Senior Student Adviser (Disability & Welfare)

London (GB)
£37,889 to £43,028 per annum
07 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
06 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Student Adviser (Disability & Welfare)
Division of Education
Salary:   £37,889 to £43,028 per annum inclusive
Closing Date:   Sunday 20 August 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed 
Reference:  DOE-SAC-02

We are seeking a Senior Student Adviser (Disability & Welfare) within the Student Advice & Counselling Service of a leading postgraduate institution.  You will provide disability and welfare support to the School’s London-based students, by email, telephone and in one-to-one appointments, putting reasonable adjustments in place, ensuring that the School meets its duty under the Equality Act (2010).  You will play a key role in influencing policy and decision-making in areas relevant to student disability and welfare, working closely with other colleagues.  You will also contribute to the ongoing development of the Student Advice & Counselling Service, reviewing current processes and identifying areas for improvement.
The role involves line-management of one full-time Assistant Student Adviser, and will also oversee the provision of support to students for accommodation matters and financial hardship.

Applicants should hold a degree qualification (or equivalent, including relevant professional experience), with substantial experience of providing disability support and guidance services to individuals, including working with complex and multiple disabilities.  You should have experience of working in an HE setting, with an understanding of the student journey.  You must be able to develop good interpersonal relationships with students, showing sensitivity to difference and working within professional boundaries.  You must have line management experience, be well organised and able to establish effective working relationships with internal and external colleagues.

The post is full-time on a permanent contract starting in the Autumn term 2017.  Flexible working arrangements will be considered.  The starting salary range will be on the Professional Support Pathway scale grade 6, currently £37,889 - £43,028 per annum inclusive.  The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the USS Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at and must include a CV. The closing date is 20th August 2017 and the reference for this post is DOE-SAC-02.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Applications should include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to  Interviews will be held on Thursday 7th September.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria.  Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion.  The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered.  An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.

*Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date, however Skype-based interviews will be considered.  

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

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