Governance Administrator Ref 9290

School/department: Department of General Counsel, Governance and Compliance
Hours: part -time hours considered up to 21.9 hours per week (3 days)
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until 31 January 2023
Reference: 9290
Salary: starting at £20,761 to £22,662 per annum, pro rata
Placed on: 5 August 2022
Closing date: 23 August 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of this date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

The Governance Administrator will provide administrative assistance to the General Counsel and the Governance Office, focusing on supporting time limited strategic governance projects. This will include diary management, making arrangements for training and meetings, and ensuring preparation of agendas and other documents for meetings. They will maintain databases and spreadsheets, file documentation and produce data, reports and documents as necessary.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Provide high quality administrative support for key meetings, including proactive preparation of agendas and minutes and maintenance and tracking of actions logs.
  2. Within clear parameters to take responsibility for specific projects or areas of work.
  3. To collate and analyse institutional data, creating reports for project meetings.
  4. Develop schedules of meetings to support the coordination of the projects.

Please contact Sally Priddle, Deputy University Secretary and Head of Governance Services, for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 9290) (PDF 215KB)

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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.

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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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