Clerical Assistant Ref 10211

School/department: School of Media, Arts and Humanities, Central Foundation Years Programme.
Hours: Part time hours considered up to 22.5 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Fixed Term Contract until 01 December 2023
Reference: 10211
Salary: Starting at £21,630 to £22,662 per annum, pro rata
Placed on: 22 November 2022
Closing date: 16 December 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: ASAP
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

The Central Foundation Years team is seeking to appoint a Clerical Assistant to provide administrative support for a range of departmental tasks. The role will work closely with the Senior Coordinator and Student Experience Officer to support a range of foundation year subjects, deliver an excellent service to students, and provide administrative support to members of staff.

The post-holder will:

  • Provide administrative support for a variety of areas, including: finance, events, and answering student queries
  • Contribute to the Central Foundation Years programme delivery, providing excellent customer service to students, staff, visitors and external partners
  • Liaise with colleagues across schools and professional service divisions to support students and be deployed where there is a need for additional resource in the Central Foundation Years team
  • Within clear parameters, take responsibility for specific projects or areas of work

We are seeking to appoint a proactive individual who has good communication skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to handle regular, routine tasks. This role will appeal to you if you enjoy working in a busy and varied environment. The successful candidate will have excellent organisational and IT skills and will be able to demonstrate that they can work well as part of a busy and diverse team.

Duties will include, but are not limited to, dealing with staff/student enquiries, and supporting student experience activities.

A good working knowledge of Microsoft packages as well as initiative, flexibility, and the ability to communicate effectively are essential.

Please contact Hayley Bowerman 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 Ref 10211 [PDF 141.02KB]

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 [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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