Director of Estates

Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre and one of the UK’s top five visitor attractions, occupying a 17 acre site that sits in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames. We exist to present great cultural experiences that bring people together and we achieve this by providing the space for artists to create and present their best work and by creating a place where as many people as possible can come together to experience bold, unusual and eye-opening work. We want to take people out of the everyday, every day.

The Role

This important, newly created role, will develop and implement a robust and progressive Estate Development and Management Strategy which recognises the significant impact that the Estate has on the experience of millions of visitors, partners, staff, artists and performers as well as on Southbank Centre’s financial and environmental sustainability.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this role will have direct responsibility for a small in-house team, providing strategic leadership and management. Advising on Estate Management matters and driving value through an outsourced service provider model, this role will drive and coordinate a fit for purpose approach to planned and reactive maintenance, security, health and safety, project and facilities management. It will ensure infrastructure and any relevant capital projects are delivered on time and to budget.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.