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Digital Accessibility Adviser - AD8219MR

University of St Andrews - Student Services

Location: St Andrews
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th May 2021
Closes: 18th June 2021
Job Ref: 299832

Start: As soon as possible

Student Services provides a comprehensive welfare and support service for all matriculated students, which includes:
  • Immigration, Disability, Finance, and Academic advice.
  • Pastoral support in halls of residence through the Warden Service
  • Out of Hours support
  • The main information service to the students from the ASC (The Advice and Support Centre).
  • Wellbeing, Coaching, Counselling, CBT and Mental Health coordination, working within a Matching Care model.
The Digital Accessibility Adviser will work across the University and sits within Student Service’s Disability Team. The role will work in close collaboration with the University Library, the Centre for Educational Enhancement and Development (CEED) and IT Services to promote digital accessibility.
The role involves supporting students through the provision assistive technology training to students, along with supporting the provision of alternative formats for print disabled students, assist students as they participate in disability screening, and setting up in-house support for students with a broad range of disabilities. More broadly, the postholder will be a champion for increased digital accessibility, raising awareness and delivering training to staff, helping to ensure digital content is compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. The postholder will hold a critical role in the promotion of inclusive learning practices and improving the student experience, particularly for disabled students.
Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Fiona Whelan, Assistant Director (Accessibility and Inclusion), email:, tel: 01334 46 4095.
Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian, Minority or Ethnic (BAME) community and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in professional services posts at the University.
The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through accreditation (Athena SWAN; Carer Positive; Stonewall, LGBT and Race Charters), as listed on:
This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Further information can be found at
This post will be primarily based at Eden Court in St Andrews. Student Services staff are currently working from home.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 5 July 2021

Please quote ref: AD8219MR

Closing Date: 18 June 2021

Further Particulars: AD8219MR FPs.doc
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