Housing Officer (Sussex Student Pad) Ref: 6386

School/department: Housing Services
Hours: Part Time hours 20 hours per week working Tuesday - Friday. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 6386
Salary: starting at £22,294 to £25,627 per annum, pro rata.
Placed on:  25 August 2021
Closing date:  15 September 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 28 September 2021
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 other part-time Student Pad 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 also take a turn to answer enquiries related to University managed accommodation and student housing in the service email, by telephone, in person and over video advice appointment.

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 to expand our housing portfolio on campus and develop our support and services for students living in the city.

Please contact Naomi Barnard (Housing Services Manager, Private Sector and Community Liaison): n.barnard@sussex.ac.uk 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 6386 [PDF 127.67KB]

Visa Sponsorship Queries:  

This role may be eligible for sponsorship. If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page for further information. If you want further advice on sponsorship eligibility please contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk "


How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] 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 in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) 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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