. Oxford Brookes University is one of the UK’s leading modern higher education institutions. The University’s Strategic Plan, Strategy 2020, identifies four strategic goals: Student Experience, Research and Knowledge Exchange, Infrastructure and Services, and External. The strategy builds on the institution’s existing strengths and sets a framework for excellence and innovation to deliver further impact for the benefit of all of our communities in the context of an increasingly competitive environment. To help drive forward its strategic plan, the University is looking to appoint a Director of Estates and Campus Services as successor to the current incumbent who retired in August 2018. Reporting into the Registrar and Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Estates and Campus Services will lead the directorate tasked with delivery of a physical estate and associated services that reflect our academic ambitions. This is a broad portfolio covering the long-term planning, development and maintenance of the estate, providing a range of services which are essential for the smooth running of the University, and providing an excellent student and staff experience. The Director will be responsible for planning and delivering large-scale capital projects, as well as providing a high-quality, cost-effective range of services including student accommodation, sport and commercial services (catering, conferencing, etc.). The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading and delivering major capital projects in a large, complex organisation, alongside providing high-quality, cost-effective and client-centred services. The postholder will have demonstrable experience of leading teams, be able to inspire those around them, and have exceptional interpersonal skills to engage with stakeholders at all levels both internally and externally. S/he will possess a comprehensive understanding of the external environment in which universities operate. Thank you for your interest in this key role at Oxford Brookes University. I look forward to engaging with you as part of the recruitment process. BRENDAN CASEY REGISTRAR AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
SUCCESS AT OXFORD BROOKES Oxford Brookes is one of the UK’s leading modern universities and enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation as well as strong links with business and industry. We also have significant research strengths - 94% of Oxford Brookes research was judged to be internationally recognised and 59% judged ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). ■ One of the top 50 universities in the world To achieve the next level of success, under 50 years old - the only UK institution to we are working to deliver our 2020 Strategy. make the list (QS World University Rankings, Top 50 Under 50, 2018) In particular we are working towards: ■ Among the world’s top universities in 15 ■ a student experience of unparalleled individual subject areas (QS World University reputation and renown Rankings by Subject 2018) ■ a modern, inspirational setting to study and ■ 12 years of success with our Associate learn College Partnership; partnering with seven ■ a world-class, focused and selective research Further Education colleges across the region portfolio to offer alternative ways to gain qualifications ■ an enviable international reputation and ■ 93.2% of Oxford Brookes students are in footprint employment and/or further study within six months of graduating (HESA, Destination of ■ building our role as a key regional influencer Leavers Survey 2017) ■ outstanding partnerships, speaking to our ■ Oxford Brookes University contributes over connectedness £1m per day to the UK economy ■ sector-leading infrastructure, services and IT ■ We have over 130,000 alumni in over 189 ■ financial sustainability, generating surpluses countries for agreed reinvestment plans.
OUR STRATEGY OUR MISSION Oxford Brookes University is committed to leading the “Oxford Brookes University will provide an intellectual, social and economic development of the exceptional, student-centred experience which is communities it serves through teaching, research and based on both internationally significant research creativity that achieve the highest standards. and pedagogic best practice. We will build on a tradition of distinction in academic, professional and social engagement to enhance our reputation OUR STRATEGIC GOALS as a university which educates confident citizens Student experience External characterised by their generosity of spirit.” We will be a university that enables a student We will be a university dedicated to improving experience of the highest standard possible. the human condition in Oxfordshire and around the world. We will: We will: ■ ensure that learning and teaching are at the leading edge and relevant to contemporary ■ harness the enterprising creativity, contexts knowledge, and commitment of the University’s academics, staff and students ■ provide an environment where students to benefit urban and rural communities are proactively engaged in shaping their principally within Oxfordshire experience through influencing learning and extra-curricular policy, processes and ■ further develop mutually beneficial outcomes. partnerships to facilitate the application of the University’s education, research Research and knowledge exchange and knowledge exchange nationally and We will be a university that is committed to internationally, and to prepare the externally recognised world-leading research University’s graduates to be engaged which is translated and disseminated for the global citizens. benefit of our communities. Infrastructure and services We will: We will be a university characterised by its ■ focus on the areas of research which sector-leading, high quality, sustainable and are, or have the potential to be, recognised cost-effective services, operating within a as world-leading and encourage multi - and culture of continuous improvement. interdisciplinary research activity across the We will: University ■ manage our activities to achieve ■ increase the exploitation and dissemination self-sustaining and robust finances and a of the highest quality research and strong position relative to the HE sector collaboration with other higher education institutions and the public, private and ■ develop and enhance the quality and third sector. efficiency of the University’s infrastructure and services. You can view our 2020 strategy here.
