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Disability Adviser

Surrey, United Kingdom
£36,024 to £44,263 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Disability and Neurodiversity

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £36,024 to £44,263 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 29 May 2024
Interview Date:  Friday 07 June 2024
Reference:  020124

The Disability and Neurodiversity team is looking to recruit a full-time, permanent Disability Adviser.

Working closely with the Senior Disability Adviser and other team members in Disability and Neurodiversity, the post holder will primarily be responsible for the advice, guidance, and support, on an individual or group basis, of disabled students and applicants.

The post holder will contribute to the delivery of a high-quality service for students with a wide range of diagnoses to support disabled students around all aspects of university life, helping to develop inclusive practices across the University. The post holder will also work within the team to contribute to projects to develop the service or activities to meet the needs of students.

About you

Knowledge of the needs of disabled students in a higher education setting, extensive practical working knowledge of DSAs and related processes, an excellent understanding of key legislative requirements, and experience of designing, delivering, and evaluating training and workshops are all essential criteria for the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of developments within the HE sector, and demonstrate resilience in a time of change. Under the guidance of the Senior Disability Adviser, the successful candidate will promote good practices across the institution and will be able to work flexibly, sometimes outside of core hours and across the year, both on-campus and remotely.

Expertise in mental health or qualifications meeting DfE requirements for conducting specialist tutoring or mentoring is desirable.

Please note that a DBS check will be undertaken as part of our pre-employment checks for the successful candidate.

What we can offer

In addition to salary, you will receive a yearly incremental pay rise, generous annual leave entitlement of 25 days holiday plus 7 university closure days and 8 bank holidays, a generous pension, access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes, and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery. The University embraces hybrid and flexible working.

Further Information

To apply please submit a CV and cover letter outlining why you are suitable for the position.

For informal enquiries relating to the role please contact Chris Steer, Senior Disability Adviser (

Interviews will be held in person on Friday 7th June.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We value everyone in our community and are seeking to increase the diversity. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.  

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