Disability Officer

Application Deadline: 28/01/2022

Job Details

Location: London

Salary: £31,406 per annum

Sector: Higher Education

Job Description

The Institute of Inner-City Learning (IICL) is one of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s four Institutes with campuses in Birmingham and London.

The IICL has multiple intakes per annum, delivers continuous learning, teaching and recruitment cycles and operates in an intensely competitive inner-city and multicultural HE environment. The Institute currently has approx. 4,000 non-residential students on Certificates of Higher Education, Honours degrees, Masters and Doctoral programmes, some of which are also taught at weekends.

The main purpose of the job is to provide advice and support to disabled students. Your duties will include: assessment activity to identify Specific Learning Differences; disability review interviews with disabled applicants; and all aspects of administration of support for disabled students at the London campuses. This will include, where appropriate, supporting students in their application for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). You will act as a point of contact for all disabled students, including those not eligible for DSA support.

You will be required to liaise with a range of external agencies including assessors and funding bodies. Internally, you will be required to liaise with a range of colleagues including other members of professional support and academic staff, to ensure that the needs of disabled students are met. As a key member of the Learning Support Team, you will participate in the University’s regulatory procedures for supporting disabled students including Statements of Compensatory Measures and Extenuating Circumstances procedures.

You will have an in-depth understanding of learning support in a higher education context, and in undertaking your responsibilities will be expected to lead by example and to promote Equality and Diversity and the Dignity at Work ethos.

The role may involve working at other campuses and might require duties outside of normal working hours. You will work remotely whilst the current COVID-19 situation necessitates working from home, but your primary location will be London. This is a Full-time permanent job with a Part-Time option for the right candidate. Please note the role may include weekend support.

Please view the Job Description for further details, where you will also find a list of the essential and desirable ‘Person Specification’ criteria.

You will need to hold:
• An honours degree or equivalent
• Level 5 qualification in SpLDs

You should also have:
• Evidence of current experience of disabled student support at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level
• Excellent knowledge of disability legislation
• Experience of interpreting diagnostic and Needs Assessments reports
• Good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
• Ability to demonstrate effective IT and organisational skills

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Please note, this application process does not include the option to submit a CV. Therefore, your application will be assessed based on your answers to the application questions only and, in particular, your Supporting Statement.

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Closing date: Friday, 28th January 2022, 11:59pm

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