Information Manager REF 1349

School/department: Planning and Performance 
Hours: Full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 1349
Salary: starting at £33,199 and rising to £39,609 per annum
Placed on: 7 June 2019
Closing date:  26 June 2019.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: Week commencing 8 July 2019
Expected start date: As soon as possible.

Job description

The University of Sussex is a dynamic, innovative university with a campus based in the South Downs National Park but just a few minutes from the city of Brighton and Hove, and we are looking for an experienced data protection practitioner to join us as an Information Manager.

Creative thinking, intellectual challenge and collaborative working are fundamental to a Sussex education and that is reflected in our workplace too. So this is an exciting chance to join the Information Management and Compliance team, working with and influencing senior staff across the University, and with a genuine opportunity for development.

In conjunction with the Head of Information Management and Compliance, the Information Manager will provide effective oversight of data protection and privacy compliance at the University. The role will be busy and varied, and will require proactive and collaborative working with a range of stakeholders.

Experience in the Higher Education sector is not a requirement – instead we are looking for candidates with detailed knowledge and experience in data protection and privacy, with excellent organisational skills, who are able to engage positively with a range of stakeholders and produce high quality written work.

This is an excellent opportunity to bring a range of skills and experience to bear at a time of exciting change in the legislative environment, at one of the UK’s highly ranked universities.

If you would like to discuss the role in further detail, please contact Alexandra Elliott, Head of Information Management and Compliance at or on 01273 678472.

Your application should demonstrate how you meet the Person Specification, set out in section 4.

Download job description and person specification Ref 1349 [PDF 101.00KB]

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

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 Administrative Staff and Other related faculty [DOC 37.00KB]