Senior International Governance Officer Ref 8630

School/department: Research & Enterprise Services
Hours: full time or part time hours  considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 8630
Salary: Starting at £30,497 to £34,304 per annum, pro rata if part time  
Placed on: 30 June 2022
Closing date: 20 July 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

Applications are invited for this exciting, new full-time post in the Research Ethics, Integrity and Governance team, which provides high quality advice and professional support to both academic staff and colleagues in understanding 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 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 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.

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

Please contact Antony Walsh ( 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 8630 [PDF 137.58KB]

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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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