Senior HR Business Services Coordinator Ref 10326 (fixed-term)

School/department: Division of Human Resources 
Hours: Full-time hours considered up to 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: fixed-term for 12 months
Reference10326
Salary: starting at £27,131 to £31,411
Placed on: 23 January 2023
Closing date:  31 January 2023.  Applications must be received by midnight of this date.
Expected Interview date: week commencing 13 February 2023
Expected start date: as soon as possible

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


Job description

Due to an internal promotion and expansion and upcoming projects; we have an exciting opportunity within our HR Business Services Team, for a Senior HR Business Services Coordinator to join us.

HR Business Services spans the whole of the employee life cycle providing customer liaison and queries, contract issue, database administration, employee records, management information and recruitment support.

Working within a fast-paced environment with a friendly and committed team, The Senior HR Business Services Coordinator oversees the work of the HR Business Services Coordinators; day-to-day operation and ensures the delivery of the HR Division’s employee life cycle administrative processes. They will act as the escalation point of contact and link between staff members, internal departments, and external contacts. 

We are looking for an evidenced track record of:

  • Ability to motivate and lead a small team.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced team, advising recruiting managers on process, following best practice, and transacting multiple tasks on a daily basis.
  • Providing excellent customer service in every interaction.
  • Assisting with specific project work; planning the implementation and outcome.

Sussex comprehensive rewards package

The University of Sussex is a leading academic institution nestled in the beautiful South Downs, on the outskirts of Brighton.

Sussex is a renowned, research-led international University. This is only possible because of the people that work here. Whether you are faculty, or a member of professional services it’s only our people that make us great. That’s why we provide a range of benefits that enable our colleagues to make the most of their money and take advantage of the opportunities that we have access to as a large employer.

Our discounts platform Reward Gateway gives you access to discounts at your favourite retailers. You could save £100s on your supermarket food shop, as well as discounts at retailers like Asos, John Lewis, Currys and many more. There is also a Wellbeing Hub which provides free video exercise classes from ClassPass, recipes, and wellbeing tips.

We also offer additional paid leave in the form of minimum service days, a generous pension scheme and annual leave allowance, an Annual Leave Purchase Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme and discounts on local public transport. A full overview of all our reward and benefits can be found here.

Please contact Michelle Lambourne, m.lambourne@sussex.ac.uk 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 10326[PDF 110.42KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role may be eligible for sponsorship. For a job to be eligible for sponsorship it needs to be assigned an eligible SOC code & meet minimum salary requirements and be full time. Please contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk so they can check if this role can be assigned to an eligible SOC code and meets the minimum salary requirements. You can also consult our Skilled Worker Visa Information page for further information.


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 m.lambourne@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs 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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