Our teams

Estates and Facilities Management is one of the largest departments in the University. Explore our teams and services below.


The Department of Estates and Facilities Management is responsible for providing a world-class learning environment. This involves being responsible for the University's buildings and green spaces, managing our facilities and keeping students, staff and visitors safe.

The estate contains a wide range of properties which understandably present their own challenges. Some, such as the Arts Tower, are of great architectural importance and must be preserved as part of our national heritage, whilst others such as the award-winning Engineering Heartspace, are modern and sophisticated in their design and servicing.

Director of Estates and Facilities Management

Head and shoulders of Linda Goodacre

Linda Goodacre

Email: l.goodacre@sheffield.ac.uk

Linda has worked in property for over 35 years.  She joined the University of Sheffield from Barclays where she was the Head of Retail Strategy and Portfolio Execution. Prior to that Linda was Director of Estates and Facilities at the University of Nottingham looking after the estates capital programme as well as all facilities management, catering and hospitality.  

With vast experience working in national and multinational retailers, she has dealt with all types of property including logistics, manufacturing, residential, research, leisure, hospitality, and all types of retail.  She has been a representative of many organisational bodies including the Confederation of British Industry (CBI); British Retail Consortium (BRC); The Property Managers Association (PMA); and Business in the Community (BITC).

Campus Services

Head and shoulders of Jacqui Tuffnell

Assistant Director of Campus Services - Jacqui Tuffnell
Email: j.d.tuffnell@sheffield.ac.uk

The Campus Services team delivers a diverse range of front-line services for the University which ensure it’s a safe, clean place to work and study. These include Security, Parking, cleaning and receptions, to mail and logistics, waste removal, recycling and transport.

Estates Development

Mark Holden, Head of Estates Development

Head of Estates Development - Mark Holden
Email: mark.holden@sheffield.ac.uk

Our Estates Development team is responsible for building the best possible environment for the University's students, staff and visitors. This team is at the forefront of the University's strategic and capital programme, managing and delivering developments that underpin its world-leading facilities.

Estates development projects

Sustainability and environment

Recycling and waste

Engineering and Maintenance

The team provides maintenance of mechanical, electrical and building fabric, and responds to unexpected situations and maintenance projects. They are also responsible for our landscape management and EFM Helpdesk.

Engineering and maintenance

Looking after our trees

Property and Business Services

The team supports the University's planning and development. From surveying and quantity surveying to buying, selling, managing and monitoring of property/land, space and strategy, information management and asbestos - they are involved throughout. They also lead on campus accessibility, ensuring that our campus is as inclusive as possible. Property and Business Services also include our Performance Venues and Print and Creative Services teams.

Property and Business Services

Performance Venues

Print and Creative Services

EFM Finance

This team provides financial services and support to EFM and is responsible for providing specialist financial reporting, support and advice to budgetary units. The Capital Finance team works alongside our teams when we’re embarking on building or improvement projects.

Finance - Key Contacts

Relationships Management

Relationships Manager - Rachel Parnham
Email: r.e.parnham@sheffield.ac.uk

Rachel makes sure that key internal and external stakeholders know what the department is doing and why. She is responsible for EFM’s digital output, and implementing communications strategies to manage change and respond to incidents.

She works closely with all teams to provide specialist advice on situation management and external relations.

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.