Student Life Advisor REF 1502

School/department: Division of Student Experience, Student Life Centre   
Hours: Part time hours considered up to a total of 25.55 hours per week (flexibility as to how these hours are worked subject to business need)
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 1502
Salary: starting at £29,515 and rising to £33,199 per annum
Placed on: 21 June 2019
Closing date:  4 July 2019.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: As soon as possible.

Job description

The Student Life Centre is looking to recruit to a part time (0.7 FTE) Student Life Advisor Advisor to join a well-established and experienced team.

We are seeking an experienced advice professional who is deeply committed to working with students to actively promote wellbeing, equality of opportunity and support diversity.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and experience of delivering information, advice and guidance and will have a good knowledge of issues relevant to student support in the Higher Education sector.  You will be able to work with complex and sensitive issues to support students’ personal development skills, confidence and insight.

For this role it is vital that you are a committed team player who can consistently exercise empathy, kindness and good judgement in all your dealings with others. You will work to follow procedures and care pathways and undertake liaison with Schools and other University departments to ensure students’ support needs are appropriately addressed.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons, however, as Student Services currently has an under-representation of BAME and LBGTQ staff we would particularly welcome applications from people who are members of these groups. All appointments will be made on merit.

For full details please see the Person Specification and Job Description.

For an informal conversation about this role, please contact Rachel Leah Gould on 01273 678423

Download job description and person specification Ref 1502 [PDF 157.15KB]

How to apply

Download our non-academic application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] 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 (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) 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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