Student Engagement Assistant Ref 9011

School/department: Student Engagement & Enhancement/Student Experience
Hours: Full time considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 9011
Salary: starting at £27,131 to £31,411 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 03 August 2022
Closing date: 17 August 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of this date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

We seek to appoint an individual who understands the needs of existing and prospective students and specifically those who are under-represented at the university.

The Student Engagement and Enhancement Team is a new area of the Student Experience Division and focusses on supporting student success throughout University. The team works on initiatives and programmes primarily but not solely outlined in our access and participation plan. These programmes aim to support underrepresented groups at the university, and are designed to retain students and support engagement, success and progression for all.

You will have knowledge of the higher education environment, student engagement mechanisms and have experience of capturing student voices through a variety of successful and meaningful ways. You will also understand the importance and have some experience of working in partnership with students and be able to use your excellent ability to communicate to develop relationships across the university.

A strong team player, we are looking for a positive, pro-active individual who can be flexible and responsive as well as creative and innovative.

Key Working relationships: Students from across the University, Connectors in co-creation roles, Director for the Student Experience Development, all academics and professional services within schools, Division of the Student Experience, Student Union, external partners including OFS, NEON and other Universities

Please contact Maddie Taylor at 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 9011) (PDF 182KB)

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 [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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