Graduate Alumni Relations (LPS) Ref 2534

School/department: Development & Alumni Relations Office (DARO), External Relations Division / School of Law, Politics and Sociology (LPS)
Hours: Full time (36.5 hours). Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need) 
Contract: Fixed term for 13 months 
Reference: 2534
Salary: Grade 3 starting at £19,133 per annum
Placed on: 9 December 2019
Closing date: 8 January 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

Open to graduates or postgraduates from any University of Sussex course from the winter or summer 2019 cohorts and students graduating in January 2020. The Sussex Graduate Programme provides our recent graduates with the opportunity to gain vital work experience and the opportunity to develop key employability skills.

This role sits within the Development & Alumni Relations Office (DARO) within the External Relations Division and provides engagement opportunities for alumni and external friends to become ambassadors and volunteers for the University, as well as supporting scholarships, student hardship and research.

The role is the main link between the School of Law, Politics and Sociology (LPS) and our alumni. To help facilitate good links with colleagues across the School, the role holder will work at least one day a week in LPS.

The role holder will support DARO and the School of LPS to increase student and alumni engagement by:

  • using social media and digital communications to engage with alumni and students and raise awareness of alumni programmes and events
  • developing case studies of alumni and student experiences, such as mentoring and studying at Sussex
  • contributing to DARO and LPS communications with alumni
  • supporting the collection of feedback from alumni and students engaged with DARO and LPS mentoring and volunteering programmes, and events
  • helping to facilitate events involving alumni
  • working with DARO and LPS colleagues and students to identify appropriate alumni for future engagement.

Initiative, creativity and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, are essential. Experience of working with volunteers, customer engagement or marketing is required; this may have been gained in short term work experience or a part time role.

A positive approach to team working and the ability to engage with enthusiasm in this exciting role to enhance alumni engagement and enrich the student experience is required.

Download job description and person specification Ref 2534 [PDF 134.88KB]

How to apply

Download our professional services application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] 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 (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) 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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