School/department: Doctoral School, Research & Enterprise Services
Hours: Full-time (1.0 FTE / 37.5 hrs per week). Requests for flexible flexible working will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Falmer House, University of Sussex, Brighton / Hybrid
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 21369
Salary: starting at £37,099 to £44,263 per annum, pro rata part-time
Placed on: 21 August 2023
Closing date: 24 September 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 05 October 2023
Expected start date: To be confirmed

Job description

This is an exciting time to join the Doctoral School, as we move through a period of review and renewal, and as we expand capacity in our team in order to support service delivery and underpin the pursuit of our strategic objectives.

You will take on this new, cross-cutting role, working with colleagues across the University to develop a high-compliance culture in the postgraduate research (PGR) space, in order to underpin a consistently high-quality PGR experience.

Working closely with the Heads of the Doctoral School and Student Administration, together with colleagues in other key professional services and academic roles, you will take the lead on PGR quality assurance, policy and governance business, including:

  • providing information, advice and guidance on all matters relating to PGR quality assurance to ensure regulatory compliance;
  • monitoring adherence to institutional and regulatory standards, assessing risks, and promoting good practice;
  • leading and/or advising on the development of policy, programmes and partnerships;
  • managing the Doctoral School’s governance entities, and the University’s portfolio of PGR programmes.

Prior to 08 September, informal enquiries should be directed to Susanna Broom (Head of the Doctoral School;

 From 08 September, enquires should be directed to Helen Basterra (Head of Student Administration;

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 21369 [PDF 131.72KB]

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

How to apply

Download our professional services application form and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form 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.

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