Pathway Lead (AccessAbility)

University of Exeter - Education & Student Support

This full-time post is available from 5th February 2018 on a permanent basis. 

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Fifty percent of our organisation is made up of Professional Services support staff that partner closely with the Academic colleges to ensure we achieve our strategy and vision. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and enthusiastic disability professional to take up the post of Pathway Lead (AccessAbility). You will assume responsibility for the day-to-day management and operational oversight of the work of the University of Exeter's AccessAbility Service (Disability Advice, Exeter Access Centre and Non-medical helper Services).  In addition, the post holder will take a lead role in developing our outreach services, with the purpose of raising awareness of support for disabled students amongst prospective and enrolled students. The post holder will also play a key role in the provision of disability advice and support, and directly line manage the AccessAbility adviser team. 

The AccessAbility Service is part of the University's Wellbeing Services, comprising also our psychological therapies team, mental health advice, and welfare caseworker service. We would be keen to hear from experienced disability professionals, relevant educational specialists and/or health practitioners interested in supporting students and managing a team in a university environment. You will be a skilled practitioner who has a thoughtful and adaptable approach to your work, as well as a real interest in managing complex difficulties and sensitively supporting students.  You will also be committed to the advancement of disability services, inclusion agendas and widening access to this important student community. 

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in. 

For further information, please contact Mark Sawyer, Head of Wellbeing and Welfare, Reed Mews Wellbeing Centre, on email or telephone (01392) 724381. 

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to Please quote reference number P01040 in any correspondence. 

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer, an Athena Swan accredited institution and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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