Director’s Executive Assistant Ref 21261

School/department: Student Experience Division
Hours: Full time up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 21261
Salary: starting at £28,759 - £32,982 per annum, pro rata if part time.
Placed on: 18 September 2023
Closing date: 09 October 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 20th October 2023.
Expected start date: Immediate start

Job description

The Student Experience Division is seeking an Executive Assistant to support the Director for the Student Experience.

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated administrator with strong interpersonal skills to play an important role in supporting the strategic work within the Student Experience Division. This is a high profile role working with senior colleagues from across the University, in regular contact with members the University Executive Group and Directors of Professional Services.

The work is fast-paced and integral to delivering the University’s strategic objectives and operational plans for the Student Experience. You will be expected to provide high quality organisational and administrative support and will enjoy developing, implementing and managing procedures and systems to ensure that committee/meeting arrangements and materials are consistently delivered to a high standard. You will be able to maintain databases and web documents to a high level of accuracy.

Approachable and confident, with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals, you will be expected to work well using your own initiative with a varied workload within a busy, fast paced and often environment.

You will have substantial relevant experience, excellent IT skills, and a clear understanding of the role of senior staff within university settings. You will have excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills, and with the ability to maintain confidentiality, you will adopt a professional, diplomatic approach to all aspects of this exciting and challenging role.

Please contact Wendy Tozer at and she can arrange an informal conversation with the Sarah Lord Soares Head of Student Experiential Services.

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 21261 [PDF 104.76KB]

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

How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOCX 65.11KB] 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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