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Disability & Inclusion Adviser

Buckinghamshire New University

Location: High Wycombe, Uxbridge, Hybrid
Salary: £32,332 to £36,024
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th April 2024
Closes: 16th April 2024
Job Ref: 1541

Buckinghamshire New University is an ambitious, modern university that is always open to fresh ideas and thinking. We believe in the transformative power of education, and in doing the right thing by our students, people and local community. That’s why our BNU community is a special place to work and study, and where people who want to make a difference can contribute and succeed.

Our University’s DRIVE values and are at the heart of all that we do. We are united in being dynamic, responsible, inclusive, visionary and empowering to ensure that we provide the best experience to our learners and offer excellent service to our partners and to each other as colleagues. Our commitment to these values is unwavering and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you require.

The successful candidate will provide a point of contact, information, and support for a range of learners with access needs, including those with mental health difficulties, autism, sensory and mobility impairments/loss and long-term medical conditions.

The post holder will assess, make, and communicate recommendations for reasonable adjustments to appropriate areas of the University to ensure learners are supported throughout their studies. They will also help students apply for funding via Disabled Students' Allowances, make referrals to other teams within the University and keep accurate records of their interventions.

The successful candidate should have knowledge and understanding of the nature and challenges involved in life at university and the ways in which disability can impact on study. They should also be agile and effective communicators, understand disability legislation and the duties of the University, be able to analyse and problem solve complex situations under pressure.

What we offer:

  • A generous holiday entitlement (35/30 days per annum, plus bank holidays & closure days)
  • Hybrid working (dependant on business needs)
  • Training & development support opportunities
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Discounted gym membership for our on-site gym
  • A range of staff discounts with major retailers

If you have the qualities and attributes representative of the University’s values and ambition, we would be delighted to hear from you.  

For further information about this role please contact Louise Gilzean at Louise.Gilzean@bnu.ac.uk. 

All applications are to be made in full and online. 

BNU is proud to have a diverse community and a strong track record of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our aim is to continue to build an environment where everyone thrives and can be themselves. We therefore ensure that our interview/shortlisting Chairs complete the relevant e-learning and/or inclusive recruitment training.

We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in BNU’S workforce. These include people from global majority backgrounds, disabled people, and LGBTQI+ people, particularly in more senior roles.

Closing Date: 16 April 2024

Interview Date:  23 April 2024

Please note that an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required for this position. The successful applicant will be required to give consent to check their criminal record status through the DBS. Information will be kept in strict confidence. Your offer of appointment will be subject to the University being satisfied with the outcome of this check.  

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