Research Finance and Contracts Officer Ref 8554

School/department: Research & Enterprise Services / Research Finance & Contracts
Hours: Full Time
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: permanent
Reference: 8554
Salary: starting at £27,131 to £31,411 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 29 July 2022
Closing date: 22 August 2022 Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

Working as part of a professional Research Finance and Contracts Team, you will provide up to date and accurate information, advice and support to colleagues in the Research Finance and Contracts Team, to academics and researchers, and to other professional service staff who are key stakeholders in research projects. You will be an experienced administrator with a have a high level of financial literacy, developing an in-depth knowledge of finance systems used to support financial management of our research projects. You will be the first point of contact for contract enquiries, along with being involved in setting up projects including budgets, raising invoices, creating and posting journals.

To succeed in this role, you should possess excellent time management and communication skills.

Please contact Mark Raven ( ) 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 8554) (PDF 199KB)

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

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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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