International Advisor Ref: 9482

School/department: Student Experience, Student Advice and Guidance 
Hours: Full time or part-time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE 37.5 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term for 12 months (maternity cover) 
Reference: 9482
Salary: starting at £35,333 to £42,155 per annum, pro rata if part-time
Placed on: 20 September 2022
Closing date:  13 October 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date:  to be confirmed
Expected start date: to be confirmed


Job description

  • The University is seeking to appoint an experienced and motivated International Adviser. As one of a small team of specialist advisers, you will play a key role in developing and delivering the specialist welfare and immigration advice service offered by the team to current and prospective international students.
  • Managing a varied caseload, you will undertake casework with individual students to support their transition into higher education and subsequent progression through various study levels from prospective student through to graduation.
  • Operating at OISC level 2, you will be responsible for accurately interpreting and keeping up-to-date with all relevant legislation relating to UK immigration law and other regulations affecting international students, ensuring that all advice is compliant with the UK Immigration Rules, Student Sponsor requirements and University policies.
  • Substantial experience of providing professional and specialist one to one immigration advice and undertaking casework is essential, as is significant experience of working with international students. 
  • Other essential requirements include a thorough working knowledge of UK immigration law as it relates to prospective students, students, graduates and their dependants and a thorough working knowledge of the range of issues and regulations affecting international students studying in Higher Education in the UK.
  • Taking a collaborative approach you will work closely with colleagues across the institution as well as outside agencies and play a key role in the delivery of a pro-active, professional service which contributes to the enhancement of the international student experience in line with the University’s strategic objectives.

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 9482 [PDF 124.99KB]

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

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role may be eligible for sponsorship. For a job to be eligible for sponsorship it needs to be assigned an eligible SOC code & meet minimum salary requirements and be full time. Please contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk so they can check if this role can be assigned to an eligible SOC code and meets the minimum salary requirements. You can also consult our Skilled Worker Visa Information page for further information.


How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] 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 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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