Clerical Assistant - Ref 9485

School/department: School of Media, Arts & Humanities
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours a week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 9485
Salary: starting at £20,761 to £22,662, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 05 September 2022
Closing date: 04 October 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date
Expected interview date: ASAP
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

The School of Media, Arts & Humanities is seeking to appoint a Clerical Assistant to provide administrative support for a range of School functions. The post holder will be based in the Reception Team, supporting the busy Reception service and the resource borrowing service.

The post-holder will:

  • Provide administrative support for a variety of areas, including: finance, events, buildings, facilities and resources
  • Contribute to the Schools service delivery, providing excellent customer service to students, staff, visitors and external partners
  • Work across the various teams in Operations, Education & Students and Research portfolio areas, and be deployed where there is a need for additional resource in the School
  • Within clear parameters, take responsibility for specific projects or areas of work

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and an enthusiasm for providing customer service. They will be comfortable and confident in being the first point of call for enquirers and as such, experience of providing a Reception service is desirable.

Please contact Philippa Murnaghan,, 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 9485 [PDF 122.39KB]

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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