Director of Commercial

Director of Commercial
Competitive salary with excellent benefits

Lead the strategic direction of Commercial Services, creating a culture of exceptional service delivery focused on enhancing the student and staff experience. 

Set in a historic university city, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK’s leading modern universities and enjoys an international reputation for innovation as well as strong links with business and industry. Our research is impactful, world-leading and makes a tangible difference to communities locally, nationally and internationally, tackling some of the world’s biggest problems.

Reporting to the Director of Estates and Facilities, the Director of Commercial will be responsible for the delivery of customer-centred estates services to underpin the University’s strategic academic and operational priorities. You will take full responsibility for all aspects of campus services (including student accommodation, catering and conferencing).

We are seeking an exceptional leader with a proven track record of making immediate impact within complex, multi-faceted portfolios for industry-leading organisations.  Positive, driven and a natural collaborator, you will possess excellent communication skills and the intellectual confidence to succeed in a leading university. This role will suit professionals who are adept at providing leadership at the wider strategic level in conjunction with proven operational expertise in leading a culture of ‘best in class’ service delivery.

The candidate will have had the oversight of mid/senior management teams within a commercial environment that includes but is not limited to: Hotels, Leisure, Hospitality, Universities, Venues or other Public Sector Organisations. The ideal applicant will have strong stakeholder management skills, with a level of gravitas that the role demands.

The post of Director of Commercial at Oxford Brookes University offers a salary level to attract ‘industry leading’ estates professionals across a variety of sectors. In addition, the University offers a generous benefits package including relocation assistance.

To arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our retained adviser James Gregory of The Management Recruitment Group at

Closing date for applications is Sunday 3rd March 2024.

The candidate pack can be viewed at Oxford Brookes – Director of Commercial (

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