Postgraduate Admissions Officer part-time Ref 1927

Department: Admissions Office
Hours: Part time (0.6 FTE). Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). The work of Admissions is applicant and student-facing and standard office opening hours are 9am to 5pm.
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 1927
Salary: Starting at £24,915.60 and rising to £29,731.80 per annum
Placed on: 27 August 2019
Closing date: 11 September 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 26 September 2019
Expected start date: As soon as possible after 01 November 2019

Job description

The University has an exciting opportunity for an intelligent, articulate and highly organised individual interested in job-sharing the Postgraduate Admissions Officer role and leading the University’s postgraduate admissions process.

The successful candidate will work alongside the existing Postgraduate Admissions Officer (also 0.6 FTE) to manage the University’s postgraduate admissions process and the team of thirteen staff within the section.

The successful applicant will be highly organised and able to demonstrate leadership skills and the ability to multi-task. You will have excellent existing knowledge of admissions processes, ideally in a postgraduate context.

You will need to be patient, friendly, welcoming and possess excellent communication skills, be computer literate and be able to demonstrate close attention to detail. You will also need a good understanding of UK, other EU and international qualifications, and knowledge of UKVI and Tier 4 student visa processes.

You should have a strong record of excellent ‘customer service’ and enjoy working with people from across the globe. It would be helpful if you had some knowledge of fee status classification and postgraduate funding.

It is normal to appoint at the first point of the salary scale.

Please note that the pattern of work in Postgraduate Admissions means there are some holiday restrictions during the summer prior to the start of the academic year.

Download job description and person specification Ref 1927 [PDF 305.88KB]

How to apply

Download our professional services 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

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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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