Senior Student Engagement Coordinator Ref 6309

School/department: School of Engineering & Informatics/Professional Services
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: Fixed Term for 12 months
Reference: 6309
Salary: starting at £26,341 to £30,497 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 4 October 2021
Closing date: 20 October 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: As soon as possible.

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

Job description

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Senior Student Engagement Coordinator in the School of Engineering and Informatics to line manage a small team and coordinate support for student engagement activities and outputs in the School. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a busy and dynamic team of Professional Services staff. A qualification in Engineering or Computer Science is not a requirement for this post; we are a team with varied backgrounds, interests, education, and experiences and we are looking for an enthusiastic, pro-active individual who exhibits initiative, a can-do attitude and an aptitude for leadership.

In particular, we are looking for someone who is forward-thinking, enjoys exploring new approaches and who is keen to be proactive in developing the school’s student experience and engagement offering with a keen eye for identifying areas for improvement. The individual also needs to be comfortable supporting students in varying scenarios including assisting them in disciplinary and student support matters.

Other important qualities are: someone who is a good team member, with excellent consultation and customer service skills, the ability to take a lead, manage change and contribute positively to that change, manage projects, and work effectively under pressure. The successful candidate will display initiative, flexibility and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Good technological skills plus the ability to adopt and adapt to new technologies are important.

Please contact Susan Eamer-Tsoureas, 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.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 6309 [PDF 259.09KB]

This role is not eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route.

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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