OUR STUDENTS There are approximately 18,000 students at TEACHING EXCELLENCE STAYING AHEAD Oxford Brookes University. 78% are from the UK, 6% are from the EU and 16% are from the FRAMEWORK (TEF) We aim to continue providing our students rest of the world. Oxford Brookes University holds a Silver with a stimulating learning experience, award in the Teaching Excellence Framework, including opportunities to develop skills both Our students and graduates are known for inside and outside their studies, with co- recognising that the University delivers “high their employability. They benefit from the curricular projects to fuel their enthusiasm and quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its strong links we have with businesses and hone their abilities. students.” employers both locally and internationally, from local schools and hospitals to organisations The TEF award recognised that “students We are working on action plans to enhance such as Oxfam, BMW, KPMG, Ferrari and achieve excellent outcomes” as well as our performance in the National Student Microsoft. the “outstanding levels of satisfaction with Survey and further improve our teaching teaching and assessment and feedback.” excellence with a view to gaining a Gold award in the TEF.
RESEARCH AND GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS OUR RESEARCH Oxford Brookes achieved a record year for research grants awarded in 2016/17, an increase of 63% Research at Oxford Brookes enjoys an international compared to last year; and we have continued this reputation, attracting high-quality staff and students. upward trajectory. Our strategy for research and knowledge exchange, Major funding comes from research councils, sets out the University’s future ambitions in the higher charitable trusts, industry and government. In recent education sector, including developing our recognised years we have been successful in winning competitive research portfolio across the faculties whilst nurturing funding from UK government departments and from our emerging strengths and fostering greater the European Commission. international collaboration. Our income from intellectual property (IP) was more We were successful in the last Research Excellence than £3m in 2016/17, and we have been in the top Framework (REF 2014), which showed 94% of ten of all UK higher education institutions for IP income Brookes research to be internationally recognised for the last seven years, according to HEFCE’s Higher and 59% judged ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally Education Business and Community Interaction excellent’. We were in the top 10 universities for Survey. increase in research power since REF 2014. Through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), Investing in individuals and groups of researchers at we have produced significant benefits for our partner every stage of their career is central to our success. businesses. We have a strong record of award-winning ■ Oxford Brookes has committed a Central Research KTPs with industry, including Sony Entertainment and Fund to support individuals and research groups Inter-Continental Hotels. The latest projects are looking including for example Collaborative Travel Awards, at solving problems of overheating in care homes and Bridging Funds, Research Fellowships and PhD the design of buildings for flood resilience. scholarships. ■ We hold the HR Excellence in Research Award GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS from the European Commission, which recognises our commitment to supporting research staff. Oxford Brookes is a university with an international outlook and reach. We already have a number ■ In 2016 we launched our Research Excellence of successful international partnerships and we Awards to support research-active academics with are looking to deepen and strengthen these, as funding towards research leave, employment of a well as seek out new opportunities. We believe a research assistant or project travel costs. key to success is to forge university-level, multi- dimensional strategic partnerships across a range ■ We introduced Vice-Chancellor Fellowships in 2017 of disciplines and are currently in negotiations to across our faculties, offering an excellent develop this arrangement in China, Australia and opportunity for researchers who want to develop Malaysia. their careers, with funding and startup support tailored to discipline needs.
