Disability Advisor (SpLD)

Bath Spa University - Student Support Service

Location: Newton Park Campus, but required to work at all campuses.
Line Manager
: Janet Tope (Learning Support Coordinator)
Hours: Full time (37hours per week), 52 weeks per year
Interview Date:
17 November 2016.

About us

At Bath Spa University we work with one clear vision: to be a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. And as the fifth largest employer in Bath and North East Somerset, we’re really bringing our local talent out on a global scale. Transforming the lives of our socially engaged global students starts with people like you.

The Student Support Service provides professional advice and guidance for students, prospective students and their supporters and University staff on a wide range of areas, including; student finance, disability matters, academic access and inclusion, physical and mental wellbeing, student engagement and peer mentoring. We put our students at the very centre of all we do and you will have the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and experience from working in a dynamic and busy service.

About the role

The role-holder will work in a holistic, multi-disciplinary team of professional Student Support staff, with a focus on the provision of Information, Advice and Guidance; helping students to make decisions leading to successful progression, qualification completion and an overall positive student experience. This post takes the lead on the provision of advice and guidance on SpLDs, ensuring the University provides an inclusive learning environment and students are able to achieve their potential. The post holder will also provide advice and training to other University staff to enable them to work proactively with students disclosing SpLDs.

About you

You will come to us with considerable experience of working with individuals with SpLDs, ideally in an education or other public sector setting. You will be a highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal, administrative, and IT skills, you will have a degree or other professional qualification together with a flair for contributing to policy development. Above all, you will have a commitment to enabling disabled people to realise their potential.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Janet Tope, on 01225 876543 or j.tope@bathspa.ac.uk

How to apply

For further information or to apply online please visit jobs.bathspa.ac.uk. Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed. Any queries regarding the application process or our website should be emailed to hrcontact@bathspa.ac.uk.

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff. These include a nursery, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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