Project Support Officer Ref 6167

School/department: IT Services
Hours: Full time (36.5 hours per week) - 50/50 campus / home working. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term for 2 years
Reference:  6167
Salary: Starting at £30,046 rising to £33,797 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  5 July 2021
Closing date:  23 July 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: tbc
Expected start date: tbc

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
Within the new Sussex Projects (Professional Services) division, you will be part of a team providing administrative and operational support to the University’s portfolio of projects. You will work within the Project Delivery function of Sussex Projects, supporting and facilitating the smooth running of multiple projects and programmes.

What you'll need to succeed
We are looking for candidates who have strong experience as a Project or Programme Support officer. Who have excellent organisational and communication skills. People with drive and enthusiasm for ensuring delivery, and ideally some experience of working in or with the Public Sector. The right candidate will be engaging, enthusiastic about their work and genuinely want to help facilitate projects, helping to remove blockers where they can so the team can deliver to the best of their abilities.

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 6167 [PDF 184.55KB]

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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