Assistant Programme Manager
University of Sussex
United Kingdom

Assistant Programme Manager 

School/department: School of Life Sciences
Hours: part time up to a maximum of 0.4 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term until October 2025
Reference: 9550
Salary: starting at £31,411 to £35,333 per annum, pro rata
Closing date: 05 October 2022
Interview date: ASAP
Expected start date: October 2022

Job description

Applications are invited for an assistant programme manager to join the interdisciplinary research centre, Sussex Neuroscience, administrated from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex. Sussex Neuroscience is a world-leading research centre which is currently being developed as a Sussex University Centre of Excellence. The centre brings together researchers from the Schools of Life Sciences, Informatics and Engineering, Psychology and the Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

This is a newly created post where the holder will play a key supportive role in the operation of Sussex Neuroscience, liaising with the Sussex Neuroscience programme manager, its Directors, members and Steering Committee. The holder will be involved in aspects of the day-to-day running of the centre as well as contributing to the development of longer-term plans and strategies.

The position will involve overseeing internal and external communications, and co-ordinating specific projects and programmes as designated by the Directors and programme manager, such as external research partnerships, funding bids or outreach events. They will assist and coordinate fund-raising activities, and identify future opportunities. In sum, they will work collaboratively with the other members of the Sussex Neuroscience management team to support the effective implementation, delivery, and evolution of the programme.

The University of Sussex is committed to equality of opportunity and valuing diversity.

The School of Life Sciences is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in science and engineering at Sussex. This is a part-time role.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with the directors before applying (Louise Serpell,; Miguel Maravall,; and Chris Bird,

Applications should be accompanied by a full CV, a statement of interests and aspirations (not more than 4 pages), and the names of three referees.

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 the full job description and person specification (reference number 9550) (PDF 211KB)

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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