Housing Officer (Sussex Student Pad) Ref 4490

School/department: Housing Services   
Hours: Part Time hours 22.5 hours per week working Monday - Wednesday
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 4490
Salary: starting at £21,814 to £25,217 per annum pro rata
Placed on: 12 October 2020
Closing date: 01 November 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th November 2020.
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

Housing Services would like to recruit a Housing Officer (Student Pad) to share responsibility for the day-to-day delivery of the University’s Student Pad property advertisement service. Duties will include promoting, inspecting, expanding and coordinating the operation to provide a quality student experience. 

The Housing Services department is busy, so the post-holder will need to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously, remain calm, be reliable and demonstrate excellent time management skills. You will be supported by a dedicated and friendly team.

The role-holder will work closely with the part-time Homestay Housing Officer to deliver a coordinated package to our customers, including giving advice and working with student services colleagues to look after our students and landlords.

Duties will also involve helping to advise our students living in the private rented sector and operating the University’s database of properties, Sussex Student Pad, following training and support.

You will have an eye for detail, especially when checking that properties meet national certification around gas safety, electricity safety and energy performance etc. and welcome the opportunity to learn new skills and try new ideas in a team that values your contributions and looks forward to helping you develop your career.

The post holder will join the service at an exciting time for student accommodation at Sussex, as we continue expand our housing portfolio on campus and develop our support and services for students living in the city

Download job description and person specification Re 4490 [PDF 119.54KB]

Please note that the University of Sussex is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position, and thus any applicant should ensure that they have the legal right to work in the UK for the period of the post. The University of Sussex requires all successful applicants to provide proof of permission to work in the UK before they commence work. Should you therefore require further information, please visit the Home Office website.

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 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, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

Download our terms and conditions summary for Clerical and Related Staff Terms and Conditions [DOC 35.00KB]


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