Enterprise Officer Ref 9312

School/department: Careers and Entrepreneurship (part of the Student Experience Division)
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 9312
Salary: starting at £31,411 and rising to £35,333 per annum
Placed on: 05 August 2022
Closing date: 23 August 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 31 August 2022
Expected start date: ASAP


Job description

The University of Sussex is seeking an organised, team-driven Enterprise Officer to support the goals of the University’s World Readiness and Employability Strategy and the mission of the Careers and Entrepreneurship Team: to ensure all Sussex students are ‘world ready’ on graduation.

With an interest in student entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills development, the Enterprise Officer will contribute to an effective entrepreneurship offer, promoting the creation of student and graduate startup businesses, and the development of student entrepreneurial skills.

Demonstrable enthusiasm for supporting students from diverse backgrounds is essential.

Key responsibilities

  • Support the Entrepreneurship Manager in developing, delivering and promoting a programme of activities to facilitate student and graduate entrepreneurship
  • Work with students to co-create an inclusive student entrepreneurship offer, helping to continuously improve programme content and student engagement, particularly from underrepresented groups
  • Deliver one-to-one and group support to students interested in developing entrepreneurial skills, and testing out ideas for new ventures
  • Maintain relationships with key stakeholders to facilitate the student entrepreneurship offer

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 9312) (PDF 120KB)

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

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 profservicesrecruitment@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.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


You might also be interested in: