Deputy Head of Corporate & Alumni Events

School/department: Development and Alumni Relations Office
Hours: full time
Contract: permanent 
Reference:  2443
Salary: starting at £32,548 and rising to £38,833 per annum
Placed on: 5 September 2017
Closing date: 29 September 2017.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: 10 October 2017
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

This is an excellent opportunity for a committed and experienced events professional to join our enthusiastic Graduation and Corporate Events team. The successful candidate will further enhance the University’s external engagement efforts through the management of our corporate events programme.

Reporting to the Head of Graduation and Corporate Events, the Deputy Head of Corporate & Alumni Events leads the planning, project management and delivery of a wide variety of key events.

The successful candidate will be a highly organised and flexible team player who can demonstrate experience in events management at a high level. They will possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills, and have an affable and outgoing personality.

The Graduation and Corporate Events team has responsibility for delivery of the winter and summer graduation ceremonies, a programme of professorial and public lectures as well as alumni, corporate and staff events.

The Graduation and Corporate Events team is based within the Development and Alumni Relations Office. There has never been a better time to join this high-performing office within the University of Sussex. The University is ranked among the top 20 in the country and we are raising funds for transformational projects that will make the future better for everyone.

Download job description and person specification Ref 2443 [PDF 112.65KB]

How to apply

Download our non-academic application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

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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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