Disability Advisor Ref 6618

School/department: Division of Student Experience, Student Support Unit   
Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Salary: starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on1 October 2021
Closing date13 October 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview dateAs soon as possible
Expected start dateAs soon as possible

Job description

The Student Support Unit is looking to recruit a Disability Advisor  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, specific learning differences and mental health conditions, ensuring that support packages and reasonable adjustments are in place and implemented.

 You will have sound knowledge and experience of working with a range of disabilities as referenced above however you will also have a deep and thorough knowledge as well of experience working with students who have a physical disability and with people who have visual impairments.  Equipped with this experience you have 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.

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

 Please contact Wendy Tozer by emailing w.j.tozer@sussex.ac.uk and she will arrange an informal conversation with the Associate Director.

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

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Re 6618 [PDF 105.26KB]

Visa Sponsorship Queries:    

"This role may be eligible for sponsorship. If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page for further information. If you want further advice on sponsorship eligibility please contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk "

How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 119.50KB] 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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