Brookes People Awards 2016 OUR VALUES In the development and nurturing of intellectual and enterprising creativity, we make our highest contribution to society. Social responsibility demands that all aspects of our activity should be sustainable. Equality, inclusivity and the celebration of diversity must be the foundation for all we do. We will never be content with anything other than a wholehearted commitment to the quality of the student experience. We will continue to enhance the value - and the perception of value - of our social as well as educational mission. OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES These are defined as: Generosity of spirit We believe people flourish in a culture of respect and support, where we celebrate OUR STAFF AND CULTURE difference and thrive on each other’s success. Our students manifest a generosity of spirit as they progress in the world. Oxford Brookes University employs 2,800 Our HR Strategy sets out how we will continue Consultation and participation are important staff. We recognise that our staff are key to to provide a stimulating and rewarding work attributes of staff relations with colleagues Confidence our continuing success. We are committed experience for all our staff, at all stages of their contributing to key decisions and senior We have confidence in our staff and to creating a vibrant and inclusive working careers at Oxford Brookes. staff appointments. We have comprehensive students, and we know that we prepare environment which supports colleagues to internal communications, including regular our graduates well for a fulfilling and Our new staff experience strategy and action flourish and enjoy what they do. We want campus briefings about university direction valuable life. Through their success, plan aim to ensure that the University provides colleagues to feel valued, empowered, and policy led by the Vice-Chancellor, staff we continue to earn our outstanding the best possible working environment for challenged, stimulated, involved, appreciated newsletters, a staff Twitter stream and internal reputation. colleagues, improving staff wellbeing, creating and trusted. digital screens. a sense of community in the workplace, Connectedness We provide comprehensive and progressive and encouraging discussion and open Oxford Brookes is committed to ensuring the Our academic excellence is underpinned employment conditions, including flexible communication amongst colleagues at all very best staff and student experience where by a history of learning by doing. Our working, opportunities for staff development, levels of the institution. all our community can flourish in a culture connections and our Oxford roots are and career progression, and a commitment to of respect and support, where we celebrate fundamental to our students’ experiences Recent initiatives include our Brookes enhanching the staff experience, underpinned difference and thrive on each other’s success. and our successful future. People Awards which recognise outstanding by our Guiding Principles. colleagues who exemplify our Guiding Enterprising creativity Principles, the annual Feel Good Festival, and We’re adaptable and flexible, and consider Brookes Active. a fresh approach in everything we do - because we know our sustainability depends on a pioneering spirit.
OUR OXFORD Oxford is a beautiful city with a rich cultural history. The city is We partner up to raise aspirations in schools, widen access to those famous for education and architecture, museums and green spaces. under-represented in higher education and to provide high-level consultancy to small and medium sized enterprises. It has a population of 161,300 and is currently the 12th fastest growing city with one-third of the population aged 18-29. Tourism is a thriving economy in the city, generating more than £780m annually. In 2016 Oxford was the seventh most visited city There are 4,750 businesses in Oxford providing 120,000 jobs. in the UK for overnight visits. Key sectors of industry are health, education, research, technology, tourism, car manufacturing and publishing. Oxford is only an hour from London by train and many placements and field trips make the most of this easy access. The University Oxfordshire is amongst the top five technology innovation is well served by a regular coach service to central London and to ecosystems in the world and home to over 1,500 high tech Heathrow and Gatwick airports. companies employing around 43,000 people. More information about the city of Oxford and the surrounding area Oxford Brookes is proud of its home in Oxford and proud to make a is available at www.experienceoxfordshire.org significant economic, social and cultural contribution to the city; from contributing £1m per day to the UK economy, through our links with the high-skill regional economy to the expertise of our nurses and teachers in local hospitals and schools.
