Assistant to the Director and Divisional Administrator Ref 20391

School/department: Research & Enterprise Services
Hours: Part-time (20 hours per week). Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). This is a part time role as part of a job share and the expectation is this role is in person in the office in Falmer House. Days and hours in the office are negotiable.
Location: Falmer House, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 20391
Salary: Starting at £ £24,144 to £27,396 per annum, pro rata if part time.
Placed on: 03 May 2023
Closing date: 24 May 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: Second week of June.
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

This is an exciting time to join the Research and Enterprise Division in a pivotal role working with colleagues across the growing team.  In this part-time role, based with the Division in Falmer House, the post-holder will work closely with a colleague in a job-share arrangement. Together you will:

  • Act as the Assistant to the Director of the Division, supporting a range of administrative tasks including diary management, office management, record keeping, paper preparation and circulation, and arranging formal and informal meetings.
  • Act as the Divisional Administrator ensuring the smooth running of the wider Division. 
  • Within clear parameters, take responsibility for specific projects or areas of work.

As this post-holder will work in partnership with a colleague to undertake this role and act as the first point of contact for requests sent to the Director and the wider Division, they will be expected to draw on previous experience and have the ability to work well in a team, be able to use their own initiative, and will need effective interpersonal and communication skills.

Please contact Vanessa Cuthill, Director of Research and Enterprise (  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 20391 [PDF 104.25KB]

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

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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 [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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