Academic Partnership Manager (Widening Participation) Ref: 4875

School/department: Student Recruitment, Admissions & International Development
Hours: Part time, hours considered up to a maximum of 0.5 FTE This role is a job share with an existing member of the WP team, so there is the requirement to work specific working days, to be agreed.
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 4875
Salary: starting at £33,797 to £40,322 per annum pro rata.  
Placed on: 11 November 2020
Closing date:24 November 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start dateTBC

Job description

This vacancy is only open to those currently employed by the University.

We are proud of our commitment to fair access and widening participation at the University of Sussex  and strongly believe in empowering people to make the most of their potential, regardless of their background or life circumstances. Sussex 2025, our University’s strategic framework, pledges to transform our campus into one that is experienced as inclusive to all communities, where equal opportunity delivers fair access and fair outcomes and we value and celebrate diversity. The Academic Partnership Manager significantly supports the work of the team by engaging and encouraging participation of our academic community in programmes and projects delivered to underrepresented groups. The role leads on the continuous development of academic WP programmes including the University of Sussex Access Programme, residential WP summer schools, academic masterclasses and other attainment raising programmes and projects.

To be successful in this role you will need significant experience of:

·         developing and delivering WP activities in an HE setting

·         developing excellent working relationships in educational and/or third sector organisations

·         effective team leadership 

·         effective project and budget management skills

Your personal attributes are equally important to us and therefore we are keen to hear from you if you are someone who has an understanding and empathy for the people we work with, is an inclusive and collaborative manager, solves problems with creativity, is happy to innovate and drive improvement, has the flexibility to work and travel across our regions and is committed to helping the team achieve its goals.

The post is subject to a Satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

If you are interested in joining us we should be very happy to hear from you. For an informal conversation about the role please email

Download job description and person specification Ref 4875 [PDF 134.57KB]

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Download our professional services application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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