Director of Practice Learning (Global Placements & Employability) Ref 8953

School/department: School of Global Studies
Hours: Part time hours considered up to a maximum of 0.4 FTE (2 days). Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 8953
Salary: Starting at £35,333 to £42,155 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 26 July 2022
Closing date: 11 August 2022.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: To be confirmed

This vacancy is only open to those currently employed by the University

Job description

The University of Sussex School of Global Studies is seeking to recruit a Director of Global Placements and Employability to join the teaching and learning team.  This is a new role to work proactively with colleagues and students in the School to ensure that students have the best opportunity to achieve their educational goals.

The Director will play a pivotal role in promoting student success driving forward ways, to support students to maximize their academic potential. They will provide focused academic advice and guidance to students via 1-1 meetings and workshops.

Applicants will be able to demonstrate experience in managing and developing placement activity, a knowledge of the Global Studies environment as well as demonstrating a commitment to student success and a positive student experience.

Please contact Elizabeth Harrison, Head of School 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 8953 [PDF 244.86KB]

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

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This role has been assigned an eligible SOC code however to meet the minimum salary requirement this is dependent on the salary you are offered and/or whether you are eligible for tradeable points. If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page for further information. If you want further advice on sponsorship eligibility please contact

How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] 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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