Research Support and Communications Assistant Ref 5827

School/department: University of Sussex Business School, Management
Hours: Part time hours considered up to a maximum of 0.5 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Contract: Fixed term for 5 years
Reference: 5827
Salary: Starting at £21,814 to £25,217 per annum, pro rata if part time.
Placed on: 30 April 2021
Closing date: 24 May 2021. 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

The University of Sussex Business School are seeking to appoint a part time Research Support and Communications Assistant for a 5-year project funded by the UKRI ‘Transforming Food Systems’ Strategic Priorities fund. The project builds on a strong collaboration between the Universities of Reading, Sussex, Plymouth, Cranfield and Kent, plus numerous partners from community and civil society organisations, the food sector and the policy world.

Working closely with the Women’s Environmental Network (Tower Hamlets, London) and the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership (East Sussex), the project led by Sussex is titled “Co-production of healthy, sustainable food systems for disadvantaged communities”. Based on the principles of research co-production, the project is envisioned to provide citizens of socio-culturally diverse communities with choice and agency over the food they consume, the chains through which they access their food, and the policy frameworks that are needed to support the vision of a more inclusive and socio-environmentally just agrifood system for all.

Please contact Richard Taylor for informal enquiries.

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 5827 [PDF 201.85KB]

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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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