Widening Participation Graduate Associate Ref 8788

School/department: Communications, Marketing & Advancements Division, Widening Participation.
Hours: Full time considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE / 36.5 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). 
Contract: fixed term (1 year) 
Reference: 8788
Salary: starting at £19,623 to £21,686 per annum, pro rata if part-time.
Placed on: 22 June 2022
Closing date:  18th July 2022.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: Tuesday 2nd August 2022 or Tuesday 9th August 2022
Expected start date: W/c 15th August 2022


Job description

This vacancy is open to University of Sussex graduates who graduated in the last 24 months (UG and PGT) in any discipline

 The Widening Participation team are seeking a keen and enthusiastic team player who is passionate about improving access to Higher Education. This role provides an exciting opportunity to work with our network of partner schools and colleges, collaborative partners, academic colleagues and student ambassadors.

 The main duties of this post include;

  • providing administrative support to ensure high quality events and programmes for pre-16 and post-16 students who are under-represented in Higher Education (HE).
  • maintaining and updating key databases to ensure strong communications with internal and external colleagues.
  • liaising with our internal and external colleagues to ensure the smooth running of events both on and off-campus.

 The successful candidate should be highly motivated and be able to work well in a team environment as well as working independently. They should possess excellent IT skills, strong communication skills and should be flexible to work across the team. They will also need strong organisation skills and a proven ability to manage varied responsibilities, as they will be required to provide administrative support for the Project Leads and work closely with the WP Assistants across the team. This role will be line managed by the Ambassador Programme Manager, but they will work on projects across the team.

 Please note that this post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

 Please contact Amanda Cudby a.cudby@sussex.ac.uk 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 8788 [PDF 158.07KB]

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