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Director of Capital and Investment


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   Competitive: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience (Level 7)
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 19 July 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2792824RR

The University of Southampton is committed to excellence in all we do, applying our insights and inventiveness to solve the most complex societal and environmental challenges. As a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong and high-quality educational offering, we are renowned for our innovation and enterprise and are within the top 1% of universities worldwide.

We are looking to appoint an engaging and collaborative Director of Capital and Investment to lead the strategic framework for the University’s ambitious capital and revenue investment programme. Working across the University Executive, this role will drive sustainable strategic decision making, assessing affordability and funding options for investment and ongoing commitments. Reporting to the Executive Director Finance, this new role will manage the significant strategic investment activity undertaken across the University. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a university that has a strategic growth ambition, and this role will be key in enabling this to be achieved. 

The Director will have significant experience working at a strategic level, developing plans to support and contribute to the strategy of a large complex organisation.  You’ll also have good knowledge of the accounting standards for capital and revenue project accounting.

You will have a confident and collaborative approach, proven experience of implementing successful change management initiatives and formulating strategic plans that reflect and support the priority needs of an organisation.

This post is offered on a full time, permanent basis. Apply by uploading your CV and a cover letter detailing how your skills and experience match the requirements of the role.

For an informal discussion with the Executive Director of Finance, please contact Julie Shaw - 

 Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive rates of pay. Our core benefits include pension scheme membership; a generous annual leave allowance (supplemented by University closure days and public holidays) and excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave). All our benefits can be viewed here.

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates from working class, first generation Higher Education, the Global South and other underrepresented groups.

Committed to supporting our staff and students, we are open to a flexible working approach. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly and those who have taken a career break.

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Apply by 11.59 pm GMT on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or quoting the job number.

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