Receptionist & Office Assistant Ref: 6282

School/department: Student Experience
Hours: Full time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). The role has been designated as predominantly campus-based, with up to 20% possible working from home, outside of peak periods and subject to line-manager agreement
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 6282
Salary: starting at £19,133 to £21,236 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  20 July 2021
Closing date:  06 August 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: TBC

Job description

The Research Student Administration Office is seeking a friendly and welcoming Receptionist/Office Assistant to work full time. The main purpose of the post will be to act as the office receptionist, providing a helpful and efficient service to students and staff who make enquiries at the office by email, telephone or in-person.

The post involves preparing documentation for a variety of purposes, inputting data, and other administrative duties. The successful applicant will have considerable contact with students, academic faculty and professional services staff, and will be required to possess good organisation, communication and IT skills.

You will need to have office-based, administrative experience, ideally within higher education, a strong record of excellent customer service and enjoy working with people from across the globe.

Please contact Miles Willey, ( 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 6282 [PDF 117.76KB]

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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 110.00KB] 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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