OUR CAMPUSES Oxford Brookes University operates on three campuses in Harcourt Hill Campus is home to a range of humanities and Our future plans Oxford: Headington, Harcourt Hill and Wheatley, with a smaller sports teaching. The original Westminster College, founded At Oxford Brookes we are continually investing in our campus in Swindon, focused on nursing education and in 1851, has had a home at Harcourt Hill since the 1950s campuses. Over the next ten years we are spending £220m operating department practice. and merged with Oxford Brookes University in 2000. The to create further inspiring spaces for our staff and students. Westminster Hall student residence also sits on the campus, Headington Campus comprises three sites. The Headington alongside sports facilities, including a swimming pool. The plan sets out a significant programme of refurbishment Hill site is set in mature parkland and home to Headington Hill along with some new build, and will see some of our academic Hall, a 19th century former manor house. A 15-minute walk Wheatley Campus became part of the then Oxford and professional services activity moving to a different campus. away, the Marston Road site is a hub for healthcare teaching Polytechnic in 1975. Over recent years, the campus has seen on the campus. investment in engineering spaces and in 2017 saw further Over the next few years all Wheatley-based courses will move investment in key student and staff areas, including the to Headington Campus, while courses in humanities, social The flagship £132m John Henry Brookes Building opened on creation of a new gym. sciences and some sports courses are set to move from the Gipsy Lane site in 2014. Winning a number of awards, Headington to Harcourt Hill Campus. it has transformed the experience of students and the wider Swindon Campus opened the newly refurbished Joel University community. It houses the main central services at Joffe building in August 2016, almost two decades after the Headington, including the library, social study space, student University first had a presence in the town. The Joel Joffe You can find out more about our estates strategy and support services, catering facilities and Brookes Union. building provides clinical skills labs in a modern teaching capital projects at our Space to Think page. location. The most recent phase of investment saw the Business School relocated to refurbished premises at the end of 2017. Brand new teaching spaces and industry-standard science laboratories also opened in 2017, alongside landscaping of external spaces, and the new Sir Kenneth Wheare Hall.
OUR LEADERSHIP, GOVERNANCE AND FINANCES The Vice-Chancellor reports to the Board of Governors and is supported by the Vice-Chancellor’s Group which comprises: ■ Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) ■ Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Global Partnerships) ■ Registrar and Chief Operating Officer ■ Director of Finance and Legal Services ■ Director of Human Resources ■ Pro Vice-Chancellor/Deans of the faculties (four) The University’s Chancellor is Olympic gold medallist Dame Katherine Grainger PhD. OUR FINANCES The University’s financial plans focus on strong operating cash and robust surpluses, in order Oxford Brookes University has a good track to achieve an excellent student experience record of meeting or exceeding budget targets and provide and attract investment in research and achieving strong financial performance and commercial activity. against sector KPIs. Our annual financial statements can be found on our website at www.brookes.ac.uk/ about-brookes/structure-and-governance/ policies-and-financial-statements/
OUR STRUCTURE - OUR FACULTIES OXFORD FACULTY OF FACULTY OF FACULTY OF BROOKES HEALTH HUMANITIES TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS AND LIFE AND SOCIAL DESIGN AND SCHOOL SCIENCES SCIENCES ENVIRONMENT Business School Department of School of Education School of Biological and Architecture Medical Sciences Oxford School Department of Department of School of Arts of Hospitality Psychology, Health English and Modern Management and Professional Languages Development Centre for Diversity Department of Sport, School of History, School of Engineering, Policy Research Health Sciences and Philosophy and Computing and and Practice Social Work Culture Mathematics Oxford School of School of Law School of the Built Nursing and Midwifery Environment Comprised of: Department of Nursing Institute of Public Care Department of Midwifery, Department of Social Community and Public Sciences Health
OUR STRUCTURE - OUR DIRECTORATES DIRECTORATE OF DIRECTORATE OF DIRECTORATE DIRECTORATE OF DIRECTORATE DIRECTORATE IT SERVICES DIRECTORATE ACADEMIC AND MARKETING AND OF ESTATES FINANCE AND OF HUMAN OF LEARNING OF STRATEGIC STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMUNICATIONS AND CAMPUS LEGAL SERVICES RESOURCES RESOURCES CHANGE AND SERVICES BUSINESS PLANNING Academic Office Communications Estates Services Financial Services HR Management Library Office of the Chief Strategic and Team Information Officer Business Planning Office Academic Policy External Relations Facilities Services Legal Services Oxford Centre for Learning Technology Customer Services Strategic Change and Quality Office Staff and Learning and Programme Development Governance Office Admissions Office Oxford Brookes Projects Team Procurement Occupational Health Media Information Services International Careers UK Recruitment Space Planning Research and Oxford Brookes IT Strategy, Information and Partnerships Team Business Development Nursery Management and Partnerships Student Central Directorate Brookes Sport Risk and Resilience University Safety Programme Administration Office Management Office Upgrade Central Admin and HR Information Infastructure Services Finance Systems Team Wellbeing Commercial Services (Oxford Brookes Venues, Catering and Residential)
