Head of Professional Service, Ref HoP

School/department: TBC on appointment
Hours: Full time, requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: HoP
Salary: Grade 9, starting at £50,132 and rising to £58,089 per annum
Placed on: 4 June 2019 
Closing date:  14 June 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: ASAP

This vacancy is only open to those currently working at the University


Background and Context

As part of the One Professional Service project we will be consolidating the line management responsibility for Professional Services (PS) staff in Schools through the appointment of four new Grade 9 ‘Heads of Professional Service’ roles. These roles will be managed by the Director of Planning and Performance, David Cole, who will have overall responsibility for the delivery of services within Schools.  Heads of Professional Service will also have a reporting line to relevant Heads of School.

The Heads of Professional Service will line manage the most senior PS role in each school, who will also have a reporting line to relevant Heads of School.  BSMS will continue with its current structure and the Medical School Secretary will have a close working relationship with the Heads of Professional Service team.   

The four Heads of Professional Service roles will have responsibilities covering the following informal school groupings:

-       University of Sussex Business School

-       Arts/Humanities/Media (MFM, English, HAHP, SCLS)

-       Social Sciences (LPS, Global Studies, ESW)

-       Sciences (EngInf, MPS, Life Sci, Psychology   

Role Overview

The efficient and effective delivery of all aspects of administrative support to Academic Schools, within the grouping. Act as the conduit/interface between the academic community of the Schools and the University’s PS (both within and out with relevant Schools) to ensure single team working to deliver the University’s Strategic Objectives.

To support the Senior Management Teams of the Schools in developing and executing their approved strategies (incl. the monitoring of KPIs, maintenance of the School’s risk registers, horizon scanning etc.).

Download job description and person specification Ref HoP [PDF 114.57KB]


How to apply

Download our non-academic 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 profservicesrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

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.

Download our terms and conditions summary for Administrative Staff and Other related faculty [DOC 37.00KB]


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