Senior Project Manager Ref 8475

School/department:  Sussex Projects, ITS Division
Hours: Part Time, 0.5 FTE, Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: 2 Years Fixed Term Contract
Reference: 8475
Salary: starting at £42,149 to £50,296 per annum, pro-rata
Placed on:  20 April 2022
Closing date:  23 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. The Falmer campus is a beautiful work location, and the south coast is a much sought-after lifestyle choice. We have both an international and local outlook, with staff and students from more than 100 countries and frequent engagement in community activities. This is an exciting time to join the University as it embarks on delivering pioneering projects aimed to improve the experience of both students and staff.

Your new role

An amazing opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Project Manager to join Sussex Projects team. You will be working in a busy environment delivering University’s key projects focused on improving the student experience. Working closely with the University’s wide stakeholder community, the Senior Project Manager will be responsible for managing projects predominantly within the Education & Student Portfolio, ensuring effective and efficient delivery on time and on budget.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will have considerable experience of successfully delivering multiple concurrent projects. The Senior Project Manager will be working closely with business colleagues, 3rd parties and suppliers, while managing a diverse team. You will be a role model; confident, engaging and enthusiastic about your work and genuinely want to help facilitate successful delivery, whilst helping to provide insight into successful 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.

Please contact Margaret Whitehead ( 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 job description and person specification Ref 8475 [PDF 216.66KB]

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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