Administrative Secretary Ref 2407

School/department: General Counsel, Governance and Compliance
Hours: 18.25 hours per week (0.5FTE). The working pattern can be flexible (subject to business needs) and requests for flexible working options will be considered
ContractFixed term for 12 months
Starting at £21,814 and rising to £25,217, per annum pro rata
Placed on:
01 November 2019
Closing date: 15 November 2019.
Expected interview date: Week of 25 November 2019
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

The University of Sussex is a dynamic, innovative university with a campus based in the South Downs National Park but just a few minutes from the city of Brighton and Hove.

We are looking for an Administrative Secretary to join us in the Division of the General Counsel, Governance and Compliance. This roles sits within the Information Management and Compliance team in the division which is primarily responsible for compliance with Data Protection and Freedom of Information legislation across the University.

The role holder will provide high quality organisational and administrative support across the team and will support the Head of Information Management and Compliance in coordinating the work of the team and recording key information.

Working with a wide range of staff across the University you will be diplomatic, maintain confidentiality and be flexible in your approach to teamwork.  You will have excellent written and oral communication skills and experience of preparing accurate and high quality documents, using a range of IT packages.

This is an opportunity to utilise and develop a range of skills and experience at one of the UK’s highly ranked universities, with a genuine opportunity for career progression.

If you would like to discuss the role in further detail, please contact Alexandra Elliott, Head of Information Management and Compliance at or on 01273 678472.

Your application should demonstrate how you meet the Person Specification, set out in section 4.

Download job description and person specification Ref 2407 [PDF 161.72KB]

How to apply

Download our professional services 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.

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