CHASE Training and Partnerships Manager Ref 9733

Job description

The University of Sussex seeks to appoint a Training and Partnerships Manager to support the CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership, funded since 2014 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. This is an outstanding opportunity to further your career in a dynamic and varied role, working with outstanding doctoral researchers and a wide range of external organisations.

CHASE is the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts, South East England, and includes the following university institutions: Birkbeck, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Goldsmiths, SOAS, and the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, Kent and Sussex.

 You will work closely with the CHASE Training and Development Group to continually improve our innovative training environment for doctoral level research. This will include:

  • developing and negotiating high quality placements, training and other activities for doctoral researchers across the consortium, and ensuring their effective delivery;
  • interpreting and implementing national policy and strategy; and
  • working with external partners to develop knowledge exchange activities and enhance the career opportunities for doctoral researchers.

You will hold a good honours degree or have an equivalent qualification or relevant experience, including experience of negotiating agreements, and delivering projects to deadline. You will have an enthusiasm for Arts & Humanities research.

You will have outstanding communication skills both in person and in writing, and a high level of influencing and networking ability. You will be willing to travel in South East England, and further afield in the UK and internationally as required. This is a hybrid role with an expectation to spend at least 50% working time on campus.

Please contact Robert Witts, CHASE DTP Manager ( ) 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.

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 9733) (PDF 254KB)

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

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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.

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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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