Graduate Events Associate Ref: 6443

School/department: Development and Alumni Office, Division of Communications, Marketing and Advancement
Hours: Full time or part time hours up to a maximum of 36.5 per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term for 18 months
Reference:  6443
Placed on: 05 August 2021
Salary: starting at £19,133
Closing date: 17 September 2021
Expected Interview date: 28 September 2021
Expected start date: as soon as possible

Job description

This vacancy is only open to University of Sussex graduates from 2020/21 both UG and PGT 

The Development and Alumni Relations Office at the University of Sussex is seeking a friendly, motivated graduate to join the Graduation, Alumni and Corporate events team to work on various activities and events to increase alumni engagement with the University and to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the institution which takes place September 2021 to September 2022.

You will report to the Head of Graduation and Corporate Events and support the development, management and successful delivery of some key Sussex events, including professional networking events, high profile public lectures and alumni reunions as well as our annual graduation ceremonies. You will also have the opportunity to take a leading role in organising some events such as the networking events for recent alumni.

A highly organised excellent communicator with a keen eye for detail, you will be personable, creative and able to work to tight deadlines. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to gain experience in communications, alumni relations and events as well as expand their network of contacts.

This vacancy is part of the Sussex Graduate Programme, which offers work on campus with a professional services department. 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 2020 or 2021.

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

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How to apply

Please see the CareerHub for the job description and further details on how to apply. Please ensure you include the reference number of the advert on your application.

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