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Project Support Officer

University of Sussex
Brighton, East Sussex
starting at £31,411 to £35,333 per annum
Closing date
20 Feb 2023

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Job Details

Project Support Officer x 3

Hours: Full time hours considered up to 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)

Location: Brighton, United Kingdom

Contract: Fixed term contracts up to 2 years

Salary: starting at £31,411 to £35,333 per annum


Job description

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 aspires to deliver ambitious projects and programmes to meet its strategic ambitions by 2025.

Your new role

Within the new Sussex Projects (Professional Services) division, you will be part of a team providing administrative and operational support to the University’s portfolio of projects. You will work within the Project Delivery function of Sussex Projects, supporting and facilitating the smooth running of multiple projects and programmes.

What you’ll need to succeed

We are looking for candidates who have experience in a Project Administrator role and it would be beneficial if you have experience working within Higher Education or similar environment. You will have excellent organisation and communication skills with a genuine enthusiasm to help facilitate projects. You will be able to engage comfortably with colleagues and show initiative removing blockers to support successful delivery.

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.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact:


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: 10550[PDF 128.75KB]

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

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role may be eligible for sponsorship. For a job to be eligible for sponsorship it needs to be assigned an eligible SOC code & meet minimum salary requirements and be full time. Please contact so they can check if this role can be assigned to an eligible SOC code and meets the minimum salary requirements. You can also consult our Skilled Worker Visa Information page for further information.


How to apply

Download and complete the Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB and send along with your CV and cover letter in pdf. format to

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.


Closing date: 20 February 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of this date.

Expected Interview date: to be confirmed.

Expected start date: As soon as possible.


Join the University of Sussex – a highly-ranked, research-led UK university – and help us change things. You can search for academic and professional services job vacancies, find out how to apply and get information on our selection process.

There are a range of 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.

Campus life and facilities

Just nine minutes by train from Brighton & Hove, Sussex has one of the most beautiful campus locations in Britain.

Situated in rolling parkland on the edge of Brighton, the campus combines award-winning architecture with green open spaces.

There are also a range of shops and cafés on campus, including:

  • a Co-op supermarket and post office (Bramber House)
  • Students’ Union shop
  • student bars
  • nine cafés and restaurants
  • a Barclays bank at Sussex House.



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University of Sussex
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