Senior Course Coordinator Ref 6155

School/department: School of Media, Arts & Humanities
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).
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 6155
Salary: £25,941 to £30,046 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 30 July 2021
Closing date: 23 August 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBA
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

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

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Senior Course Coordinator in the School of Media, Arts & Humanities to line manage a team of staff and coordinate support for a range of courses within the School. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a busy and vibrant team of Professional Services staff. We are seeking an enthusiastic, pro-active individual who exhibits initiative, a can-do attitude and an aptitude for leadership. You will be responsible for supporting and driving forward the administration of the School’s courses and teaching support processes, including quality assurance systems. The post will provide an opportunity to work with a friendly team of staff and manage the fair and transparent allocation of workload across the team of Course Coordinators. Areas of responsibility for Senior Course Coordinators also include short courses, Online Distance Learning, English Language for Academic Study, support for assessment processes, timetabling, support for academic planning of annual workload and doctoral teaching contracts. 

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with the Education Manager and existing MAH Senior Course Coordinator to further define areas of responsibility and work on initiatives and projects that add value to the Education Team. Key academic stakeholders will be Heads of Department, Associate Deans and Directors within the Education & Students portfolio. The postholder will join a peer support network of PS managers in the School and work closely with colleagues to enhance single-team working, and the development and wellbeing of PS staff. The successful candidate will have excellent organisation, communication, IT and customer service skills.  

Please contact Molly Butterworth, for informal enquiries. 

Please ensure you evidence against all the criteria in the Person Specification on the “Additional information in support of your application” page of your application form. 

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

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 6155) (PDF XKB)

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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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