Governance Graduate Associate Ref: 9033

School/department: Division of General Counsel, Governance and Compliance

Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week.  Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term for 13 months
Reference: 9033
Salary: starting at £20,761 up to £22,662 per annum, pro rata if part-time.
Placed on:08 September 2022
Closing date: 22 September 2022
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: As soon as possible.

Job description

This vacancy is open to University of Sussex graduates 2020/2021 or 2021/2022 (UG and PGT) in any discipline


The Governance Office is looking to recruit a University of Sussex graduate to join us in the Division of General Counsel, Governance and Compliance (GCGC). The Governance Office supports the University’s Executive Group (UEG) and its governing body, Council, to drive the strategic development of the institution. These roles give the opportunity to work with a wide range of staff across the University.

The role holder will:

  • ·       Provide high quality organisational and administrative support to the General Counsel and her team;
  • ·     Provide day to day secretarial and administrative support for the team including diary management, file creation, correspondence, maintenance of filing systems and data bases and delegated procurement;
  • ·       Support the Head of Governance Services in the smooth running of the UEG and Council and its sub-committees;
  • ·       Provide high quality support with ongoing Compliance work.

The successful candidate will have a flexible and positive approach with strong planning and organising skills. They will have excellent written and oral communication skills and an ability to use a range of IT packages. The nature of the Governance Office’s work means that attention to detail, maintaining confidentiality and establishing highly effective working relationships are key.

Applicants should be a graduate from any undergraduate or taught postgraduate course at the University of Sussex.


This vacancy is part of the Sussex Graduate Associate Programme, which offers work on campus with a professional services department. Develop your employability skills through genuine and meaningful work experience.


Please contact Chloe Ratcliffe Schofield ( with informal enquiries about the post. 

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

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

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