Director of Facility Services and Sustainability


2nd January 2024

Closing Date

25th January 2024


Competitive salary, pension, and benefits



Interviews Scheduled

TBC February 2024

Join the University of Hull: Where Excellence Meets Opportunity

Are you a strategic thinker with a passion for higher education? Are you ready to shape the future of a vibrant academic community? The University of Hull is seeking a dynamic and forward-thinking Director of Facilities and Sustainability

About the University of Hull:

The University of Hull is a renowned institution with a rich history of academic excellence. As a leading institution with ambitious sustainability goals, we are committed to providing high-quality facilities and services that support our students and staff. As we embrace new opportunities, we remain deeply rooted in our values of inclusivity, diversity, and excellence.

Why Join Us:

Our Vice-Chancellor’s vision for academic excellence and growth presents an exciting opportunity for you to be part of a thriving academic community. With a history dating back to 1927, the University of Hull has a tradition of producing leaders and innovators across various fields. We are fostering a collaborative “One Team” culture that empowers staff to drive service improvements, supporting both students and colleagues in achieving their goals.

As we continue to bolster our research profile and expand our horizons, we offer an environment that encourages creativity, innovative thinking, and problem-solving. Our picturesque location in Hull, with its rich cultural scene and stunning coastal landscapes, provides an inspiring backdrop for your career journey.

Role Overview:        

As the Director of Facility Services and Sustainability, you will play a crucial role in the strategic planning and delivery of services within the Infrastructure Services Directorate. This includes overseeing Space Design and Property Management, Facilities Management, Facilities and Security Services, Accommodation Operations, Travel and Transport, Waste Management, and the successful delivery of our sustainability objectives.

This is a unique opportunity to shape the future of the University of Hull and contribute to our ongoing success. If you are passionate about higher education and possess the skills and vision to make a difference, we invite you to apply and be part of our ambitious journey.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement strategic plans for the seamless delivery of services.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders, both internal and external, to achieve sustainability objectives.
  • Build and maintain strategic relationships with departments such as Hull University Student Union, Commercial Services, Accommodation Services, Academic & Student Services, and Marketing, Recruitment, and Admissions.
  • Lead the adoption of a new organization-wide service governance model and digital platforms.
  • Ensure services are designed around customer needs and align with the University’s strategic objectives.
  • Provide leadership in making changes to improve efficiency and enhance services to students and staff.
  • Play a key role in the Infrastructure Services senior management team and contribute to the strategic planning process

Join us in shaping the future of education at the University of Hull. Your journey begins here.

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How to apply

For further information and details of how to apply, please contact Jim Allcroft at and 07388 642 631.

Applications should be made via email to and must include on separate documents:

  • a letter of application setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the person specification
  • a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV)
  • details of three referees and notice period (Referees will not be contacted without your permission)
  • a completed Personal details form (available above)

The closing date for applications is Thursday 25 January.

Preliminary interviews will be held with Dixon Walter via Teams on TBC

A formal selection process will take place at the University of Hull on TBC February. 

At Hull, we are committed to equality of opportunity, diversity, and inclusion at every level, because we believe a diverse workforce brings broader expertise, improved innovation, and greater success for all.

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