Research Support Assistant Ref 5970

School/department: University of Sussex Business School, Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP), Professional Services
Hours: Part time hours considered up to a maximum of 18.25 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term for 7 months
Reference: 5970
Salary: Starting at £21,814 to £25,217 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 25 May 2021
Closing date:  25 June 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

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

The Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP), an exciting collaborative initiative by the University of Sussex and Institute of Development Studies to develop interdisciplinary research in sustainability, is appointing a Research Support Assistant.

The post-holder will provide day-to-day operational, administrative and financial support to the SSRP and the projects it funds, supporting a complex and growing programme of work. They will also liaise with researchers, partners and stakeholder groups and work alongside the Communications and Engagement Officer for the programme.

You will need to be confident working with spreadsheets, automated administrative and finance systems, be meticulous and well organised, able to work on your own initiative and within teams, self-managing a varied workload with competing priorities. An understanding of research in the areas of sustainable development would be beneficial.

Please contact Fiona Hurd, Programme Manager for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex

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

Download job description and person specification Ref 5970 [PDF 182.10KB]

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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 110.00KB] 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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