Student & Education Portfolio Delivery Lead Ref: 5349

School/department: IT Services
Hours: Full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
: Permanent
Reference:  5349
Salary: £41,526 and rising to £49,553 per annum
Placed on:  23 February 2021
Closing date:  09 March 2021 Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: W/C 15 March 2021
Expected start date: tbc

Job description

Your new company
The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university near Brighton. We have both an international and local outlook, with staff and students from more than 100 countries and frequent engagement in community activities and services.  Like all Universities, we are rising to the challenge to give our students the best education in these difficult times. This is an exciting time for the University as it launches a new approach to project and programme delivery that will help it to meet its strategic ambitions by 2025.

Your new role
An amazing opportunity has arisen for a talented Portfolio Delivery Lead. Within the new Sussex Projects (Professional Services) division, you will be part of a team delivering the University’s portfolio of projects. Working closely with the University’s Academic community, the Portfolio Lead will be accountable for the Student and Education portfolio of programmes and project delivery, focussed on thematic institutional objectives/priorities and provide long-term planning, managing and delivery effectiveness.

What you'll need to succeed
The right candidate will have a great level of experience delivering programmes of work on time and on budget, 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 programme and projects for the university.

What you'll get in return
In return, you'll receive a permanent contract, 24 day basic holiday allocation (pro rata) plus minimum service days. The University pension schemes go above and beyond the legal requirement for an employer and provide a range of benefits to you and your family, including life assurance.  In addition, there are a range of other staff benefits at Sussex, including access to world-class resources, discounted gym and sports memberships, interest-free season ticket loan and staff activities throughout the year.

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 Re 5349 [PDF 206.95KB]

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 opportunties form [DOC 108.50KB] 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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