School Administrator

School/department: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Hours: full time
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 2595
Salary: starting at £32,548 and rising to £38,833 per annum
Placed on: 9 October 2017
Closing date:  6 November 2017.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: 28 November 2017
Expected start date: 1 January 2018

Job description

We seek to appoint a School Administrator for the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Sussex. The role is managerial, developmental and advisory.  The key objective for the post-holder is to support the Head of School by ensuring provision of a professional and efficient administrative service for the School. 

As well as line-managing a team of approximately a dozen clerical staff, the post-holder will provide information and advice to the Head of School and to the School’s Executive Group.  They will be required to demonstrate sound leadership, competence in management, initiative and flair in dealing with complex operational issues, and an ability to present information in a timely and concise way both orally and in writing. 

They will be expected actively to assist in identifying solutions to potential issues relating to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, student and staff welfare, research support and any associated matters.  The School is also supported by a Technical Services Manager. 

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a thriving and vibrant community that is committed to producing world-leading research while simultaneously delivering the highest quality of education to the next generation of mathematicians and physical scientists. The successful candidate will require excellent organisational and communication skills, and must demonstrate that they can work well on their own initiative.

Download job description and person specification Ref 2595 [PDF 248.19KB]

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

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) 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.

Download our terms and conditions summary for Administrative Staff and Other related faculty [DOC 37.00KB]

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