Quantity Surveying Programme Leader – Postgraduate

Job Roles:
Programme/Area Manager, Team Leader
Organisation Type:
Higher Education Institution
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Construction and Engineering Trades
South East
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
£45,000 - £50,000 FTE pa plus benefits
25th Nov 2019
Start Date:
University College of Estate Management (UCEM)
Job Ref:

Quantity Surveying Programme Leader – Postgraduate
Full time (35 hrs/wk), permanent
Based central Reading, Berkshire
Salary range £45,000 - £50,000 FTE pa plus benefits

We’re looking for an individual with practical and academic experience in the subject of quantity surveying, who has a keen desire and passion to teach students and support their success!

University College of Estate Management (UCEM) is the leading provider of supported online education for the Built Environment. Currently celebrating our 100th year as an institution, we have a wealth of history and experience in providing the highest quality learning opportunities. At any one time, we have over 3,500 students from more than 100 countries benefiting from our qualifications. UCEM helps to enhance Built Environment professional careers through our accredited property-related and construction programmes, offered at Postgraduate, Undergraduate and Apprenticeship levels. Our centenary year has inspired our new vision to be the Centre of Excellence for Built Environment Education, appropriately abbreviated ‘CX’ to help us look to the future and lead our strategy for the next 10 years. This is all to achieve our core purpose of providing accessible, relevant and cost-effective online education, producing leading talent for a better Built Environment.

The main purpose of the role is to provide academic leadership in the subject area of construction, with particular consideration in one or more of the following areas which should include an understanding of international perspective to the subject area: Procurement & Tendering; Estimating; Quantification of Works; Contract Practice & Administration; Project Management; Construction Contracts.

Within this role you will undertake associated academic tutoring and pastoral support for programmes, contribute to the development of new programmes, and aid the research ambitions of the School of Built Environment which includes the engagement of those within the industry and associated professional bodies. You will be a key individual in achieving UCEM’s organisational goals, most crucially maximising student’s potential to achieve academic success.

Key qualities we’re looking for include:

• Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree in a relevant subject
• Relevant professional qualification(s)/working towards
• Industry experience as a quantity or construction surveying practitioner, or established research/tutoring experience in appropriate subject areas (refer to job specification)
• Programme Leadership experience
• Understanding of current developments in construction practice or education
• Ability to produce innovative module material to enthuse students
• Good IT skills and desire to enhance learning through technology
• Impeccable communication skills – both written and verbal

At UCEM we expect all our employees to demonstrate our values: Passion, Integrity, Excellence and Support.


We have a very detailed job specification for this role so please, before applying, take a look: www.ucem.ac.uk/jobs


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Cathy Higgs on 0118 467 2169 alternatively contact the HR team on 0118 467 2243 / 2349 or recruitment@ucem.ac.uk


To apply please send your CV, covering letter, and Recruitment Check Form to recruitment@ucem.ac.uk


Tuesday 10 December 2019 5.00 p.m.

Please note, applications may be reviewed as and when they are received, so you may be invited to interview ahead of the closing date.


Please note any appointment to this post is conditional upon and subject to an enhanced certificate (criminal record check) issued by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), which will also include a check of the DBS Barred Lists.


We do not use agencies as part of our recruitment process. We politely ask that you respect this decision and do not call our offices on seeing this advertisement; if you do, the same message will be repeated to you. Thank you for your co-operation.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
University College of Estate Management (UCEM)
Tel: n/a
Contact: R Kipling

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