Senior Communications Administrator Ref: 9287

School/department: Communications, Marketing and Advancement
Hours: Part time hours considered up to 29.2 hours per week (0.8 FTE). Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 9287
Salary: starting at £27,131 to £31,411 per annum, pro rata
Placed on:  05 September 2022
Closing date:  26 September 2022. 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 is looking to appoint a communications administrator to support to work of a growing and varied communications team.

You will have worked in a similar role where you have provided PA support to an individual or senior management team, including providing diary management, budgeting, and meeting planning and preparation.

Your primary focus will be to manage the administration and diary needs of the associate director of communications, as well as supporting senior members of the communications team. This will include coordinating the recruitment and onboarding of new staff members, planning meetings, events and away days, taking minutes and actions,

Your duties will be varied and include acting as the office manager for the communications team; ensuring the smooth running of the workplace; arranging meeting and greeting of visitors and catering; attending key meetings and working groups as required; and acting as secretariat in meetings.

Please contact Angela O’Neill 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 9287 [PDF 117.99KB]

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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