Project Administrator Ref: 4152

School/department: Research and Enterprise
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term (3 months from start date)
Reference: 4152
Salary: starting at £25,941 to £30,046 per annum, pro rata if applicable
Closing date: 18 September 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description 

This vacancy is only open to those currently employed by the University. 

Applications are invited for this temporary post in the busy Research Contracts team of the University’s Research and Enterprise Services Division. The Research Contracts team need to carry out an assessment on all live research projects to determine which research projects involve the transfer of personal data to and from the UK. 

An experienced Administrator or Project Coordinator is required to carry out an initial audit on all live research related projects to establish the number of projects which involve personal data, and where necessary agreements which may require amendments, or where appropriate Data Sharing Agreements will need to be put in place to allow for personal data to be shared between the University research staff and any relevant research partners.   

You will be working with academics and researchers to gather the necessary project information and providing progress updates to the Research Contracts Business Partner. 

You should therefore have excellent time management, organisational and communication skills, and the ability to manage and prioritise your work from multiple clients and to function both as part of a team and independently. 

You will have a degree or equivalent or be qualified by experience. 

Enquiries about this post can be made with: Denise Forbes (Research Contracts Business Partner)

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 4152 [PDF 105.65KB]

Please note that the University of Sussex is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position, and thus any applicant should ensure that they have the legal right to work in the UK for the period of the post. The University of Sussex requires all successful applicants to provide proof of permission to work in the UK before they commence work. Should you therefore require further information, please visit the Home Office website.

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

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) 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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