Research Administrator Ref: 7114

School/department: School of Media, Arts and Humanities – Sussex Humanities Lab
Hours: part-time hours considered up to a maximum of 0.1 FTE
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Contract: fixed term until 30th September 2023
Reference: 7114
Salary: starting at £26,341 to £30,497 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 18 November 2021
Closing date:  10 December 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: ASAP
Expected start date: 10 January 2022

Job description

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

The School of Media, Arts and Humanities are seeking an experienced administrator to help run the AHRC- Irish Research Council funded research project, ‘Full Stack Feminism in Digital Humanities’, based in the Sussex Humanities Lab and the School of Media, Arts and Humanities.

Working closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr Sharon Webb, the postholder will be responsible for the operational administrative and financial support for the project, and the PI. This will involve calendar/travel management, maintaining records of project information and documentation, planning and monitoring project budgets, ensuring all expenditure and procedures around contracts are processed efficiently through the University’s finance system, administrating a project website containing multi-media and interactive elements, liaising with Project Partners (including Maynooth University, the Digital Repository of Ireland and the Irish Museum of Modern Art), and maintaining social media activity related to the project. The post-holder will also have responsibility for supporting internal and external communications, organizing the logistics for meetings, workshops and events, and helping to produce communication materials, written reports and web content.

You will need to be confident working with spreadsheets, web-based administrative and finance systems, and website multi-media content-management systems; be meticulous and well-organised, able to work on your own initiative and within teams, self-managing a varied workload with competing priorities. The ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of colleagues, with a commitment to providing a high standard of service, is essential.

The successful candidate will be dynamic, versatile, and outgoing, and will have the opportunity to interact with a wide range of academics and other colleagues and partners, to support a fast-paced, high impact programme of research and public-engagement activity.

Please contact Dr Sharon Webb at 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 the full job description and person specification (reference number 7114) (PDF XKB)

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role may be eligible for sponsorship. If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page for further information. If you want further advice on sponsorship eligibility please contact 

Please note that this position may be subject to 
ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

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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