Programme Director, Castle Meadow Campus


14th February 2022

Ref:     GSe80902

The creation of a new city centre campus in Nottingham is an exciting opportunity that will deliver a number of the university’s ambitious, strategic goals. The Castle Meadow site is in the heart of Nottingham City Centre and extends to 9.24 acres, housing accommodation of approximately 350,000 square feet comprised of seven buildings. Conversion of this estate from predominately office accommodation into vibrant teaching, research, student support and wellbeing facilities is an ambitious challenge and one which will support the university’s commitment to the city’s ambitious target of becoming carbon neutral by 2028.

Castle Meadow Campus will give the University of Nottingham a landmark site to significantly increase our civic profile and directly support our new University strategy which seeks to address local challenges and deliver knowledge exchange of the highest quality, through application to local and global challenges.

This role will sit within the University’s Planning, Performance and Strategic Change (PPSC) directorate, reporting to the Director. PPSC brings together the planning and analytical functions of the University with strategic change and project and risk management to provide support to business planning, strategy, and governance processes. Being part of the PPSC directorate means that the Castle Meadow Campus Programme is at the heart of strategy setting and change across the University.

As Programme Director, you will oversee and coordinate all projects and workstreams across the Castle Meadow Campus Programme, spanning strategy, operations, and both physical and digital infrastructure. You will bring a successful track record of leading complex programmes/projects within a higher education or public sector enviroment and of driving forward change involving new buildings, facilities, or ways of working.

Our University offers a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus.

This is a fixed-term post for an initial period of two years. This is a full-time role, but we will consider applications from candidates who wish to work part-time (minimum 0.8)

This executive search process is being managed by Gatenby Sanderson.

For information about this opportunity, the person specification and how to apply, please visit our microsite or contact Enfys Evans on 020 7426 3996 , email (she/her)

Closing Date: Midnight Monday 14th February 2022.