Senior Research and Communications Administrator Ref 10739

School/department: University of Sussex Business School
Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: fixed term until April 2027
Reference: 10739
Salary: starting at £26,341 to £30,497 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 20 January 2023
Closing date: 13 February 2023 Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to join a new multi-million-pound Research Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy which spans across universities in all four UK nations and comprises scholars from economics, law, business management, politics and international relations. You will play a crucial role supporting the efficient and effective running of the Centre.

You will have responsibility for:

  • Day-to-day administration of the Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy (CITP), including its research activities, communications and events.
  • Providing editorial support and brand guidance for communications outputs
  • Updating and maintain the Centre’s website and social media accounts
  • Supporting the coordination of research projects, the monitoring of progress, and the collection of input (including data) for periodic reporting. Supporting the Assistant Manager in maintaining timetables for research activities and keeping accurate records in compliance with GDPR.
  • Assisting with the organisation of events, including conferences, workshops and meetings, as well as impact and engagement activities.

Please contact the Research Centre and Communications Manager, Charlotte Humma: 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 10739 [PDF 126.59KB]

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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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