Project Manager Ref: 5710

School/department: Information Technology Services
Hours: Full Time up to a maximum of 37.5 hours per week  Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until 31 May 2024
Reference: 5710
Salary: starting at £33,797 to £40,322 per annum, pro rata if part time.
Placed on: 11 May 2021
Closing date:  18 May 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 24 May 2021
Expected start date: 01 June 2021  

Job description

Your new company
The University of Sussex is a leading higher education and research institution. The first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961, Sussex is a successful, growing University with a top-20 place in the major UK higher education league tables. The University has a beautiful and diverse estate located in Falmer, to the east of Brighton and Hove. It is situated in the South Downs National Park and has amongst its buildings a core heritage estate designed by Sir Basil Spence.

Your new role
The Sussex 2025 Research with Impact and supporting Enabling Research Technology Strategy has a clear objective to ensure systems are in place for delivering robust and speedy compliance with external requirements and internal management information. A Research Management System would facilitate end-to-end management of the research process from requests for initial funding, allowing collaboration during research (including with third parties), providing reporting abilities and a repository for archiving documents and data.

The Project Manager will be part of the newly created Sussex Projects, working in the Research Portfolio, you will manage the delivery of an RMS which will facilitate Research and Enterprise Services processes, bringing together School’s research and enterprise activities in one place and facilitate review and approval processes, providing easier, faster and more reliable access to information by academic and professional services staff.

What you'll need to succeed
The right candidate will have strong experience delivering IT Software, system implementation/integration or change projects on time and on budget, working very closely with multi-departmental 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.

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.

What you need to do now
If you are interested in supporting the University of Sussex meet its vision of being A Better University for a Better World, then this role is for you. 

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.

Download job description and person specification Ref 5710 [PDF 161.03KB]

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.

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