Project Lead (Widening Participation) Ref 10091

Post Title: Project Lead (Widening Participation)
School/department: Division of Communications, Marketing and Advancement
Hours: Part-time up to 0.6FTE / 21.9 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom.
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 10091
Salary range: starting at £31,411 and rising to £35,333 per annum pro rata
Placed On: 07 November 2022
Closing Date: 05 December 2022
Expected Interview date: to be confirmed

Job description

We are proud of our commitment to fair access and widening participation at the University of Sussex. We recognise that not everyone has the same opportunities or same start in life and we aim to address some of these inequalities through our projects and outreach work. We strongly believe in empowering people to make the most of their potential regardless of their background or life circumstances and seek to deliver a program of activities and support that enables the people we work with, make the best most informed choices in their educational journey and future life.

As a Project Lead you will be responsible for overseeing the design delivery and organisation of a full programme of varied activities both on and off campus. You will work closely with a wide range of people including community groups, students from schools and colleges, external partners, academic colleagues and our team of student ambassadors.  We are looking for someone who has:

  • experience of successful project work within an educational setting
  • experience of supporting young people and those underrepresented in higher education
  • the ability to work effectively with a team of student ambassadors or volunteers.

To be successful in the role your personal attributes are equally as important as your experience. We are looking for a team member that works with kindness, understanding and empathy. You will be an inclusive, collaborative practitioner with excellent presentation and facilitation skills, someone with initiative, energy, enthusiasm and the ability to thrive in a full programme of varying activities. You will need to have the flexibility to work from home when necessary, travel across our regions, work evenings, occasionally stay away from home overnight, work weekends and sometimes have early morning starts.  
An enhanced DBS check is necessary for this position.

For informal queries please contact Deputy Head of Widening Participation, Daniel Hawkins at

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 10091) (PDF 145.6KB)

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.

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.

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