Disability Adviser

University of Nottingham
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (GB)
£29,799 to £38,833 per annum
04 May 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Specialist Processes
Location:     University Park
Salary:     £29,799 to £38,833 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. 
Closing Date:     Tuesday 05 June 2018
Reference:     STU127618 

The University’s new and visionary Global Strategy 2020 puts students firmly at the heart of the University and makes them partners in their own education.  The Disability Support Adviser will join an established team of well qualified and experienced advisers for students who are d/Deaf, hard of hearing or visually impaired, and those who have a physical disability, mobility difficulty, an autism spectrum disorder/Asperger syndrome, a mental health difficulty or a long-term medical condition. The Disability Support Advisers work alongside a separate team of Academic Support Tutors (supporting students with Specific Learning Differences), a Support Worker Service and ACCESS Centre, within the new Student Services Department.
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing a point of one to one contact, support and information for disabled foundation year, undergraduate and post-graduate students. The day to day work involves the provision of on-going support as well as ensuring that institutional support is made available to students. This includes liaising with Academic departments and other central University services, such as Accommodation. Furthermore, involvement in workshops and small group programmes for staff and students may be required.

Candidates should have knowledge and understanding of the nature and challenges involved in life at university and the particular ways in which disability, long-term medical conditions and mental health issues impact on study. They should also be able to provide assistance to students applying for Disabled Students' Allowances. 

Candidates should have a degree (or equivalent) with experience in providing support for students with long-term medical conditions, disabilities and mental health issues in Higher Education. A relevant postgraduate qualification (or equivalent), for example in teaching, is desirable. Good IT skills and an awareness of current disability legislation and legal requirements are essential. 

Candidates must also have good organisational, administrative and communication skills and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

This is a full-time permanent post. Hours of work are 36.25 hours per week, applications for job share will be accepted. Disability Support is housed on the University Park campus, but the role involves working at one or more of our other local campuses. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Lynette Outram, tel: 0115 84 68046 or email lynette.outram@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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