UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

Disability and Inclusivity Manager

Location
Guildford, United Kingdom
Posted
27 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2018
Ref
066518
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Do you have the qualities that would make for a great Disability and Inclusivity Manager at the University of Surrey?

The successful candidate will manage and lead the Additional Learning Support team, the disabilities service at Surrey, a great team of dedicated HE disability professionals. It’s also an expanding team, reflecting the University’s commitment to enhancing the experiences of our disabled student learners across our Institution.

A core feature of the role is reflected in the ‘Inclusivity’ aspect of the job title: while committed to ensuring the ALS provides the best possible service for our disabled students, the Disability and Inclusivity Manager will play a key strategic role in advancing and promoting whole-University, integrative approaches to support of students’ learning experiences, in line with the anticipatory expectations of the Equality Act, 2010, sector best practices, and the importance attached to Inclusive and Student-Centred learning experiences in our new Education Strategy (2018-22).

We think this is a really exciting opportunity for the right candidate.

So, what kind of attributes define the role?

Attention to detail and ‘big-picture’ vision, exceptional communication, networking and analytical/evaluative capabilities, high levels of motivation, resourcefulness and resilience, inspirational team management and leadership and the ability to influence, persuade … and listen.

... and what kind of prior experiences are required?

The successful candidate will have:

  • experience of working with disabled people, or of managing an area of work relevant to this specialist field, within an HE setting;
  • a track record of operating at a strategic institutional level or of strategic influence in relation to projects managed/undertaken;
  • experience of effective leadership or managing of significant projects, in relation to disability in HE;
  • knowledge of legislative and regulatory frameworks, and awareness of sector developments and trends;
  • the ability to handle complex casework and resolve complaints.

An understanding of learning and teaching considerations in contemporary HE contexts and how these can impact on students with disabilities would be desirable.

If you have these qualities and experiences, we’d really love to meet you!

The ALS is part of Library & Learning Support Services (LLSS). For informal enquiries about the role, please email: Robert Walsha, Learning Development Manager at: r.walsha@surrey.ac.uk

Please note that Robert will only be able to reply to queries from Tuesday 11 September 2018.

Interviews will likely be held on Thursday 18 October 2018.

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

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