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Head of Campus & Commercial Services, Maynooth University

We recently managed the appointment of Head of Campus and Commercial Services to the leadership team of Maynooth University. Please go to Current Opportunities to discover our latest assignments.

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Maynooth University, a place of research and learning for over 15,000 students and almost 1,300 staff, is one of the fastest growing third level institutions on the island of Ireland, with ambitious plans for the future of its campus. The University’s campus master plan envisions the expansion and enhancement of the university estate to host over 20,000 students in a vibrant learning environment, supporting world-class research, outstanding teaching and learning, and a vivid cultural and sporting life, in a rich, diverse, green and sustainable campus. The University not only envisions major developments in the physical facilities and infrastructure of the campus, but also significant changes in how it is operated and used.


The Head of Campus and Commercial Services will play a key role in the University’s strategic development to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of an extensive range of excellent campus services to international university standards. Collaborating with colleagues across the broader estates, academic, student services and finance functions to deliver an integrated approach to the future development of services and supports within a dynamic environment. The Head of Campus and Commercial Services will optimise the use of resources, manage costs and risks to ensure the research, teaching and engagement missions of the University are achieved.


You will possess a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a large dynamic organisation, ideally in a campus-style environment in either the public or private sector. You will have a demonstrated track record of successful management of both facilities and commercial relationships at a senior level. You will possess strong knowledge and understanding of the regulatory framework governing public procurement and demonstrable experience in the procurement and management of service providers. You will have a proven track record in change management coupled with excellent stakeholder management and communication skills. You will possess appropriate academic and/or professional qualifications related to the principal role accountabilities.

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