Graduate Associate (Staff & Student Engagement) Ref 9831

School/department: School of Life Science
Hours: Full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Contract: Fixed term for 12 months
Reference: 9831
Salary: starting at £21,630 and rising to £22,662 per annum.  
Placed on: 21 December 2022
Closing date: 31 January 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be advised.
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

The School of Life Sciences is seeking a friendly, motivated graduate to join our Professional Services Team.  You will report to the Operations and Projects Manager/Assistant Operations Manager and support a range of activities to improve the staff and student engagement.  The role will give you the opportunity to work with a wide range of staff and you will also have the opportunity to undertake project work relating to your particular interests in these areas of activity.

The successful candidate will have:

  • strong planning and organising skills,
  • excellent communication skills suitable for a variety of audiences,
  • the ability to use a range of IT packages
  • and have a helpful and sensitive approach to the needs and feelings of others

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in a customer facing role and develop skills in customer service, communications and social media management, facilities management and staff wellbeing and mental health.

This vacancy is part of the Sussex Graduate Programme, which offers work on campus with a professional services team. Develop your employability skills through genuine and meaningful work experience. Applicants should be a graduate from any undergraduate or taught postgraduate course at the University of Sussex, who graduated in 2021 or 2022.

Please contact Amy Horwood ( for informal enquiries.

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 9831 [PDF 185.32KB]

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

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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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