Clerical Assistant (Reception) Ref 6770

School/department: School of Psychology
Hours:Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week.Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: permanent
Reference: 6770
Salary: starting at £19,623 to £ 21,686 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 13 October 2021
Closing date:  28 October 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: 8 November 2021
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

The School of Psychology is looking to appoint a clerical assistant, with previous experience in a customer service environment. Your primary job purpose will be to provide an in-person and online reception service and your duties will include:

• Handling enquiries from staff, students, and visitors, referring enquiries to other members of the school and/or signposting to other services within the University as appropriate
• Providing support with facilities management, including the ordering of supplies
• Maintenance of filing and archive systems, photocopying, and distribution of post
• Providing administrative support to other members of the school professional services team

You will be well organised, have excellent communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to delivering outstanding customer service. A friendly outgoing personality and a positive approach to team working are essential.

Please contact Fran Barnard 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 Re 6770 [PDF 198.47KB]

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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 [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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