Senior Curriculum and Assessment Officer x2 Ref 10308

School/department: University of Sussex Business School
Hours: full time considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 10308
Salary: starting at £32,411 to £36,333 per annum. It is usual to appoint at the start of the salary scale.
Placed on: 07 March 2023
Closing date: 22 March 2023 - Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 30 March 2023
Expected start date: ASAP.

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Business School at the University of Sussex, for a Senior Curriculum & Assessment Officer. If you have experience of working within higher education or are an experienced administrator, enjoy handling data, are adept at interpreting and applying policy and are looking for a new role in a vibrant and supportive team, then consider applying for this position.

Your knowledge and experience will help to inform decision making at a senior level on matters regarding student progression and the shaping of School policies & strategy. The role holder is expected to develop an in-depth knowledge of University, School & external policies and regulations to provide guidance to the Associate Dean for Education & Students, the Directors of Teaching and Learning, Academics, Senior Management within the school and Professional Services colleagues.

The Business School accounts for the largest student population within the University and comprises of 5 departments with both standard and non-standard courses including UG & PG plus MBA and Online Distance Learning courses, making this a varied and impactful role. A proportion of our courses are subject to Professional Statutory Regulatory Bodies accreditations and the individual in this role supports the School's efforts with regards to both course and School level accreditations.  The role performs a key function in upholding compliance and quality assurance across the breadth of the School's portfolio in accordance with both internal & external regulatory bodies.

The role holder will be confident in their knowledge in order to make urgent and quick decisions which impact on students. The role also presents a fantastic opportunity to develop your management skills, supporting more junior team members.

Key Skills:

  • Highly driven, creative, enthusiastic, and well-organised with proven administrative & organisational skills
  • Approachable, professional, and able to remain calm and make informed decisions under pressure.
  • Ability to work proactively, as well as reactively, to prioritise and manage multiple projects.
  • Confident communicating with senior colleagues and stakeholders
  • Aptitude for detailed work & problem solving, with the ability to identify and implement improvements to existing processes and develop new processes as required
  • Self-motivated with an interest in supporting the development of the Curriculum and Assessment team

Please contact Kelly Wing, 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 10308 [PDF 136.57KB]

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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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