ESRC/AHRC IAA Administrator Ref 9771

School/department:  University of Sussex Business School/ Innovation and Business Partnership Team
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).
Contract: fixed term until 31/03/23.
Reference: Ref 9771
Salary: starting at £23,144 to £26,396 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  15 September 2022
Closing date:  06 October 2022  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

The ESRC/AHRC IAA Administrator will have general responsibility for the administrative support for a number of project activities and deliverables, including finance, fund management processes, funder reports, internal communications and diary management.

The IAAs, or Impact Acceleration Accounts, are dedicated funds that enable researchers in both the Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities to bring about positive changes in the wider world beyond academia.

As a team, we support researchers to undertake projects, as well as connecting researchers with external partners in a wide range of organisations to work on real-world challenges. These include Healthy ageing, Anti-modern slavery, Creative digital, and supporting the cultural economy post-Covid.

Building capability and capacity for this type of work across the University and bringing about culture change within the institution are key project deliverables. You will be part of the team undertaking this interesting, varied and exciting work and so be  part of delivering positive benefits to communities drawing on Sussex research.

This job is offered for six months full time in the first instance, and then part-time from April 2023. This may be increased to full-time subject to funding (this will be known in December 2022).

Please contact Dr Lorna Hards, for informal enquiries

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

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 9771 [PDF 100.91KB]

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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.

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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