Corporate and Alumni Events Coordinator (2 posts) Ref: 7072

School/department: Development and Alumni Office, Division of Communications, Marketing and Advancement
Hoursfull-time or part-time considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term for 12 months (2 posts) 
Reference: 7072 & 7073
Salary: starting at £22,254 to £25,627 per annum, pro rata if part-time
Placed on: 24 November 2021
Closing date:  04 January 2022.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: as soon as possible

Job description

The Development and Alumni Relations Office at the University of Sussex is seeking a friendly, motivated person to join the Graduation, Alumni and Corporate events team to work on various activities and events to increase alumni engagement with the University to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the institution which takes place from September 2021 to October 2022.

The successful candidate will be a highly organised and flexible team player and with demonstrable experience in organising events. You will possess excellent written, verbal, IT and interpersonal skills, and have an affable personality.

You will report to the Head of Graduation and Corporate Events/Deputy Head of Events and support the development, management and successful delivery of some key Sussex events, including professional networking events, high profile public lectures and alumni reunions as well as our annual graduation ceremonies. You will also take a leading role in organising some events as well as key aspects of our graduation ceremonies.

A highly organised excellent communicator with a keen eye for detail, you will be personable, creative and able to work to tight deadlines. This is an excellent opportunity for a committed and keen Events organiser to join our enthusiastic team to enhance external engagement with the University of Sussex through the support of its corporate events programme and graduation ceremonies.

This is a fixed term post for 12 months.

Please contact Faye Brown (email) 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 the full job description and person specification (reference number 7072) (PDF XKB)

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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