ESTATES AND CAMPUS SERVICES: OVERVIEW Estates and Campus Services (formerly known as Estates and Estates Space Planning Facilities Management) is a large multi-disciplinary directorate, The Estates team is responsible for capital projects and This team supports the development of briefs for space and responsible for the long-term planning, development and maintenance as well as the Carbon Reduction Plan. Responsibility deals with arrangements to both vacate and occupy space. maintenance of Oxford Brookes University’s estate as well as for grounds and health and safety also sits within the team. They are responsible for the CAD and BIM services and the providing a range of services that are essential for the smooth database to support the collection of statistics. They manage running of the University as a whole. The current footprint is 125,000 m2 gia and 79 hectares of furniture and signage for Oxford Brookes and are responsible grounds. Our campus development plans are focused on for room utilisation reports and the post occupancy evaluation The University is currently located on three main campuses rationalisation to create a smaller, higher quality, innovative and processes. They hold the property terrier and are responsible in Oxford with a satellite in Swindon and premises in Bath. better-used estate. The site comprises of 142 buildings across for lease details. We have a ten-year Estates Investment Plan which is the entire estate (academic and residential), with buildings focused on delivering high-quality, sustainable campuses to dating from the 1820s to 2018. Sports support excellence in teaching and research, and provide an This team manages the provision of internal and external sports outstanding experience for students and staff. Every estates As part of the plan, the disposal of Wheatley Campus is in facilities. Brookes Sport offers a wide range of high-quality capital project is designed to have a transformational impact. hand with related projects to relocate the current occupants. facilities to support students, staff and the wider community to The University also has over 5,500 student bedrooms in a enjoy an active lifestyle and well as meeting the needs of elite A step change in our ambitions was marked in 2014 by the athletes and British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) opening of the John Henry Brookes Building, which won mixture of owned, third-party and nominations agreements, and plans to increase and invest in student facilities from the current teams who are studying at Oxford Brookes. numerous national awards for its architectural design and its positive impact on the student experience. The Estate 95,000 m2 gia with over £100m earmarked for investment. Brookes Sport is known for rowing success and the team Investment Plan will see the University investing a further Additionally there is a Maintenance Investment Plan. manages two boathouses on the River Thames. Our climbing £220m in the physical estate. To date, the plan has involved wall and swimming pool support a significant number of local large-scale refurbishments to many of the University’s buildings, Facilities and Commercial Services community users. and some new build developments. Planning applications for The Facilities and Commercial Services team manage all ‘soft’ future development are in progress. services including campus management, facilities services, The team also supports the wellbeing agenda of the University helpdesk and reception. They oversee cleaning and security, working closely with colleagues in Human Resources and the The Directorate of Estates and Campus Services is an which are outsourced, as well as managing the University bus Faculty of Health and Social Sciences. important part of Oxford Brookes and works closely with all contract, worth £2.4m per annum. other areas of the University. Finance The Commercial Services team deliver a surplus of circa With directorate operating turnover at £50m there is a small The directorate works to a set of KPIs to support the efficiency £5m per year through conferencing activity and oversee the team of accountants and finance staff dealing with transactions of the estate linked to: space utilisation, carbon reduction, executive lease catering contract. Conferencing activity takes and procurement for the directorate. They also deal with the building condition, income per m2 and total property costs. place predominately between June and September but some finances for the capital programmes and underpin the detailed activities take place throughout the year. work on estates costs for benchmarking purposes. ECS has circa 250fte staff across a range of departments as well as outsourced staff. The Accommodation team manage the Accommodation Bureau to advise on options and allocations for student residential needs, whilst there is a dedicated Halls team to manage our owned and operated properties and support conference business. Many of our facilities are accessible over extended hours and some buildings open every day of the year.
