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Small Works Project Manager (Ref:020)

Salary range: 
£32,348 - £36,386 per annum

The Directorate of Estates is looking to appoint a Small Works Project Manager on a full time, permanent basis.

The post holder will lead the institution’s project management services, which are provided both in-house and outsourced, on a strategic and operational level, including:

  • Overseeing all in-house small works projects
  • Project management for small works and in-house projects
  • Acting as the point of contact for all larger projects from inception through to completion
  • Supporting project tendering and procurement of services in the area of project management
  • Overseeing and carrying out drawing service for construction, alteration, and renovation projects
  • Developing and managing the CAD system
  • Maintaining campus accommodation records
  • Supporting and leading on specific areas of the Estates strategy 

A welcome from Nigel Lucker (Director of Estates)

As well as the position of Small Works Projects Manager, we are continuing to invest in our people and recruiting to other key roles within our directorate. These are critical roles to the growth of our team as we launch our next ten-year strategy.

 Our story over the past few years is one of impressive progress across our portfolio with unprecedented investment to transform and optimise our diverse portfolio. We recently completed a £13M refurbishment of our new Health and Wellbeing building. Please take a look via the Link:

Our University is strongly committed to providing an excellent learning and research environment for our staff and students and is key to the regeneration of the town and local community. We are an institution built on community and as such we continue to look at enhancing our service delivery and plan to deliver against the University of Suffolk strategy and Vision; Transforming lives and our region.

Our staff and students will carry the University’s values of inclusiveness, tolerance and innovation seeing the University as a fair and friendly place to study and work, a place where they can continuously develop and progress their careers. We are now looking for further talent to join us in these important appointments to help us move to the next level.  The Estates Directorate will play a key part in making the Vision a reality and developing an estate that delivers against its strategic priorities including growing a sustainable economy and enabling a greener future to ensure we meet our net zero targets. The University of Suffolk is unashamedly ambitious about what we can achieve, and the difference we can make to the students, staff and our Ipswich community. Our guiding principles, runs through the way we seek to achieve our priority objectives and the way we deliver services.  There are many fantastic things about working for the University of Suffolk. There’s an energy and drive in the organisation that has been vitally important to the successes we have experienced over the past few years. Incredibly able and committed colleagues make it a stimulating and enjoyable place to work, with unstinting support and investment for transformation and improvement. There is a strong sense of being part of a team, and it is a fast-moving environment where there are real opportunities to deliver lasting and meaningful change.

 By joining the Estates team you will be at the heart of this. Our ambitious master plan programme, our service transformation planning and the way we are modernising our operations will ensure our key services can operate effectively and innovatively. We are looking for strong leaders who can maximise the great opportunities to deliver effective change.  The Senior Small Works and  Projects Manager will join the Estates Team and report to the Services, Maintenance and facilities Manager. As a team we are working towards creating a very different culture: focusing on customer satisfaction and collaboration by working closely with business partners, our Schools and our Key stakeholders. We are growing our reputation as a University, and we want you to join us and to deliver in a way that will further enhance our reputation, as well as your own.

If this sounds like the sort of place that you would like to join, and you feel that you could make a positive contribution to our ambitious agenda then we would love to hear from you. To be a success, being able to collaborate and influence with a proven track record of delivery in the specialist fields will be a definite advantage.

Thank you again for your interest in this role, and I look forward to meeting should you choose to take forward an application.

Closing date: Friday 25th November, midday

Interview date: 29th/ 30th November & 5th December 2022

We are a values driven organisation, committed to ensuring we remain a beacon for aspiration and achievement, while providing a great environment to work and study.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. If you share our values and our vision, you will find a home at the University of Suffolk.

How to apply:

  1. Read the Guidance Notes and Privacy Notice
  2. If you think you might need a visa to work in the UK, please check your eligibility here BEFORE you apply for the role.
  3. Fill in the Application Cover Sheet
  4. Fill in the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  5. Attach a curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out clearly how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the post

Please return them as Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) attachments by email to including the post title and reference number in the email subject heading.

If you a have a disability and need to use a different method to apply for the role then please contact our recruitment team so we can make the adjustments to the process for you.

After submitting your application, if you have not heard from us before the interview date shown, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview.

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