Estates Cost Manager


Operations and External Affairs
CSM - King's Cross, London UK
Full time
Estates and Accommodation

18 February 2019 12:00

£52,073 to £70,230 per annum

UAL has created a new senior post within the Estates Directorate. Reporting to the Director of Estates and Associate Director of Finance, the Estates Cost Manager will provide strategic and commercial leadership on all cost management, programme, procurement and contractual matters within the Estates Directorate. You will provide a professional support service to the Estates Senior Management Team in the delivery of its services related to all business units across the estates department including the capital projects delivery and facilities management operations. You will also provide a governance link to the finance team in auditing the work of other cost professionals on large and major projects.

The Estates Directorate provides a number of core services across the University’s 16 academic sites including facilities management, management of c. 12 student residences hubs, catering and commercial services, sustainability and energy management, estate management, project management, and property developments.

This role offers a unique opportunity for a commercial management professional to move into a strategic client side role with responsibility for driving value across an incredibly ambitious development programme and diverse and inspiring estate portfolio.

University of the Arts London ( is a hotbed of creativity, innovation and invention across the knowledge economy. Drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts, UAL is a fundamental part of the UK’s creative ecology – the fastest growing sector of the UK’s economy. UAL works with a wide range of commercial and institutional organisations within the world of the Arts, including the Tate and the National Theatre, all benefiting from the fresh talent and new ideas of UAL students. UAL is hugely international, with a reputation that attracts over 18,000 students from over 100 countries, creating a vibrant, multi-cultural community environment.

UAL offers generous leave, an excellent defined benefit pension scheme and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.

The successful candidate will possess relevant experience in a quantity surveying, cost management or commercial leadership role in the construction and property sector. You will have experience of reporting and providing assurance on projects and programmes from a cost, contract and risk perspective and will relish the challenge of achieving value across a broad range of development and estates management activities.

For a confidential discussion and/or the Candidate Brochure, please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill ( or Nick Coppard ( of the Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900. Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to

Further information can be found in the online brochure:

Closing date:         Monday, 18th February 2019 at 12 noon

Interview date:     w/c 4th March 2019

Appointment to this role will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to your offence(s).
At UAL, everyone's identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity, and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

This opportunity is closed to applications.