|Salary:||£38,304 to £45,026 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance. Grade 6|
|Placed On:||24th May 2023|
|Closes:||4th June 2023|
Building and Campus: This is currently a hybrid working role with both work from home and on campus. The role will be based in our department, currently on the Strand campus
Contact: Hannah Bell, Head of Disability Support & Inclusion (Mental Health & Learning Support), email@example.com
Hiring manager/s: Hannah Bell
The King’s community is dedicated to the service of society. King’s Strategic Vision 2029 sets out our vision for the future, shaped around five priority areas: educate to inspire and improve; research to inform and innovate; serve to shape and transform; a civic university at the heart of London; and an international community that services the world. Our ambitious Education Strategy sets out the actions that we must take to transform how we teach, how and where our students learn and how we support them during their time with us.
We are the Disability Support Team. We offer information, advice and guidance to disabled students (both prospective and current students) as part of an overarching Student Support & Wellbeing team. Through offering practical and professional advice and guidance, we aim to complement the support provided within academic faculties and tailor it to ensure the bespoke needs of individuals are both considered and met. In addition, the Disability Support Team play a crucial role in embedding inclusive practices as standard across the university.
We are part of the Students & Education Directorate, a collection of wide-ranging professional services in place to support King’s students and their education. As a directorate we manage the student lifecycle from application to graduation and beyond, to ensure a coherent and seamless student experience and effective administrative processes, working closely with King’s faculties to do so.
About the Role
The Disability Adviser (Mental Health) is responsible for providing accurate and relevant information, advice, and guidance, impartially and confidentially to disabled applicants and students. The primary responsibility will be for applicants and students with long term mental health conditions and autistic spectrum conditions.
They will work collaboratively across King’s College London’s faculties, departments, and professional services, as well as with external agencies to provide a high-quality disability support service to ensure that disabled students can participate fully in their studies. They will liaise with colleagues within the university to review, develop and implement policies, practices, and procedures to enhance access and inclusion of students with long term mental health conditions and autistic spectrum conditions. They will also work to support initiatives that raise awareness of the needs of students with long term mental health conditions and autistic spectrum conditions throughout King’s, and to develop and deliver associated training.
This is an exciting opportunity for candidates looking to students, and who wish to utilise their skills and expertise in mental health conditions and/or Autistic Spectrum conditions.
We encourage applications from candidates who have experience from both within and outside of the Higher Education sector where they can demonstrate the skills needed to succeed in this role.
This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.
This is a full-time post, but we welcome applications from candidates seeking a flexible work pattern within our necessary service operating hours.
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