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Head of Disability & Academic Support

Aston University - PVC Students

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd June 2022
Closes: 8th July 2022
Job Ref: R220386

Location: Aston University Main Campus

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Friday 08 July 2022

The service is in a period of exciting change – with considerable investment in additional resources to support our students and the role is likely to appeal to an experienced and strategic leader and manager and/or service specialist.

Reporting to the Director of Student Welfare – and working closely as part of the senior leadership team with the Head of Mental Health & Wellbeing, Head of Counselling, and the Residential Experience & Support Manager – the post-holder will line manage:

  • Disability Advice Manager 
  • Disability Advisor (5.0 FTE)
  • Academic Support Manager
  • Academic Support Specialist
  • Disability Support Coordinator 
  • Non-Medical Helpers

Ensuring service compliance with the Equality Act 2010, they will effectively and creatively deploy resources to provide specialist advice and support for students, to support them with their student experience. The post-holder will be responsible for providing expert advice and guidance to students and staff in the University’s Colleges as well as other Professional Services areas, on issues relating to student disability. Playing a critical role in helping to foster a University-wide culture of inclusion, they will be expected to drive forward innovation, continuous improvement, horizon-scan and lead change to ensure that the service model is responsible to the change external environment and student needs – implementing and utilising rich data sources, metrics and feedback, to innovate, develop and improve the service.

The role is likely to appeal to an experienced strategic leader and manager and/or service specialist.

The successful candidate is required to have Enhanced clearance from the DBS (The Disclosure and Barring Service).

Interview Date: Expected in late July.

To apply, please submit an updated and comprehensive CV (listing all relevant qualification and experience) as well as a covering letter (800 – 1500 words) outlining your suitability for the role to paul.hunt@hays.com.

For more information, and to request an information pack including job description and person specification, please contact Paul Hunt at Hays Education

T: 07921583731

E: paul.hunt@hays.com

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