Ambassador Programme Manager (Widening Participation - Access) Ref: 4831

School/department: Student Recruitment, Admissions & International Development
Hours: Full time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business needs)
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 4831
Salary: starting at £ 33,797 to £40,322 per annum pro rata
Placed on11 November 2020
Closing date:24 November 2020. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: TBC

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 Ambassador Programme Manager significantly supports the work of the Access team by leading on the development of our student ambassador programme, ensuring student voice is represented in Access programmes and providing a support network for student led Access projects.   

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

·         Recruitment, training and development of student employees/student volunteers

·         Development and delivery of widening participation programmes with school and college age students.

·         Effective project and budget management skills

·         Programme evaluation

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 4831 [PDF 139.53KB]

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

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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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