Research Administrator Ref 9716

School/department: University of Sussex Business School
Hours: Part time hours considered up to a maximum of 18.25 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Contract: Fixed term until 31/01/2026
Reference: 9716
Salary: Starting at £23,144 to £26,396 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 06 September 2022
Closing date: 28 September 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

The University of Sussex Business School are seeking to appoint a part time Research Administrator for a 5-year project funded by the UKRI ‘Transforming Food Systems’ Strategic Priorities fund. The project builds on a strong collaboration between the Universities of Reading, Sussex, Plymouth, Cranfield and Kent, plus numerous partners from community and civil society organisations, the food sector and the policy world.

Working closely with the Women’s Environmental Network (Tower Hamlets, London) and the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership (East Sussex), the project led by Sussex is titled “Co-production of healthy, sustainable food systems for disadvantaged communities”. Based on the principles of research co-production, the project is envisioned to provide citizens of socio-culturally diverse communities with choice and agency over the food they consume, the chains through which they access their food, and the policy frameworks that are needed to support the vision of a more inclusive and socio-environmentally just agrifood system for all.

Please contact Richard Taylor for informal enquiries.

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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.

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