International Officer (Africa and the Middle East) Ref: 7155

School/department: International Office/ Division of Communications, Marketing and Advancement
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to 1 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 7155
Salary: Starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 19 November 2021
Closing date: 14 December 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: as soon as possible.

Job description

We are seeking to appoint an enterprising International Officer to join our highly successful International Office and support the University’s international recruitment ambitions through the period of the next University strategic plan.

You will support the Africa and the Middle East strategy implementation and work with Divisional colleagues to develop a comprehensive cross channel marketing strategy promoting Sussex as a destination of choice.

The post holder will need to be professional, flexible and self-motivated as they engage in a range of international recruitment and marketing activities, and be willing to travel overseas when physical travel resumes.

We’re looking for a skilled international recruitment practitioner to drive results in an international recruitment environment. You will have a clear understanding of the issues relating to international student recruitment and business development and the ability to use this knowledge to ensure the effective implementation of strategy.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to develop strong working relationships with external organisations such as representatives, institutions, sponsors and government agencies that support the University’s international strategy.

If physical travel resumes during the post’s term, the role will involve significant periods of travel, therefore the successful candidate must be comfortable with travelling independently in assigned markets.

Please contact Tosin Adebisi 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 the full job description and person specification (reference number 7155) (PDF XKB)

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

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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

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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