Estates and Facilities Directorate


UEA's Estates and Facilities Directorate is embarking on an exciting period of change, as part of the University's vision to create a sustainable campus that's fit for the future.

This has created some fantastic opportunities to contribute to the decision-making process for how to modernise the University, provide excellent facilities and enhance the campus experience.

What do we do?

UEA is an exceptional place to live, study, visit and work.

The Directorate maintains the academic and residential buildings, as well as the 360 acres that encompass our campus.

How do we do it?

Our eight departments work together to ensure the smooth running of the campus and the services we offer.

They are: Access and Security, Projects and Estates, Travel and Transport, Space Management, Maintenance, Grounds, Cleaning, and Customer Liaison. 

We strive to maintain a sustainablesafe and well-maintained campus for all our staff, students and visitors.



UEA has been a pioneer in environmental sciences and climate change research for over 50 years.

We're an established leader in the field of environmental research and training, and we're committed to replicating this success in how we care for our campus and surrounding environment. 

We take sustainability seriously, at both a local and global level. We're investing heavily in our infrastructure and personnel to reduce negative environmental impacts and capitalise on internal expertise.

Campus Development Programme

We continue to reduce our carbon intensity despite our growing estate. As part of the University's Campus Development Programme, we're creating a campus that is sustainable and fit for the future.

The multi-year, phased programme aims to:

  • be 100% net zero by 2045 or earlier
  • achieve over 80% net zero campus emissions by 2030
  • Not to rely on off-setting to reach our carbon emissions targets

A computer-generated video of the future development, which will provide modern science research laboratories and teaching and learning facilities can be seen below.


Current opportunities 

Click on the links below to learn more about the roles we're currently advertising in the Directorate and apply.

Estates and Facilities leadership team

  • Director of Estates and Facilities
  • Assistant Director of Estates and Facilities (Facilities management - vacancy)
  • Assistant Director of Estates and Facilities (Capital Development and Estates Strategy)
  • Assistant Director of Estates and Facilities (Infrastructure and Asset Maintenance) 
  • Head of Business Support and Estates (Vacancy) 
  • Administration Manager 


Estates and Facilities Leadership team structure chart: Director of Estates and Facilities Assistant Director of Estates and Facilities (Facilities management - vacancy) Assistant Director of Estates and Facilities (Capital Development and Estates Strategy) Assistant Director of Estates and Facilities (Infrastructure and Asset Maintenance) Head of Business Support and Estates (Vacancy) Administration Manager

You can download full details of the team structure in our document detailing the Directorate’s structure.

Details of all our current opportunities can be found on our Careers at UEA page.


At UEA, our staff enjoy a wide range of benefits.

It's a great place to work, with a diverse campus community and lots of opportunities to connect with others and get involved.

We recognise that everyone leads a different lifestyle, and we are growing our benefits provision to create greater choice and flexibility for everyone

Our current benefits include:

Where is the University of East Anglia?

UEA is situated two miles from the centre of Norwich, East Anglia. 

Norwich is one of the most vibrant and attractive cities in Europe. It's a friendly and diverse place with lots to see and do and is often ranked in the top 10 shopping cities in the UK. Thousands of people visit Norwich each summer.


Map of East Anglia with Norwich highlighted

As well as being known for arts, culture, music, nightlife and tourism, it has a Norman Cathedral and a 12th Century Castle

You'll also find an open-air market, quirky independent shops, restaurants, galleries, bowling allies, cinemas, cafes, bars, pubs and clubs.

The medieval centre of cobbled streets remains largely intact, but there's still space for modern buildings such as the city’s centrepiece, the Forum – a striking piece of contemporary architecture.

It also hosts many museums and galleries and one of the UK’s largest annual Arts festivals, the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Norwich is the only city in Norfolk and is the only English city set in a national park. It has been voted one of the best places to live multiple times.

The City’s motto is 'a fine city' and its strong cultural heritage has seen it maintain the best of its historical character.

It's surrounded by beautiful countryside and is within easy reach of the stunning Norfolk coast. The famous Norfolk Broads are among the most important wetlands in Europe and a haven for rare plants, wildlife and insects.

Learn more about working in Norwich

Our values

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    We are collaborative by nature
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    We empower our colleagues to do their best every day
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    We respect each other
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    We are ambitious for our colleagues, students and research success

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