Project Officer (Equality and Diversity) Ref: 3430

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Hours: Part-time hours considered up to a maximum of 21.9 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 3430
Salary: starting at £25,941 to £30,046 per annum, pro rata 
Placed on: 9 March 2020
Closing date: 6 April 2020. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected start date: April / May 2020.

Job description 

  • We are looking for a well-organised and self-motivated individual to support the Medical School in the management and co-ordination of activities in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion including the Athena SWAN Charter in relation to gender equality as well as other diversity strands such as ethnicity and disability.
  • The post-holder will manage the work required to support the Medical School’s applications for awards under AdvanceHE Equality Charters (Athena SWAN) to ensure the school meets its strategic goal to reduce the gap in representation, experience, progression and reward between those with and without protected characteristics for staff and students. You will work closely      with colleagues across both universities, being an active member of each university’s self-assessment team contributing to the university’s Athena SWAN processes and supporting colleagues in other schools.
  • You will provide professional advice and guidance on the Athena Swan Charter to stakeholders across the School and University at all levels and develop high-level project plans and reports at the School level. Your advice, support and guidance will be based on a deep and informed understanding of the issues facing staff in under-represented groups. You will interact with staff from diverse communities with empathy and an awareness of the issues that relate to under-represented groups.
  • The successful candidate will have a proven track record of project management and promoting equality of opportunity within an organisation. You will have good oral and written communication skills, the ability to determine data requirements and obtain and analyse data. Knowledge of Athena SWAN, diversity requirements and staff wellbeing initiatives would be an advantage but is not essential.

 Please contact Peter Dennis on 01273 877864 for informal enquiries.

Download job description and person specification Ref 3430 [PDF 229.01KB]

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

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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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