Project Coordinator Ref: 2415

School/department: School of Education and Social Work, Department of Social Work and Social Care
Part time hours considered up to a maximum of 11 hours per week.  Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Fixed term until 03 November 2023
Starting at £30,046 and rising to £33,797 per annum, pro rata
Placed on:
24 September 2019
Closing date:  21 October 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date:
As soon as possible

Job description


The Department of Social Work and Social Care, within the School of Education and Social Work, has been awarded a major grant by the Economic and Social Research Council, entitled ‘Improving social care systems and practices for young people at complex safeguarding risk: what promotes and sustains innovation?’.  The four year project will examine innovation in services and interventions to address complex safeguarding risks faced by adolescents, such as child sexual and criminal exploitation, gang involvement, and unmet mental health needs.  The project as a whole is led by Professor Michelle Lefevre (Principal Investigator) with a team at the University of Sussex, who will work in close collaboration with the Universities of Bedfordshire and Oxford, Research in Practice (, Innovation Unit ( and ‘Become Charity ( There will also be substantial engagement with six local authority areas across the UK where fieldwork will be conducted, as well as contact with other organisations, systems and individuals involved in our learning and development network and advisory forum.

To support this work, we seek to appoint a part-time project coordinator to work across this multi-strand collaborative project, supporting the research team in a variety of administrative functions. Their role will encompass the following: to support oversight across the project strands; working with team members to make travel and accommodation arrangements; supporting the administration of fieldwork interviews; organising data; liaising with outside organisations; organising and minuting meetings; organising events; ensuring project deliverables are to identified timescales; and maintaining records.

The successful candidate will be an experienced administrator who has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate concisely. It is essential that he/she will also have experience of research project administration and be able to work independently as well as collaboratively.

There is some flexibility in the working pattern, which will be discussed with the successful candidate.

Download job description and person specification Ref 2415 [PDF 98.28KB]

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.

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