Explore the structure of the University and see where departments sit within Schools and Professional Services.

How the University is structured

The University is made up of several Schools and Professional Services divisions:

Professional Services

Professional Services support our schools, departments and students with services including communications, finance human resources, IT, and student experience.

View the Professional Services organisational structure below, select it to view full-screen in the same window or open our organisational chart full-screen in a new browser tab.

Illustration showing organisational structure of professional services divisions and departments at Sussex. Continue for text version.
  • Professional Services organisational structure – text version

    Chief Operating Officer – Tim Westlake

    Chief of Staff – Dean Machin

    • Vice Chancellor’s Office

    Estates, Facilities and Campus Services – Robert Hutton

    • Sussex Sport
    • Security
    • Grounds Services
    • Space Management
    • Facilities Management
    • Housing Services
    • Projects
    • Help/Service Desk
    • Maintenance
    • Car Parking
    • Catering

    Student Experience – Jayne Aldridge

    • Academic Quality and Partnerships
    • Educational Enhancement
    • Student Administration
    • Student Data and Records
    • Student Experiential Services
    • Careers and Entrepreneurship
    • Student Advice and Guidance
    • Student Complaints, Conduct and Funding
    • Student Engagement and Enhancement
    • Wellbeing, Therapeutic and Residential Life Services
    • Student Systems and Projects

    Communications, Marketing and Advancement – Marcus Williams

    • Digital Development
    • Digital Content
    • Media Relations
    • Marketing
    • Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
    • Public Affairs
    • Development and Alumni Relations
    • Graduation and Events
    • Campaigns
    • Creative
    • Admissions
    • Internal Communications
    • International Office
    • UK Student Recruitment and Widening Participation
    • Global Engagement

    IT & Sussex Projects – Jason Oliver

    IT Services

    • Digital Engagement
    • Strategy and Architecture
    • Operational Services
    • Infrastructure Services

    Sussex Projects

    • Portfolio Management Office
    • Project Delivery

    General Counsel, Governance and Compliance – Laila El Baradei

    • Governance Services
    • General Counsel Legal Advisors
    • Information Management and Compliance
    • Risk and Business Continuity Management
    • Prevent Compliance
    • Office for Students (OfS) Compliance

    Finance – Allan Spencer

    • Finance Service Desk
    • Strategic and Commercial Projects
    • Finance Systems
    • Management Accounting
    • Corporate Accounting
    • Procurement and Supply Chain Management
    • Finance Admin and Projects
    • Finance Business Partners
    • Billing and Income

    Human Resources – Colin Shipp

    • HR Business Services
    • Payroll
    • Pensions
    • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
    • Organisational Development
    • Rewards and Benefits
    • International HR
    • Occupational Health
    • Health and Safety

    Research and Enterprise – Vanessa Cuthill

    • Research Development
    • Sussex Research Initiatives
    • Research Contracts
    • Research Finance
    • Research Quality and Impact
    • Research Integrity, Ethics and Governance
    • Joint Clinical Research Office (JCRO)
    • Research Information Systems
    • Innovation and Business Partnerships
    • Research Staff Office
    • Doctoral School

    University Librarian – Jane Harvell

    • Research and Open Scholarship
    • Collections
    • Student Experience
    • Content Delivery
    • Operations
    • Digital Development

    University Operations and Strategic Planning – Kay Jones

    • Schools Professional Services Team
    • Planning
    • Technical Staff


View a list of school contact details for staff.

You can also view a schools list on the Sussex public-facing website, which contains links to other external pages.

Other organisations we work with

We also have relationships with: