Senior Student Recruitment Officer Ref 20074

School/department: UK Student Recruitment  
Hours: Full time, 36.5 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). 
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 20074
Salary: starting at £32,411 to £36,333 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 16 May 2023
Closing date: 13 June 2023. 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

The UK Student Recruitment team is seeking to appoint a Senior Student Recruitment Officer (SSRO) to help meet the ambitious targets set out by the department’s growth strategy.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Experience of developing and delivering outreach projects
  • Experience of designing content that is age and curriculum appropriate
  • The ability to confidently deliver a high standard of presentations to a wide range of audiences, including, but not limited to, external partners, academics, school teachers and school students of varying ages
  • A creative and innovative approach to problem solving
  • A passion for sharing positive experiences of higher education

Working closely with the Student Recruitment Manager, the SSRO will support the development and implementation of a range of projects to broaden the University’s recruitment activity. This will include developing an evidence-based conversion strategy, improving the University’s digital content and contributing to a range of outreach activities.

The post-holder will join a committed team of professionals and will be able to work well both in a team environment and independently.

Please contact Craig Dove at for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

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 20074 [PDF 160.77KB]

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 [DOCX 65.11KB] 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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