DIRECTORATE OF ESTATES AND CAMPUS SERVICES Estates and Campus Services Senior Management Team Director of Estates and Campus Services Deputy Director-Estates Deputy Director-Facilities Head of Space Planning Director of Sport Head of ECM Finance and Commercial Services Project planning • Space planning • Sports • ECM finance and capital • Cleaning, caretaking and recording for the University • Delivery and procurement of • Property terrier • Facilities and development security at all sites building projects • Space database • Campus management • All estates maintenance • CAD • Transport • Minor works • Room audits • Services Desk • Health and safety and • Space briefs environmental services • Accommodation office • Relocation • Catering and retail • Halls management at Headington and satellite sites • Conferences
JOB DESCRIPTION Date last reviewed: September 2018 In particular: Vice-Chancellor’s Group and the Board of Governors for the delivery of those plans. Directorate: Estates and Campus Services ■ to develop and deliver the Estates Investment Plan and Residential Investment 7. To keep abreast of developments Title of post: Plan for student accommodation and relevant national and international Director of Estates and Campus Services benchmarks, to assess their implication for ■ to lead the University’s commercial Salary: Competitive the University, and to propose changes and operations (catering, accommodation, disseminate information and ideas within the Post number: tbc conferencing, etc.) to deliver high-quality University, as appropriate. services and achieve planned surplus. F/T or % P/T: Full-time 8. To be accountable for meeting all statutory Main duties: Permanent/Temporary: Permanent obligations arising from the management of 1. To develop and deliver a comprehensive the estate on behalf of the University. Principal location of work: long-term, sustainable strategy for the Headington Campus but will be required to 9. To ensure that the University’s corporate, University’s physical and residential estate work across all University sites financial, human resource, equality and which supports the University’s corporate health and safety strategies, procedures and Immediate line manager: strategy and optimises the full potential of the regulations are implemented and applied Registrar and Chief Operating Officer University’s physical resources. within the Directorate. Staff managed: 2. To develop and deliver a comprehensive 10. All Oxford Brookes University staff are Deputy Director, Estates; Deputy Director, strategy for the University’s campus facilities required to work collegially in the spirit of our Facilities and Commercial Services; Head of and commercial services which delivers guiding principles; to adhere to the values Space Planning; Director of Sport; Head of the planned efficiencies and income, while of the University; and to promote equality, ECS Finance. delivering a high-quality service. diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Qualifications required for post: 3. To lead the Directorate’s management An appropriate qualification in facilities team to ensure the delivery of high-quality, management (BIFM) and/or Associate of cost-effective and client-centred services RICS/RIBA/ICF/CIOB for estates planning, facilities support and maintenance. Experience required for post: See Personal Specification for further detail. 4. To consult with, engage and inform the university community of estates and facilities Overall purpose of post: developments and ensure that development To provide strategic leadership for the works do not impact adversely on the core development and management of the business of the University, namely education University’s physical estate and manage a and research. diverse team spanning the areas of Facilities Management, Capital Projects Delivery, 5. To procure and develop efficient, high- Space Management, Sport, Accommodation, quality and responsible estate and campus Commercial Services and Sustainability. services based on appropriate professional, business and industry standards. 6. To lead the development and implementation of operational and financial plans and targets, and be accountable to the
PERSON SPECIFICATION Specification Essential Desirable Education/Training An appropriate qualification in Facilities Management (BIFM) and/or Associate of RICS/ Evidence of CPD RIBA/ICE/CIOB. Relevant experience Experience of operating in a large, complex organisation. Experience of construction industry and processes. Development and delivery of estates strategy and business planning to deliver high- quality and efficient outcomes. Track record of effective management and delivery of complex capital programmes. Substantial experience of leading and managing teams across a wider span of functions. Proven track record of effective budgetary cost control. Substantial experience of managing third party contractors and service providers. Relevant skills/aptitudes Exceptional interpersonal skills: an assured, confident and effective communicator able to operate and interact successfully in a collegial manner at all levels with academic and professional services colleagues as well as a variety of external stakeholders. Proactive and customer-focused outlook. An inspirational, flexible and authoritative leadership style which motivates colleagues and gains their trust and respect. Sound judgement and practical problem-solving skills. The ability and willingness to maintain focus, take difficult decisions and to manage and deliver change. Energy, flair and high levels of personal motivation and resilience, diplomacy and tact. Strong intellectual resources. Ability to combine strategic thinking with a close attention to detail. Understanding of contract law. Special requirements Empathy with University’s values, aims and ethos, and an enthusiasm for what it is seeking to achieve. Other Full driving licence.
BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR BROOKES Oxford Brookes offers a wide range of benefits to enhance the Onsite dentist: Studental is an NHS dentist situated on staff experience. the Headington Campus and can be used by staff. Annual Leave (including bank holidays and Brookes Sports: extensive sports facilities for staff including concessionary days) fitness suites and classes, Oxfordshire’s premier climbing wall (Headington Campus), swimming pool (Harcourt Hill Campus) ■ Senior Staff and Professors - 43 days and a brand new gym (Wheatley Campus). ■ Academic Staff and Researchers Grade 9 and above - Brookes Active Workplace Challenge: free of charge, the 48 days Brookes Active Workplace Challenge helps you monitor your ■ Professional Services Staff and Research Staff below activity levels and find events and opportunities to help you grade 9 - starting at 38 days rising to 41 days with service. enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle. Take part in challenges, individually or in teams, earn points and win prizes for keeping Additional Annual Leave: staff may purchase up to five active. All campuses have landscape gardens and quiet areas additional days leave per year (pro rata for part-time staff) via for recreation; and there are maps of ‘health walks’ (these are a deduction from salary spread throughout the leave year. short routes through attractive surroundings close to all three campuses). Pension: we offer the Local Government Pension Scheme for professional services staff and the Teachers’ Pension Scheme Occupational Health Service: the University is committed for most academic staff. Staff who join Brookes and are in active to the health and welfare of its staff. The Occupational Health membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) can Service provides work-based support for illness and disability, continue membership of this scheme. and can refer staff for confidential counselling if necessary. Relocation: we will reimburse up to £5,000 inclusive of VAT Eye test and spectacle reimbursement: all staff who use for expenses necessarily incurred in relocating to a job at VDU’s are entitled to a subsidised eye test while they work at Brookes, and may make a contribution to immigration costs. Brookes and contribution to the cost of spectacles. Travel to Work: Car parking at Brookes is limited and daily Maternity, Adoption and Family Leave: we offer generous charges apply. To support your journey to work and as part of maternity leave with qualifying staff entitled to 63 weeks leave our sustainability agenda, Brookes links with Cyclescheme to (both paid and unpaid). We offer the same leave for Adoption provide a cost-effective way of purchasing a bicycle. There are and Shared Parental Leave. showers for cyclists (and walkers) at all three main campuses, and cycle training courses can be arranged for new or nervous Flexible working: we support work-life balance for all staff, cyclists. We also have a car share website and offer season including career breaks, job sharing, flexible hours, etc. ticket loans. Library: all staff are welcome to use our libraries. Staff may Catering facilities: there are varied catering options on all borrow up to 30 books or other items from our lending stock. campuses. There is full access to both print and online resources including e-books, e-journals and databases. Nursery: the Brookes nursery, located at Headington, is rated by Ofsted as Outstanding, and caters for children aged four months to five years. Childcare Vouchers: to help with the cost of childcare, including holiday play schemes.
HOW TO APPLY Oxford Brookes University has engaged Applications should consist of: Anderson Quigley for the executive search a full CV including your educational and process for this position, in addition to the ■ professional qualifications, full employment public advertisement. history, latest remuneration, details of To apply, please visit https:// relevant achievements and contact details andersonquigley.com/candidates/ using a covering letter stating how you meet the reference AQ303. ■ criteria in the Person Specification and Should you wish to discuss the role in strict outlining your motivation for applying for confidence, please contact our advising this role consultants at Anderson Quigley: Ed Pritchard ■ details of two referees, though please note or Sophie Rees on +44 (0)203 457 0948. that we will not approach your referees without your prior consent and only should you be shortlisted. The closing date for applications is 12 noon Monday 8th October 2018. As part of your application please complete an equal opportunities form by clicking here.
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