Technical & Administrative Officer Ref 2940

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Hours: full time 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 2940
Salary: starting at £21,814 and rising to £25,217 per annum
Placed on: 10 February 2020 
Closing date: 19 February 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected start date: TBC.
This post is only available to those currently working at The University of Sussex or The University of Brighton

Job description

We are looking for a well-organised and self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills to provide administrative and technical support for the Medical Research Building.

The Medical School is a joint venture between the Universities of Brighton and Sussex and admitted its first students in October 2003.

As the Technical & Administrative Officer, you will make an important contribution to laboratory research in the Medical School, helping to maintain and develop administrative systems and processes, taking charge of the procurement all laboratory equipment, consumables and making regular maintenance appointments with engineers as well as dealing with the diary management of senior academics, assisting them with their budgets, setting agendas for technical meetings, taking meeting minutes and handling complex technical queries and correspondence professionally.

You should have previous experience of having worked in a busy office environment and have developed systems to prioritise work and meet tight deadlines as well as some experience of a laboratory technical environment.  You will be expected to make decisions independently and work flexibly with the needs of the building.  You should have fast, accurate keyboard skills and a working knowledge of spreadsheets, networked e-mail and the Internet.

Download job description and person specification Ref 2940 [PDF 195.16KB]

How to apply

Download our professional services 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.

Download our terms and conditions summary for Technical Staff Terms and Conditions [DOC 34.50KB]

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