Departmental Assistant Ref: 4043

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 0.8 FTE or 29.2 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent.
Salary: Starting at £21,814 to £25,217 per annum, pro rata
Placed on: 18 September 2020
Closing date: 29 September 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected start date: ASAP.

Job description 

Brighton and Sussex Medical School is seeking to appoint an experienced administrator to join BSMS supporting the Anatomy team and wider school more generally. Our Anatomy team now delivers teaching to 400 medical students and over 1300 allied health students and trainees a year.

You will be required to assist with the provision of anatomy teaching and research for medical students and clinical faculty. You will be required to sometimes walk into the Dissecting Room, in licensed premises under the Human Tissue Act. You will be responsible for supporting activities including organising external courses who hire the facility for teaching and surgical training as well as supporting teachers who work in the NHS.You will be an enthusiastic individual with good common sense. Good record keeping and attention to detail will be important. You will be able to demonstrate well developed communication skills and be able to work independently as well as part of a team.

In addition to the responsibilities set out above this post will also cover general administration tasks for wider BSMS staff beyond the Deans office as required explained in the job description.

Please contact Dawn Hanna or Professor Claire Smith 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 job description and person specification Ref 4043 [PDF 221.24KB]

Please note that the University of Sussex is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position, and thus any applicant should ensure that they have the legal right to work in the UK for the period of the post. The University of Sussex requires all successful applicants to provide proof of permission to work in the UK before they commence work. Should you therefore require further information, please visit the Home Office website.

How to apply

Download our professional services application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

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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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