Programme Manager (Libraries Programme) Ref 9826

School/department: Sussex Projects, ITS Division
Hours: full time or part time hours  considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: 2 year fixed term
Reference: 9826
Salary: starting at £43,414 to £51,805 pa per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 19 December 2022
Closing date: 25 January 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: to be confirmed
Expected start date: to be confirmed  

Job description

Your new company
The University of Sussex is a remarkable institution. The distinctive ethos on which it was established more than 60 years ago is still very much at the heart of the University. Sussex is a leading research intensive university, highly ranked in the UK and world league tables, and recognised internationally for its research, teaching and outreach. The first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961, the University now has over 18,125 students and more than 2,000 staff members.

The University has a beautiful and diverse estate located in the east of Brighton it is situated in the South Downs National Park and has amongst its buildings a number designed by Sir Basil Spence. Over the past two decades Sussex has doubled in size in terms of activity with university trying to accommodate existing constraint Campus

Our Sussex 2025 vision reimagined as the pioneering spirit of the original purpose of our university but does so for new times in a new generation. Discover the vision at

To deliver this, the university has developed £200 million Education & Research Investment Program (ERIP) delivering transformational change across our campus, systems, research and teaching.

Your new role
An amazing opportunity has arisen for a Programme Manager at the University of Sussex!  Within Sussex Projects, you will be a critical member of a team delivering the University’s portfolio of projects. Our programme managers are responsible for delivering change through their programmes. The role requires effective co-ordination and leadership. This will include planning and designing the programme and facilitating the development of the blueprint, developing and implementing the programme’s governance framework, proactively monitoring overall progress and inter-dependencies, resolving issues and initiating corrective action as appropriate.

Your programme
Sitting in the Education and Students portfolio the Library Programme aims to create a consistent approach to delivering our new and refurbished Library and study space and services (including the operating model) across campus alongside the ability for our students to find the available study space to fit their learning needs wherever that might be on campus.

What you'll need to succeed
The right candidate will have a great level of experience delivering programmes of work on time and on budget, working closely with business colleagues, 3rd parties and suppliers, while managing a diverse team. You will be confident, engaging and enthusiastic about your work and genuinely want to help facilitate successful delivery, whilst helping to provide insight into programme and projects for the university.

What you'll get in return
The University offers a compelling employer proposition including a positive approach to flexible working, significant investment in staff wellbeing and development, a very generous pension scheme and annual leave allowance, and access to campus facilities.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact:  Julie Hamilton (

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. 

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How to apply

Download and complete the Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and send along with your CV and cover letter in pdf. format to

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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