Student Advisor Ref 9204

School/department: Advice and Guidance
Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term maternity cover (6 months)
Reference: 9204
Salary: starting at £35,333 to £42,155 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 29 July 2022
Closing date: 10 August 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: As soon as possible

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

Job description

The University of Sussex is looking to appoint an excellent communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills and a good knowledge of internal and external support services to join the Advice and Guidance team as a Student Advisor.

The teams within this important area work with students holistically, understanding their needs and collaborating with services, across the division for the Student Experience and beyond, to ensure students go forward with the right support. The post holder will play a key role in supporting the student experience at Sussex by providing information, advice and guidance on a wide range of issues to students seeking help.

Candidates must have an appreciation of complexity, proven commitment to supporting diversity and an appetite for team work and supporting others.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons, however, as Student Services currently has an underrepresentation of BAME and LBGTQ staff we would particularly welcome applications from people who are members of these groups.

Key Working relationships: Academic staff; University of Sussex Students’ Union (USSU)and other Professional Services including Housing services, Finance, External agencies, including: the Health Centre, local health and social care providers, and national charities. 

Please contact 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 the full job description and person specification (reference number 9204) (PDF 202KB)

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

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role may be eligible for sponsorship. For a job to be eligible for sponsorship it needs to be assigned an eligible SOC code & meet minimum salary requirements and be full time. Please contact so they can check if this role can be assigned to an eligible SOC code and meets the minimum salary requirements. You can also consult our Skilled Worker Visa Information page for further information

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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