Widening Participation Assistant Ref 8789

Post Title: Widening Participation Assistant
School/department: Widening Participation, Communications, Marketing and Advancement
Hours: Full-time. Requests for flexible working options up to 36.5 hours will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 8789
Salary: starting at £22,254 to £25,627 per annum full time
Placed on: 22 June 2022
Closing date: 07 July 2022
Expected Interview date: to be confirmed
Expected start date: to be confirmed

Job description

The Widening Participation Team is part of the Communications, Marketing and Advancement Division. We are proud of our commitment to fair access and widening participation at the University of Sussex recognising that not everyone has the same opportunities or same start in life. We aim to address some of these inequalities through our projects and outreach work. We strongly believe in empowering people to make the most of their potential regardless of their background or life circumstances and deliver a program of activities and support that enables the people we work with, make the best-informed choices in their educational journey and future life.

The work of a Widening Participation Assistant significantly supports the department by ensuring that all projects and events we run with young people are delivered to the highest standard. We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly organised team player.

The main duties of this post include;

  • providing administrative support to ensure high quality events and programmes for under-represented young people
  • maintaining and updating key databases
  • providing support for the running of office processes
  • email and phone contact with internal and external colleagues to ensure the smooth running of events on and off-campus

The successful candidate should be highly motivated and be able to work well both in a team  environment and independently. They should possess excellent IT, organisation, and communication skills. They will also need to be well-organised, with a proven ability to manage varied responsibilities.

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

For full details and how to apply see our vacancies page. For informal enquiries please contact Paul Wiggins at p.wiggins@sussex.ac.uk

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 the full job description and person specification (reference number 8789) (PDF 124KB)

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role may be eligible for sponsorship. For a job to be eligible for sponsorship it needs to be assigned an eligible SOC code & meet minimum salary requirements and be full time. Please contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk so they can check if this role can be assigned to an eligible SOC code and meets the minimum salary requirements. You can also consult our Skilled Worker Visa Information page for further information


How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to profservicesrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk.

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs 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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