Clerical Assistant Ref: 7314

School/department: School of Life Sciences
Hours: Full time hours or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours.
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed Term until 31 July 2022
Reference: 7314
Salary: starting at £19,623 to £21,686 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  25 November 2021
Closing date:  7 January 2022  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

The School of Life Sciences is seeking a well-organised clerical assistant, who is a good team member, to assist with the support of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Duties will include assisting with enquiries from students, data entry, maintenance of filing and archive systems, support for administrators and members of faculty, photocopying, submission of assessments and providing some reception cover. Experience in customer service provision is an essential requirement.

The successful candidate will be highly efficient and well-organised, with excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and be comfortable and confident taking initiative and working proactively to balance a varied and demanding workload.

Please contact Amy Horwood ( for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 7314) (PDF 201KB)

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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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