Administrative Assistant Ref 6085

School/department: Development & Alumni Relations Office (DARO); Communications, Marketing and Advancement Division
Hours: Full time / 36.5 hours per week
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 6085
Salary: starting at £19,133 to £21,236 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 9 June 2021
Closing date: 29 June 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 6 July 2021
Expected start date: tbc

Job description

We are seeking an enthusiastic team player to join the team in the Development & Alumni Relations Office (DARO). This office provides engagement opportunities for alumni and external friends to become ambassadors and volunteers for the University. It is also responsible for fundraising to support scholarships, the student experience and research.

As Administrative Assistant, you will be an important member of the DARO team: often the first point of contact for receiving enquiries to the department by telephone and email, as well as visitors arriving in person at the University.

You will have particular responsibility for the day-to-day maintenance of the alumni database, processing philanthropic gifts made to the University, dealing with general enquiries, and assisting the Senior Administrative Officer in the efficient running of the office.

You will be highly motivated, able to work as part of a team as well as on an individual basis, and possess excellent IT, organisation and communication skills.

Please contact  for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Download job description and person specification Ref 6085 [PDF 168.16KB]

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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