Senior Marketing Business Partner Ref 21104

School/department: Marketing in the Division of Communication, Marketing and Advancement
Hours: Full time (part time hours considered up to a minimum of 0.8 FTE). Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). Hybrid working 50:50 working from office and home.
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 21104
Salary: starting at £45,585 to £54,395 per annum, pro rata if part time 
Placed on: 14 August 2023
Closing date: 18 September 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: To be confirmed

Job description

Are you seeking to further your career in Marketing and communications in higher education?

As part of the Marketing team you will play a key role in helping maintain Sussex’s reputation as a world-class, innovative institution striving for a better world.

The University of Sussex is seeking a Senior Marketing Business Partner to provide leadership and strategic direction for all Schools at the University of Sussex including the University of Sussex Business School. The postholder will deputise for the Associate Director of Strategic Marketing (to whom the postholder will be responsible to). You will manage the dedicated and experienced Schools Marketing Team and oversee the development and execution of localised marketing strategies for each School.  

We’re looking for a team player with strategic marketing and communications experience,  and excellent stakeholder management skills. You will have a strong digital marketing background and take a customer journey focused approach to marketing and student recruitment.

Key working relationships include:

Associate Director of Strategic Marketing, Marketing Managers, Head of UK Recruitment, Head of International Recruitment, Heads and Deans of School, Directors of Recruitment and Admissions and key School faculty recruitment leads (Course Convenors and Admissions Tutors) as well Heads of Professional Services for Schools, Head of Admissions, Alumni Relations and Media Relations.

The Marketing Team is comprised of 22 staff with expertise in CRM, Market Research, Digital and Brand Marketing and Marketing planning and delivery.

This is an exciting time to join Sussex. We are a dynamic team, doing good and important work.

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 21104 [PDF 144.87KB]

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

How to apply

Download our professional services application form and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form 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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