Communications and Events Officer Ref 9466

School/department: School of Life Sciences
Hours: full time hours (36.5). Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). This is a hybrid role where up to 50% can be worked from home. Note that you may be required to work occasional weekends (for example, Open Days and Applicant Visit Days)
Contract: up to one year maternity cover, expected end October 2023
Reference: 9466
Salary: starting at £27,131 to £31,411 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  14 September 2022
Closing date:  06 October 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: October 2022 or as soon as possible


Job description

The School of Life Sciences is seeking an experienced administrator, to play an essential role in helping the School to become more proactive and strategic in its approach to communications. This role will be working closely with academic colleagues in the School and professionals in other parts of the university (particularly the Web Team and Communications team).

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. We are particularly looking for someone who is proficient in creating and editing web pages using content management systems and HTML.

Please contact Amy Horwood (A.Horwood@sussex.ac.uk) 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 9466 [PDF 216.46KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:This role may be eligible for sponsorship. For a job to be eligible for sponsorship it needs to be assigned an eligible SOC code & meet minimum salary requirements and be full time. Please contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk so they can check if this role can be assigned to an eligible SOC code and meets the minimum salary requirements. You can also consult our Skilled Worker Visa Information page for further information


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 lifescirecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

Please ensure you evidence against all the criteria in the Person Specification on the ‘Additional information in support of your application’ page of your application form.

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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