Marketing Assistant Ref 6779

HoursFull time or part time hours considered up to 36.5 hrs per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
SalaryStarting at £19,623 to £21,686 per annum, pro-rata if part time
Placed on12 January 2022
Closing date:  10 February 2022.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview dateWeek commencing 21 February 2022
Expected start date: As soon as possible.

Job description

The University of Sussex is looking to appoint a Marketing Assistant. You will work as part of Sussexsport, the University’s Sport Service to promote facilities and services and the key role Sport, Fitness and Well-Being can play as part of the overall student experience.  Work will include: development of our social media presence, webpages and on/ offline materials for promotions.  Your role will help to improve the profile, awareness and visibility of Sport and physical activity across campus.

 Reporting to the Deputy Head of Sport, you will have good creative design skills and the ability to produce marketing materials for on and offline promotions and campaigns.  We are looking for a highly motivated individual with an understanding of Higher Education and an interest in Sport, Fitness and Well-Being.

 The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

 2.         Senior leadership and management

 The Vice-Chancellor (Professor Adam Tickell) is the senior academic officer and, as Chief Executive, is responsible to the University Council for management of the University.  He is supported by an executive group, which includes the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the three Pro-Vice-Chancellors, the Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Finance and the Director of Human Resources.  The Heads of the Schools of Studies at Sussex report to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

 The Chief Operating Officer heads the Professional Services of the University.  In addition, under the University Statutes, the Chief Operating Officer is Secretary to the University Council.  The Director of Finance reports to the Vice-Chancellor, the Director of ITS and the Librarian report to the Chief Operating Officer.

 3.         Sussexsport

 Main Purpose:   Why are we here?

“Enhancing the student and staff experience through physical activity”

Vision:  Where do we want to be in the future?

“To be a leading South East University in our Sport, Fitness and Well-Being offer”


Sussexsport is split between two sites on campus; the Sport Centre and the Falmer Sports Complex, which are approximately half a mile apart.

The Sport Centre houses; 2 sports halls which cater for large number of indoor sports, a dance studio/dojo, 4 glass backed squash courts, a fitness room (incorporating spin bikes) and a therapy room which incorporates a sports injury clinic, beauty therapy and a wide range of complementary therapies.

The Falmer Sports Complex (FSC) is the location for our main fitness facilities, including a free weights area and specialist strength and conditioning room. In addition the FSC is home to six outdoor tennis courts, a rugby pitch, two floodlit 3g and one ATP pitch, two football pitches, outdoor netball courts, a cricket square and outdoor nets.  There is also a café bar and catering outlet.


The facilities are predominantly used by staff and students on a pay and play and membership basis, although Sussexsport has a regular number of community users, particularly at evenings and weekends. 

We run a popular children’s camp programme in the Easter and Summer vacations including sports such as basketball, netball, tennis and cricket.

During term time over 40 different university sports clubs and teams use both venues for team training. Traditionally we have had particular success in Ultimate Frisbee, Fencing, Volleyball, Women’s Rugby, Table Tennis and Hockey.   The group exercise and course programme offers a wide variety of aerobics, dance, yoga and pilates classes with over 50 sessions offered each week.  Our Active US project provides for opportunities for social sport.

For further information visit our web pages:

Additional information for applicants

Sussexsport offers a friendly working environment and has a strong commitment to staff development and training. The service has been awarded Investors in People for the last ten years and currently holds the gold accreditation.  Applicants will need to have a strong commitment to working as part of a focused and enthusiastic team. The successful applicant will be provided with a full induction programme which will cover the key aspects of the role.

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.

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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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