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Disability Adviser

University of Winchester

Location: Winchester
Salary: £24,285 to £27,131 per annum (Up to £28,762 per annum for an exceptional candidate)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th December 2022
Closes: 20th December 2022

We are looking for a Disability Adviser to join our integrated Student Support and Success team. This role involves providing face-to-face support, advice and guidance to students with disabilities, long term medical needs and mental health needs.

The role offers an exciting opportunity to be involved in student facing support across the full range of university courses and degree levels. You will provide information, advice and guidance to students, teaching and professional staff and to applicants with disabilities, learning differences and long-term medical needs in line with the Equalities Act (2010) definition on disability.  

You will be responsible for ensuring that individual requirements can be met to support students. You will assess students support requirements and you will draw up learning agreements for students with additional needs. You will facilitate students’ understanding of their Educational Psychologist and Needs Assessment reports. You will ensure that problems with support, or in the academic environment, are solved swiftly and fully through the implementation of specialist disability knowledge. You will be actively involved in improving the accessibility of the University and in ensuring that its practices and procedures comply with the Equality Act (2010).

As our ideal candidate you will have experience of working with students with disabilities within, HE or other educational settings. You will have a solid understanding of the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) and the Equality Act (2010). Confidentiality and discretion are also key requirements for this position.

The University particularly welcomes applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds for this post as they are under-represented in jobs at this level. Please be assured that all applicants will be treated equally during the selection process.

One of our core values is ‘individuals matter’. As an employee at the University of Winchester, we are committed to your wellbeing and development. You will have access to a wide range of benefits and support including:

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Holiday entitlement of 21 days per year rising by 5 days after 5 years’ service and the option to buy extra leave up to a maximum of 35 days
  • Discounts at many retailers, restaurants and entertainment
  • Free wellbeing events including weekly exercise classes
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • On site gym and sports facilities

Closing Date: 20 December 2022

Interview Date: To be confirmed

To apply, please click on the Apply button above. Please note that posts close at midnight on the date stated. Late applications will not be accepted. Current employees, please login to e-recruitment with your University staff username & password details using the 'Existing user login' link. 

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