Study Abroad Assistant Ref: 5045

School/department: Global Engagement, Student Recruitment, Admissions and International Development
Hours:Full Time (36.5 hours)Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). 
Contract: fixed term for 2 years
Reference: 5045
Salary: starting at £21,814 to £25,217 per annum
Placed on: 11 December 2020
Closing date:  14 January 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. . 
Expected interview date: 25 / 26 January 2021 (TBC)
Expected start date: ASAP 

Job description

We are seeking to appoint an experienced administrator to work in the Sussex Abroad team in Global Engagement. This is an exciting time to be joining the University of Sussex as we build on existing success in international student recruitment and a strong track record of student mobility.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a variety of administrative tasks which include:

  • processing applications of incoming Visiting and Exchange students to Sussex  
  • working closely with Schools and internal units to ensure that Visiting and Exchange students receive high level of support whilst at Sussex
  • responding to student enquiries from both incoming and outgoing students
  • responding to enquiries from overseas partners and agents
  • maintaining records and data management
  • supporting with writing marketing and digital publications

Candidates will have proven administrative skills and experience of working in a busy environment. The appointed post holder will have the ability to show initiative, flexibility and be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with diverse stakeholders (students, staff, international partners). They will be a good team player with a high level of IT ability and a keen eye for detail.

Please contact Anna Izykowska ( for informal enquiries.

Download job description and person specification Ref 5045 [PDF 124.40KB]

All grades 1-5.  Please note that the University of Sussex is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position, and thus any applicant should ensure that they have the legal right to work in the UK for the period of the post. The University of Sussex requires all successful applicants to provide proof of permission to work in the UK before they commence work. Should you therefore require further information, please visit the Home Office website.

How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB]  and Personal details and equal opportunties form [DOC 108.50KB] 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.

Download our terms and conditions summary for Clerical and Related Staff Terms and Conditions [DOC 35.00KB]

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