Finance Administration and Project Support Assistant Ref: 4807

School/department: Finance
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: 4807
Salary: starting at £21,817 to £25,217 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 08 January 2021
Closing date: 22 January 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date
Expected start date: TBC

Job description

The University of Sussex is a dynamic, innovative university. With a campus based in the South Downs National Park but just a few minutes from the city of Brighton and Hove, it provides an excellent working environment in a remarkable setting, combined with all that the city has to offer.

Creative thinking, intellectual challenge and collaborative working are fundamental to a Sussex education and that is reflected in our workplace too. This is an exciting chance to join a team working at the centre of the University, with a genuine opportunity for career progression.

The post will be part of a small team providing excellent value for money services to the Finance Division and the wider University. These services will include: 

  • Divisional administration
  • Communications
  • Business continuity support
  • Risk management and compliance
  • University Governance support 
  • Project and change support
  • Financial literacy and capability building

The Finance Administration and Project Support Services Assistant will help maintain the efficient administrative operations of the Division.

They will identify and implement improvements to administrative processes to ensure greater efficiency and will model and promote good practice within the Division and the wider University.

They will provide an effective and responsive support service to both the Finance Executive and the wider Division.

Please contact Lynne Allen ( for informal enquiries.

Download job description and person specification Ref 4807 [PDF 162.10KB]

All grades 1-5.  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 - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunties form [DOC 108.50KB] 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.

Download our terms and conditions summary for Clerical and Related Staff Terms and Conditions [DOC 35.00KB]

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