Residential Life Manager Ref 5732

School/department: Wellbeing, Therapeutic and Residential Life Services, Student Experience Division
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 5732
Salary: starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 1 September 2021.
Closing date: 28 September 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 12 October 2021
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

A vacancy has arisen for the post of Residential Life Manager within the Student Experience Division of the University of Sussex.  The post holder will be a member of the Residential Life management team, providing pastoral care and out of hours emergency support to students in University managed accommodation. 

Due to the nature of the post, the post holder will be required to be part of an out-of-hours duty rota as there will be a requirement to follow up potential welfare issues, advise on, or attend any urgent incidents that may occur.  A flexible approach to work patterns is therefore essential. To facilitate this aspect of the role the successful applicant will be offered a package with the expectation that they will live in rent-free, on-campus University-managed self-contained accommodation or within a maximum of a 15 minute drive from campus (must have own transport).

The person we are looking for should have a sincere interest and understanding of the needs of students, and be able to communicate effectively with residents, university staff and external bodies.

Please contact Amy Moorhouse 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 5732 [PDF 183.18KB]

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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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