Senior Research Communications & Events Officer Ref 10118

School/department: University of Sussex Business School, Professional Services
Hours: Part time hours up to a maximum of 21.9 per week.. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Fixed term for two years (Jan 2023 to Dec 2024)
Salary: Starting at £31,411 and rising to £35,333 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 24 October 2022
Closing date: 21 November 2022, Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: January 2023

Job description

The Digital Futures at Work Research Centre (Digit) is an ambitious and dynamic £8m Research Centre funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to study the digital transformation of work.  From the increasing number of people working from home to food delivery to care work, our research aims to generate new insight into the benefits, opportunities, risks and challenges of these changes. Through our research, events, publications and engagement with policymakers, commercial and third sector organisations, we aim to inform current debates about the future of work and develop a compelling, empirical basis for effective policy-making.

Digit is now recruiting for a Senior Communications Officer, to provide communications support for a wide range of research projects and outputs to maximise engagement and impact. In this role you will create content for our website and social media channels, manage events and support the production of written reports and briefings.  You will work with Digit's Communications and Impact Manager, Co-Directors, Co-Investigators at our five partner Universities, as part of the Professional Services team.

You should have experience of producing communications outputs for a broad range of non-academic stakeholders, event organisation, website content management and social media. You must be able to communicate confidently and effectively with a wide range of people, and to work to deadlines in a calm and professional manner. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. You will be flexible, able to prioritise work systematically and an enthusiastic and supportive team player.

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 10118 [PDF 125.25KB]

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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