Assessment & Examinations Officer (PGR) 20434

School/department: Assessment and Examinations within the Division for the Student Experience/Academic Services
Hours: part-time 0.5 FTE (18.25 hours)
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Falmer, Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 20434
Salary: starting at £24,144 to £27,396 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 25 April 2023
Closing date:  29 May 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date:  As soon as possible
Expected start date: To be confirmed

Job description

The University’s Division for Student Experience is looking for an organised, efficient and enthusiastic individual to join the Exams and Assessments department, working in a small team to provide support for the assessment and examination arrangements for students registered on a PhD programme.

The post holder will:

  • be responsible for managing the examination casework of Postgraduate Research students for a group of subjects;
  • work closely with Academic staff and external examiners to progress cases in a timely manner;
  • maintain accurate and up-to-date student records;
  • respond to enquiries from stakeholders across the University;
  • contribute to the maintenance of process documents and webpages.

You should be able to work under your own initiative, as well as collaboratively within a team. You will be highly organised, have excellent IT skills including the use of databases and spreadsheets, and have the ability to work under the pressure of tight deadlines.

A little bit about us and what we can offer you:

The University of Sussex is a renowned, research-led international University, located just nine minutes by train from Brighton, and situated within strolling distance of Stanmer Park. Below are just some of our benefits you can enjoy as a member of staff:

-       Discounted gym memberships at the on-campus sports facilities.

-       Generous pension and life assurance scheme.

-       Discounts on public transport, a cycle to work Scheme, and special rates in hotels in Brighton and the Sussex region.

-       Discounts on high-street shops and many retailers through our Rewards partner.

Please contact Alex Walberton (Assessment and Examinations Manager) via 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 20434) (PDF XKB)

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

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

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 [DOCX 65.11KB] 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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