Strategic Manager for Policy@Sussex Ref 6554

School/department: School of University of Sussex Business School
Hours:part time, considered up to a maximum of 0.4 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until 31.03.2023
Reference: 6554 
Salary: starting at £42,149 to £50,296 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 12 August 2021
Closing date:  24 September 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: 1 December 2021.

Job description

The University of Sussex is looking to recruit a part-time Strategic Manager for Policy@Sussex, the University’s policy engagement initiative that aims to act as a bridge between policy-relevant research and the policymakers, influencers and shapers who act on evidence.

The post holder will provide strategic leadership for Policy@Sussex to become a central policy engagement resource for the University and will develop and deliver the overall strategy for Policy@Sussex.

The role will be responsible for championing research-based policy engagement within and outside the University, strategically reinforcing and expanding Sussex’s position in this space, working together with members of the Policy@Sussex team based in Schools.

Most importantly, they will identify opportunities to make Policy@Sussex a sustainable part of the University that contributes to the delivery of the University’s mission and vision as set out in the Sussex 2025 Framework and supports our commitments on the KE Concordat.

We are looking for a dynamic individual with demonstrable knowledge and understanding of research impact on policy and experience of knowledge exchange brokerage in the context of higher education, as well as solid negotiation, diplomatic and communication skills.

This post is funded by the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account at the University of Sussex.

Please contact Debbie Keeling: for informal enquiries.

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

Download job description and person specification Ref 6554 [PDF 160.71KB

Visa Sponsorship Queries:
If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role, you can find further information on our Visa page or contact to discuss your personal circumstances and whether you meet the criteria

How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] 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 in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as 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.

You might also be interested in: