Research and Representation Admin

Closed 02/09/2019

We're looking for someone who is passionate about empowering students to join our friendly team at the Students’ Union. 

This role is perfect for anyone who has great administrative and organisational skills with an interest in research and learning more about themes and issues that affect students at Sussex, from mental health to the BAME attainment gap. You will gain experience in project working, data analysis, report writing and primary research, across a wide range of different topics. Working closely with the elected officers and the Policy and Research Assistant, this role will get the opportunity to be involved in a variety of different projects.

Our graduate placements provide support and training to help you gain experience and develop your skills.

We welcome applications from everyone, including but not exclusive to; postgraduates, people with an ethnic minority or Chinese background, people with a disability, people with dependents, and people who identify as LGBTQ+. We conduct anonymous shortlisting and all of our interview panels have Unconscious Bias Training in order to support the above. We also consider flexible working for those with care commitments. If you have any suggestions as to how we could improve our language or application process please let us know.


Job Title:  Research and Representation Administrator

Responsible to: Student Voice Manager

Rate of pay: £10.25 per hour (made up of £9.15 basic rate, and £1.10 holiday rate).

Hours of work: 15 hours per week during term time, with occasional evening and weekend work. Hours are flexible around fixed academic commitments.

Contract: Fixed term until 5th June 2020

Expected start date: September 16th 2019

Applicants: Current University of Sussex, IDS or BSMS students. The Union is committed to employing students; seeking to support them as active participants who are helping to provide services within the Union

For more details please see the full job description and person specification


We really welcome applications from abroad for all of our vacancies.

Due to legal regulations we have to ensure that everyone is eligible to work in the UK and this would be done by us checking and making a copy of the correct original identification/documentation before your first day of work. You may also be limited in the number of hours you would be allowed to work.

Find out more information about applying to work in the UK.

In any case, we would encourage anyone to apply for a job in one of our friendly departments to give yourself the chance of being selected, and we would look to see the appropriate original documents before your first day of work






Applications close: 2nd September 2019 9am

Task: September 2nd - 9am September 9th

Interviews: 10th September (skype/phone interview available on request)

Start date : Monday September 16th 


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