Research Communications and Events Assistant Ref: 7177

School/department:  University of Sussex Business School
Hours: Full time (36.5 hours).  Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: permanent 
Reference:  7177
Salary:  starting at £22,254 to £25,627 per annum, pro rata if part time.
Placed on:  15 November 2021
Closing date:  06 December 2021   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: TBC

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team of research-support professionals in the University of Sussex Business School that facilitates the promotion of research to wide and diverse audiences.

The School is recognised as one of the top UK Business Schools for research income with impact across government, business and civil society particularly in regards to energy, trade, innovation, and sustainability.

This post provides support for the School’s research engagement and communications activities, working closely with the Research Engagement & Events Officer, the Research Communications Manager, and other academic and professional services colleagues within the School as required.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a variety of tasks including:

  • assisting with the organisation of events
  • written content creation
  • editing
  • website development and social media
  • general administrative duties.

The position would be suitable for someone with an interest in communications and events coordination as well as current affairs.

The successful candidate will have first-rate written and oral communication skills, excellent attention to detail, and an open mind. You will also be a highly organised, able to work both independently and as part of a team, with good IT skills. InDesign, web and social media management experience would be an advantage.

Please contact Charlotte Humma at for informal enquiries.

For full details and how to apply see our vacancies page

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

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 7177) (PDF 114KB)

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 

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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