Educational Excellence Enabled: Our Triumph in Recruiting Senior Facilities Manager for INTO University Partnerships


INTO University Partnerships (INTO) is an innovative organisation dedicated to expanding higher education opportunities globally through partnerships with leading universities. Since its inception in 2006, INTO has formed 21 partnerships with 19 universities across Europe, North America, and Asia, enrolling over 50,000 students from 166 countries. INTO employs around 1,600 staff worldwide, all committed to transforming the lives of their students and colleagues through education.

INTO aims to provide top-quality higher education through its innovative partnerships with universities, addressing the growing global demand for international education. Their mission is to ensure success and transformative experiences for both students and staff.

The Challenge

The role in focus was the Senior Facilities Manager, a pivotal position within INTO’s UK Operations Team. The successful candidate would take overall responsibility for managing facilities and site operations at INTO's properties in London and Brighton, ensuring the provision of safe, high-quality academic and office environments. This role required substantial liaison with both internal and external stakeholders and involved regular travel between sites.

The main challenges in recruiting for this role included finding a candidate with:

• Extensive senior leadership experience in estates and facilities management.

• Strong strategic planning and project management skills.

• The ability to handle significant budgets and optimise resources.

• Exceptional stakeholder management and communication skills.

• A commitment to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of young adults.

The Results

We successfully placed a highly qualified Senior Facilities Manager who possessed the requisite leadership experience, strategic vision, and operational expertise. The selected candidate seamlessly integrated into the INTO team and immediately began contributing to the enhancement of facilities management, thereby supporting INTO’s mission of delivering a superior educational experience.