Sussex Sustainability Research Programme Manager Ref 8674

School/department: University of Sussex Business School, Professional Services
Hours: Full time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term until 31 July 2025
Reference:  8674
Salary:  Starting at £35,333 to £42,155 per annum, pro rata if part time.
Placed on: 05 September 2022
Closing date: 03 October 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the University of Sussex for a high-performing professional to become Programme Manager of SSRP – the University’s interdisciplinary strategic research programme in the high-profile area of sustainability research. The post is full time, fixed term until July 2025 but with a possibility of extension or permanency.

This exciting and challenging role sits within the University of Sussex Business School and is line-managed by the School’s Research Manager while reporting substantively to the Programme’s Director, Professor Joseph Alcamo. The postholder will be responsible for overall management of the Programme, including day-to-day operations, reporting, communications, supporting stakeholder engagement, and overseeing the Programme’s funded research projects. The SSRP Manager will work collaboratively with the Director and Programme Management Group (PMG) to develop and realise the strategic vision of the Programme, and in so doing support the University’s ambition to create a world-leading centre of research excellence providing science to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Please contact the Research Manager, Dr Richard Taylor ( for informal enquiries.

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

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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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