Assistant Director of Capital Development

  • Permanent
  • London, UK
  • 19199

The London School of Economics (LSE) is seeking to appoint an Assistant Director of Capital Development to join its award-winning Estates Capital Development Team.

The LSE was founded in 1895 and has grown to become one of the foremost social science universities in the world.  A specialist university with an international intake, LSE's reach extends from its Central London campus to around the world. The School has a cosmopolitan student body, with around 11,000 full-time students from 148 countries and staff of just over 3,000, with about 46 per cent drawn from countries outside the UK.

The LSE Estates Division is responsible for developing and implementing the LSE Estates Strategy supporting the School's strategic objectives.  The Estates Capital Development team has enjoyed unprecedented success in recent years, with acclaimed major projects gaining Stirling award nominations and the Team winning various ‘client of the year’ accolades.

Working as an integral part of the Capital Development team, the Assistant Director of Capital Development will work closely with the Director of Capital Development and Director of Estates on the realisation of the LSE Strategy and Capital Development programme.  You will lead a team responsible for project delivery from brief development and design management through to procurement and construction on a diverse range of complex new-build, refurbishment, fit-out and decarbonisation projects, including major projects up to £200m in value.  

We are seeking an individual with a proven track record of leading a portfolio of capital projects in a relatable setting, and who has a commitment to the delivery of projects that meet the highest standards of design quality and sustainability credentials.  You will have a high degree of commercial acumen, with experience of effective supplier management and contract procurement in the delivery of capital projects and programmes.  Experience of leading capital maintenance programmes and decarbonisation projects and programme would be advantageous.  The candidate brochure can be viewed here.

The role offers an individual the opportunity to progress their career with a renowned organisation and project portfolio within a team that is recognised as being industry-leading.  The LSE offers a range of staff benefits including a generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and excellent training and development opportunities.

For a confidential discussion please contact our advisors Nick Coppard ( and Ben Duffill (
of MRG.  Applications should consist of a CV and cover letter and should be sent to and
Closing date for applications:  23rd June 2024  Interviews are scheduled for w/c 8th July 2024
LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university.  We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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