Disability Advisor Ref 8895

Department: Division of Student Experience, Student Advice and Guidance
Hours: full-time hours considered up to 1 FTE.
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 8895
Salary: Starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum
Placed on: 17 June 2022
Closing date: 06 July 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: As 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 people who have a range of disabilities but will also have a deep and thorough knowledge and experience working with people who have physical disabilities and with people who have visual and hearing impairments. 

Equipped with this experience you have the ability to determine the suitability of reasonable adjustments and how to proactively support individuals within an education setting. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be able to develop professional relationships with colleagues across a large organisation, and contribute positively to the development of policies and procedures.

A strong team player, we are looking for a positive, proactive individual who can be flexible, responsive and willing to share their experience, knowledge and advice with immediate colleagues and more widely with the academic community to support all staff working with students with disabilities.

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

Please contact Mike Pudan by emailing m.pudan@sussex.ac.uk to arrange an informal conversation.

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 Ref 8895 [PDF 188.94KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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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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