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Head of Infrastructure Projects - Estates


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We have created the new position of Head of Infrastructure Projects within the Estates & Facilities Team to provide leadership for all infrastructure projects, improving our existing capability whilst ensuring that RBG Kew significantly improves its approach to infrastructure project works.

Head of Infrastructure Projects - Estates

Kew is the world's leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.

We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved - because our lives depend on them.

We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.

You will be responsible for the delivery of infrastructure projects across both sites, ensuring all projects are statutory compliant and delivered on time and on budget, and available for the business to deliver its objectives which includes care and protection for the collections and making sure buildings are fit for purpose. You will facilitate the prioritisation of allocated resources, and management of contracted services to ensure the business is able to operate without loss of functions.

We are seeking an individual with a proven track record in estates infrastructure projects leadership roles across diverse, technically complex, and high public-footfall estate portfolios. You will have significant technical estates project management experience and previously have led a technical project team in successfully delivering infrastructure projects. You will understand the challenges of driving high-quality estates infrastructure projects whilst achieving value for money.

The role calls for an individual that is highly enthusiastic, committed, and willing and able to operate at both a strategic and operational level. You will have exceptional interpersonal, communication and leadership skills, having credibility and gaining confidence from a diverse range of influential stakeholders.

It is an exciting time to be joining Kew in this capacity,as a member of the Estates & Facilities senior management team, helping to shape the future of Kew Estates Department.

Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please.

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