Clerical Assistant Ref 5729

School/department: School of Life Sciences
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: fixed term until 31 December 2021
Reference: 5729
Salary: starting at £19,133 to £21,236 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 26 March 2021
Closing date: 14 April 29021 Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

The School of Life Sciences is seeking a friendly, welcoming and professional administrator to provide reception services students, staff and visitors, and to provide and clerical support for the Professional Services functions of the School. Working as part of the Reception team, the post holder will deal with a wide variety of telephone, email, web chat, and in- person enquiries to the School Office, as well as providing support to the wider Professional Services team, particularly supporting the Student Experience function in the School.

We are seeking an individual with a strong customer service background, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, who is comfortable dealing with a wide range of people. The successful candidate will be able to work well as part of a team and be confident and comfortable taking initiative and working proactively to deal with matters as they arise.

Download job description and person specification Ref 5729 [PDF 164.50KB]

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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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