Dyslexia Adviser

University for the Creative Arts

Part Time Post: 18.125 hours per week 
Fixed Term Contract until 31.07.2018

UCA is the No.1 Specialist University for the Creative Industries in the Complete University Guide and Guardian University Guide league tables.  Ranked 21st in the UK by the Guardian, UCA is also top 10 in three of its subject listings: Fashion & Textiles (6th), Film Production & Photography (7th) and Architecture (9th).  For more than 150 years the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester has been leading the way for art and design education.

UCA is reshaping its disability and SpLD services in order to embrace the changes of the DSA reforms.  The University is strategically committed to developing and improving teaching, learning and assessment practices to be fully inclusive and aims to enable students with SPLDs to experience and engage with a curriculum that has systemically removed the barriers to learning.

Library & Student Services is seeking individuals with specialist expertise and knowledge of dyslexia and experience of working with students , who are enthused by the prospect of being able to affect real institutional change and who will -

  • Work in partnership with our academics to create teaching and learning strategies that enable our diverse student groups to succeed and which are appropriate to an art and design context
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary team across Library & Student Services to enhance and further improve the experience of students with SpLDs and disabilities
  • Manage a specialist team of sessional dyslexia tutors to deliver services to individual students through their DSA entitlement
  • Develop innovative methods of providing support to student with SpLDs, and embed best inclusive practice within curriculum delivery to benefit ALL learners

The ideal candidate will be fully qualified dyslexia tutor with a background in Higher or Further Education and preferably have qualified teacher status. You will be passionate about developing inclusive teaching and learning practice and will possess the skills to positively influence change.

The pro rata salary for this position is £14,899 - £16,760 per annum.

For further details and to apply for this post please visit our website https://jobs.ucreative.ac.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is 25th January 2018.
Interviews will be held on the 6thFebruary 2018.

We value the diversity of our organisation and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

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