Project Support Officer – Libraries Programme Ref: 9484

School/department: Sussex Projects
Hours: Full time considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
This role features hybrid working with an expectation of 50% home and 50% on campus.
Contract: Fixed term for 2 years
Reference: 9484
Salary: starting at £31,411 to £35,333 per annum.
Placed on: 09 September 2022
Closing date: 06 October 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: To be confirmed

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

Job description

Your New Company
The University of Sussex is a remarkable institution. The distinctive ethos on which it was established more than 60 years ago is still very much at the heart of the University. Sussex is a leading research intensive university, highly ranked in the UK and world league tables, and recognised internationally for its research, teaching and outreach. The first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961, the University now has over 18,125 students and more than 2,000 staff members.
The University has a beautiful and diverse estate located in the east of Brighton it is situated in the South Downs National Park and has amongst its buildings a number designed by Sir Basil Spence. Over the past two decades sausage has doubled in size in terms of activity with university trying to accommodate existing constraint Campus

Our Sussex 2025 vision reimagined as the pioneering spirit of the original purpose of our university but does so for new times in a new generation. Discover the vision at

To deliver this, the university has developed £200 million Education & Research Investment Program (ERIP) delivering transformational change across our campus, systems, research and teaching.

Your New Role
Within the new Sussex Projects (Professional Services) division, you will be part of a team providing administrative and operational support to the University’s new programme that aims to deliver strategic change to our library facilities. You will be based within the Project Delivery function of Sussex Projects, but will work closely with library staff.

The Libraries Programme aims to create a consistent approach to delivering our new and refurbished library and study space and services across campus alongside the ability for our students to find the available study space to fit their learning needs wherever that might be on campus.

What you will need to succeed
We are looking for candidates who have previous experience in a complex PMO or Project Administrator role, ideally within a Higher Education environment. Excellent organisation and communication skills coupled with a genuine enthusiasm to help facilitate projects will be required to be successful in the role.

Our Project Support Officers need to able to engage comfortably with colleagues, and show initiative removing blockers to support successful delivery.

Day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the Programme Manager with planning, data collection and reporting
  • Managing, tracking and updating risks and issues
  • Administration of project meetings and Steering Groups
  • Managing internal communications, keep stakeholders notified of progress
  • Updating and managing project content in repositories.

Please contact for informal enquiries.

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 9484) (PDF 200KB)

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role may be eligible for sponsorship. For a job to be eligible for sponsorship it needs to be assigned an eligible SOC code & meet minimum salary requirements and be full time. Please contact so they can check if this role can be assigned to an eligible SOC code and meets the minimum salary requirements. You can also consult our Skilled Worker Visa Information page for further information


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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