Student Engagement Officer Ref 20464

School/department: Student Engagement and Enhancement
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE/36.5 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 20464
Salary: starting at £32,411 to £36,333 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  25 April 2023.
Closing date: 16 May 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

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 work on initiatives and programmes primarily but not solely outlined in our access and participation plan which aim to support underepresented 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 delivering engaging programmes of events for hard-to-reach students. You will also understand the importance, and have some experience, of working in partnership with students.

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. An excellent communicator, you will be to develop relationships across the university and sector.

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

Please contact Hannah Wallace 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 job description and person specification Ref 20464 [PDF 165.21KB]

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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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