Placements & Work Experience Officer Ref: 4713

School/department: Careers and Employability Centre
Hours: Full-time (36.5 hours per week) – requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until 31 October 2021
Salary: starting at £25,941 to £30,046 per annum (grade 5)
Placed on: 12 November 2020
Closing date:  22 November 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: 01 December 2020
Expected start date: ASAP.

Job description 

This vacancy is only open to those currently employed by the University. 

The Sussex Careers and Employability Team supports students to develop their employability from their arrival at the University to graduation and beyond. Support includes a rich range of opportunities to connect to employers and gain real world experience. One such opportunity is a year-long placement. At Sussex, every undergraduate student has the opportunity to undertake a year-long placement between Year 2 and their final year.

The Placements & Work Experience Officer supports the Placements Manager in the management of the University’s placements function. Responsibilities include supporting students to prepare for placements, delivery and development of the processes and systems that support placements, and liaison with placement officers in academic schools.

We are seeking candidates with experience of placement processes and of using technology effectively to manage data and statistical output. Candidates must have strong organisational and communication skills, a demonstrable commitment to customer service and a ‘can do’ attitude.

Please contact Claire Colburn, Placements Manager, at, for informal enquiries.

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

Download job description and person specification Ref 4713 [PDF 138.39KB]

All grades 1-5.  Please note that the University of Sussex is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position, and thus any applicant should ensure that they have the legal right to work in the UK for the period of the post. The University of Sussex requires all successful applicants to provide proof of permission to work in the UK before they commence work. Should you therefore require further information, please visit the Home Office website.

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

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 Clerical and Related Staff Terms and Conditions [DOC 35.00KB]

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