UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Student Disability and Inclusive Support Co-ordinator

Location
Southampton, United Kingdom
Salary
£26,396 to £31,412 Per annum
Posted
12 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
02 Oct 2022
Ref
1966522AJ
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Student Disability & Inclusion

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £26,396 to £31,412 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 02 October 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1966522AJ

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and proactive person to join Student Services and support students as part of our Student Disability and Inclusion service. 

As a Student Disability and Inclusion Support Coordinator you will be responsible for coordinating and delivering specialist disability support for students to help them overcome any barriers they may face as a result of their disability and ensure they are able to access all aspects of university life. 

Working closely with the Disabled Student Inclusion Team Leader and a team of Student Disability and Inclusive Support Coordinators, you will have responsibility for specific support areas but will also work as part of a team to ensure the timely delivery of all support.  The support programmes include, but would not be limited to: 

  • Coordinating and supporting the development of our Learning Support provision for students. 
  • Supporting the coordination of a team of casual staff. 
  • Supporting students to access the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) and activities related to DSA and equivalent support for those not eligible for external funding.  
  • Meeting with students as part of the Student Hub offer to provide advice on how to access disabled student support. 
  • Supporting the Inclusive Learning volunteer programme.  This may include recruiting, training and overseeing student volunteers to support new and current students who may benefit from peer support.  
  • Responding to student queries related to disability and inclusion, via email and phone.  
  • Promoting and developing new initiatives and student support resources on appropriate communications channels. 
  • Supporting activities which relate to the transition of first year disabled students into university.  
  • Have an oversight of the provision of Assistive Technology that is available to students across the university and accessible remotely. 
  • Liaising with external providers of support. 
  • Other projects as required through identifying students’ needs. 

The role will combine both project work as well as the opportunity to work with students.  You will work as part of our Student Disability and Inclusion team and will need to build relationships effectively with a range of internal and external partners. 

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate: 

  • Strong coordinating and administrative skills. 
  • Problem solving skills to introduce new ways of working. 
  • Experience of managing a fluctuating and often demanding workload.
  • Data analysis and report writing skills are desirable. 

Please note that occasional weekend working is required to support University events such as, Open Days, Welcome weekend, transition to university activities and graduation.  

The salary for this post starts from £26,396 (Please note that we would normally expect to recruit at the bottom of the scale). Further benefits include the opportunity to join the University’s pension scheme, 20 days annual leave and access to a number of University employer discount schemes.  

A standard or enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

This position is being offered on a full-time, permanent basis.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Jane Sturgeon (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 1966522AJ on all correspondence

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