Administrative Assistant Ref 6673

School/department: Social Sciences Professional Services
Hours:Part time hours (15hrs per week). Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until the end of March 2022
Reference: 6673
Salary: starting at £19,623 to £21,686 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 08 September 2021
Closing date:  27 September 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: 01 October 2021 or soon thereafter.

Job description

The Social Science team is seeking an Office Assistant to support Doctoral and Research activity in the cluster. The main purpose of the post will be to provide clerical support to the 3 school research teams, supporting research students, faculty and Professional Service colleagues. 

The post involves preparing documentation, processing and tracking applications, inputting data, and other administrative duties. The successful applicant will have considerable contact with applicants, students, academic faculty and professional services staff, and will be required to possess good organisation, communication and IT skills.

Please contact Pippa Robinson, for informal enquiries

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 6673 [PDF 47.60KB]

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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 110.00KB] 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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