Project Manager Ref 8445

School/department:  Sussex Projects, ITS Department
Hours: Full Time considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Hybrid working arrangements; 50% on-site and 50% work from home
Contract: 2 Year Fixed Term Contract
Reference: 8445
Salary: starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum, pro-rata if part-time
Placed on:  20 April 2022
Closing date:  20 May 2022   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

Your new company

The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university near Brighton. We have both an international and local outlook, with staff and students from more than 100 countries and frequent engagement in community activities and services. Like all Universities, we are rising to the challenge to give our students the best education in these difficult times. This is an exciting time for the University as it aspires to deliver ambitious projects and programmes to meet its strategic ambitions by 2025.

Your new role

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Project Manager to join the Sussex Projects team. You will be working in a busy environment delivering University’s key projects focused on improving the student experience. Given the nature of the projects, experience of working with databases, infrastructure and application implementation is an advantage. You will be working closely with business colleagues of all levels, 3rd parties and suppliers while managing a diverse team, so excellent interpersonal and influencing skills are essential.

What you’ll need to succeed

We are seeking an individual that has demonstrable experience of leading complex projects, ensuring they stay on time and on budget. The ability to successfully manage stakeholders of all levels is imperative to this role. You will be a confident role model who is engaging and passionate about projects and help to provide insight into successfully facilitating delivery 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: Patrick Rutherford (

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 job description and person specification Ref 8445 [PDF 122.70KB]

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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