Senior Research Project Coordinator Ref 10805

School/department: Education and Social Work
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE / (36.5 hours)
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
The role is offered as a hybrid working contract with up to 50% of hours worked remotely.
Contract: Fixed-term for 2 years
Reference: 10805
Salary: Starting at £28,131 to £32,411 per annum, pro rata if part time current salary scales can be found here
Placed on: 15 March 2023
Closing date:  29 March 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

The School of Education and Social Work (ESW) invites applications for a new role within the Social Sciences professional services research team.

This is an exciting opportunity that will involve working with academic staff across a range of innovative and impactful projects. In particular, this role will support the School’s research centres, as well as other research project support, ensuring processes operate smoothly.

ESW provides a robust and nurturing research community with internationally recognised research centres delivering strong externally facing identities and a ‘research culture without borders’. The centres are the key mechanism through which the School's research agenda is developed and is implemented through links, networks and knowledge hubs with local, national and international research partners and stakeholders.

Your principal accountabilities will include:

  1. Support the successful day-to-day management of the School’s research centres and research projects, working with centre directors and PIs to support the research environment.
  2. Support the successful delivery of processes and effective co-ordination of activities, such as workshops, seminars, conferences, social events, away days, reading groups and steering groups.
  3. Maintain, publish and disseminate information and appropriate communications for research centres and projects.
  4. To act as the main point of contact for the School’s research centres for internal and external contacts in the effective and efficient delivery of services e.g. centre membership.

Please contact Dr Jessica Beck ( ) for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification 10805 [PDF 133.00KB]

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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