Senior International Governance Officer Ref 8630

Job description

Integrity and Governance team, which provides high quality advice and professional support to both academic staff and colleagues. The position provides an opportunity to influence and shape important systems and processes needed for university research to thrive in an international context through developing a detailed understanding of regulations, legislation, policies and good practice relating to international research activities with a focus on due diligence processes, export controls and sanctions. The post holder will:

• Work across Research and Enterprise teams to develop and deliver co-ordinated due diligence, risk assessment and compliance activities (Research Development, Finance, Contracts and Innovation & Business Partnerships teams), linking where needed with the Division of General Counsel, Governance and Compliance

• Support the development of internal processes, policies and guidance to ensure compliance with the governance of international research whilst supporting the university’s research objectives

• Undertake risk proportionate due diligence and risk assessment screening of organisations and partners informed by the latest information from relevant and reliable sources

• Provide general advice and guidance to academic staff undertaking research with significant focus on international collaborations and the associated risks

• Deliver training and briefings to support the embedding of policies and good practices across the university

You will have a degree or equivalent or be qualified by experience with strong organisational abilities and possess the excellent interpersonal and communications skills needed to work effectively with the University's academic and professional services staff. Keen attention to detail is essential. You will be able to manage and prioritise your

work from multiple sources and to function both as part of a team and independently.

An awareness and interest in international current affairs and how they may relate to different aspects of university policy would be beneficial for the role.

Please contact Antony Walsh ( for informal enquiries

A knowledge of the research funding environment or experience of undertaking due diligence or audits for charities or non-governmental organisations may also be advantageous.

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 the full job description and person specification (reference number 8630) (PDF 123.6KB)

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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