Lead Practitioner - Student Support Unit (Disability Support) Ref: 6412

School/department: Student Experience
Hours: full time or part time hours  considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent  
Reference:  6412
Salary: Starting at £42,149 to £50,296 per annum, pro-rata if part-time
Placed on:  24 August 2021
Closing date: 15 September 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: As soon as possible 


Job description

The Student Experience Division are looking to recruit a Lead Practitioner for the Student Support unit, a team dedicated to supporting students with a range of disabilities throughout their University journey.

We seek to appoint a highly skilled disability practitioner who is not only experienced in assessing the needs of existing and prospective students with a range of physical disabilities; long term health conditions; learning differences and mental health conditions but has experience of a managing a case load and a team of very experienced and well established advisors and expert administrators in this field.

You will have substantial experience of determining the suitability of reasonable adjustments and how to proactively support students within an education setting. Experienced at building professional relationships with colleagues and an excellent communicator you will lead on the development of policies and procedures as well as inputting with others on existing processes and reviews.

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

Key Working relationships: Students from across the University, Connectors in co-creation roles, Director for the Student Experience all academics and professional services within schools, Division of the Student Experience, local needs assessment Centres, primary and secondary care providers, social care teams

Please contact Wendy Tozer at w.j.tozer@sussex.ac.uk and she can 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 Ref 6412 [PDF 153.67KB]

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 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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