Disability Advisor Ref 5925

School/department:  Division of Student Experience, Student Support Unit   
Hours: 0.5 FTE (flexibility as to how these hours are worked subject to business need)
Contract: Permanent 
Ref: 5925
Salary: starting at £33,797 to £40,322 per annum, pro rata
Placed on: 1 June 2021
Closing date: 17 June 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 24 June 2021
Expected start date: As soon as possible


Job description

The Student Support Unit is looking to recruit to a part time (0.5 FTE) Disability Advisor (with a specialism in Specific Learning Differences) to join a well-established and experienced team.

We seek to appoint an experienced professional to assess the needs of existing and prospective students with a range of disabilities and specific learning differences and ensure that support packages and reasonable adjustments are in place and implemented.

You will have detailed knowledge of a range of disabilities and a detailed, deep and thorough knowledge of a diverse range of specific learning differences.  You will have gained substantial experience of working with people with a disability, mental health condition and SpLD and the ability to determine the suitability of reasonable adjustments and how to proactively support students within an education setting. You will have excellent communication skills, be able to develop professional relationships with colleagues, and contribute positively to the development of policies and procedures.

A strong team player we are looking for a positive, pro-active individual who can be flexible, responsive and who is willing to share their experience and advice with immediate colleagues and more widely with the academic community to support them in working with students with disabilities and specific learning differences.

For full details please see the Person Specification and Job Description.

For an informal conversation about this role, please contact Therese Reinheimer-Jones at T.Reinheimer-Jones@sussex.ac.uk

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Download job description and person specification Re 5925 [PDF 115.61KB]

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role, you can find further information on our Visa page or contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk to discuss your personal circumstances and whether you meet the criteria


How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to profservicesrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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