Research Communications and Events Coordinator Ref 10874

School/department: University of Sussex Business School
Hours: Full time considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours.
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: permanent  
Reference: 10874
Salary: starting at £24,144 to £27,396 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 10 March 2023
Closing date: 3 April 2023.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: To be discussed 
Expected start date: As soon as possible

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 Assistant Research Engagement & Events Manager, 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 highly organised, and able to workboth independently and as part of a team. Good IT skills are required and experience in InDesign, and website and social media management would be an advantage.

Please contact Richard Taylor 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 job description and person specification Ref 10874 [PDF 181.07KB]

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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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