HR Assistant Administrator Ref 21122

School/department: Human Resources 
Hours: Part time – 18.25 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 21122
Salary: starting at £23,144 to £24,248 per rata
Placed on: 11 September 2023
Closing date: 5 October 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 16 October 2023.
Expected start date: October/November 2023

Job description

We have an exciting opportunity to join our HR Executive support team as an HR Assistant Administrator. Working within a fast-paced environment you will be focusing on administrative support for the senior team within HR and you will act as the point of contact for their internal and external customers.

Being customer-focused, you will be dealing with large volumes of queries, you will have a calm, professional manner and the ability to prioritise and organise your own workload, as well as using your own initiative to solve or escalate problems as appropriate, whilst also ensuring deadlines are met.

Responsibilities will include some diary management, scheduling and organising departmental meetings, processing purchase orders and invoices, as well as helping to manage office processes and systems.  In addition, you will carry out a varied range of other administrative tasks for the HR Division.

This role with suit someone who is looking for flexibility around their personal commitments and we have a range of family-friendly policies that could help support this.  We also provide a range of benefits that enable our employees to make the most of their money and take advantage of the opportunities that as a large employer we have access to. This includes pensions, life assurance, confidential employee assistance, discounts on major retail brands, leisure activities, travel to work and £2 lunches.

At the University of Sussex, we offer a unique opportunity to work with a friendly and committed team to provide excellent HR services to employees across the University.

Please find further information about our department here:

Please contact Jo Francis 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 21122 [PDF 122.70KB]

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

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role is not eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route.

How to apply

Download our professional services application form and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as 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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