Administrative Assistant Ref 9261

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic team player to join the Development & Alumni Relations Office (DARO). This high-performing department provides engagement opportunities for alumni and external friends to become ambassadors and volunteers for the University. It is also responsible for the University’s philanthropic fundraising to support scholarships, the student experience and research.

Working closely with the Senior Administrative Officer, you will support them in the efficient running of the busy office. You will have particular responsibility for the day-to-day maintenance of the alumni database, processing philanthropic donations made to the University, and dealing with general enquiries.

You will be an important member of the DARO team; often being the first point of contact for receiving enquiries to the department by telephone and email, as well as welcoming visitors arriving in person at the University.

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 Kate O’Connell 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 the full job description and person specification (reference number 9261) (PDF 124.4KB)

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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This role may be eligible for sponsorship. For a job to be eligible for sponsorship it needs to be assigned an eligible SOC code & meet minimum salary requirements and be full time. Please contact so they can check if this role can be assigned to an eligible SOC code and meets the minimum salary requirements. You can also consult our Skilled Worker Visa Information page for further information

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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