ARC Assistant Project Manager Ref: 7430

School/department: Joint Clinical Research Office, BSMS
Hours: part time or full time hours considered up to 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term until 31 December 2023   
Reference: 7430
Salary: starting at £30,497to £37,467 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 14 December 2021
Closing date: 25 January 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.  
Expected start date: ASAP.


Job description

An exciting opportunity  to join the Joint Clinical Research Office (JCRO) as Assistant Project Manager is now available. The post will provide a range of project management support to the Applied Research Collaboration Kent, Surrey and Sussex (ARC KSS) to ensure
that the research portfolio and programme is supported and delivered effectively within Sussex. The post will primarily support the ARC KSS Operational Manager and the Head of the JCRO.  The role will support the successful delivery of several new strategic projects ensuring they meet their targets and run to time and within funding parameters. The post holder will also oversee the work of the ARC KSS Co-ordinator also based within the JCRO.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the nation's largest funder of health and care research and provides the people, facilities and technology that enables research to thrive. NIHR Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs) support applied health and care research that responds to, and meets, the needs of local populations and local health and care systems. The NIHR ARC Kent, Surrey and Sussex is one of 15 ARCs across England, part of a £135 million investment by the NIHR to improve the health and care of patients and the public

About ARCs

Each NIHR ARC is made up of local providers of NHS services, local providers of care services, NHS commissioners, local authorities, universities, private companies and charities. These collaborations work together to conduct high quality, generalisable, applied health and care research that addresses the specific health or care issues in their region. NIHR ARCs also act to close the second translational gap and increase the rate at which research findings are implemented into practice. The 15 ARCs work collaboratively to address national research priorities, with individual ARCs providing national leadership in their areas of expertise.

Find out more about ARCs

About the NIHR

NIHR's mission is to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. The NIHR was established in 2006 and is primarily funded by the Department of Health and Social Care.

Working in partnership with the NHS, universities, local government, other research funders, patients and the public, the NIHR delivers and enables world-class research that transforms people’s lives, promotes economic growth and advances science.

Find out more about the NIHR

Please contact Tanya Telling (tt304@sussex.ac.uk ) for informal enquiries.

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

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

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The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

This role may be eligible for sponsorship. For a job to be eligible for sponsorship it needs to be assigned an eligible SOC code & meet minimum salary requirements. Please contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk so they can check if this role can be assigned to an eligible SOC code and meets the minimum salary requirements. You can also consult our Skilled Worker Visa Information page for further information


How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to bsmsrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) 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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