Senior Project Manager Ref 5750

School/department:  IT Project Portfolio
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: Permanent
Reference: 5750
Salary: starting at £41,526 to £49,533 per annum, pro rata if part time.
Placed on: 27 April 2021
Closing date: 7 May 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC 2021
Expected start date: TBC 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
An amazing opportunity has arisen for a Senior Project Manager.  Within the new Sussex Projects (Professional Services) division, you will be part of a busy team delivering the University’s portfolio of projects. We are seeking an individual that has demonstrable experience of leading complex projects. Given the significant diversity of stakeholder relationships required to successfully deliver the project the role will suit an individual with excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills, and who is passionate about delivering world-class projects

What you'll need to succeed
The right candidate will have experience of delivering multiple concurrent projects, ensuring they stay on time and on budget.  The Senior Project Manager will be working closely with 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, 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.

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 5750 [PDF 188.57KB]

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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