Electronic Notetaker

Application Deadline: 01/08/2020


Job Details

Location: Northampton

Salary: £22,017 per annum (pro rata)

Sector: Higher Education


Job Description

INTERVIEW DATE: 22/01/2020

The University of Northampton are looking to recruit full/part-time staff on term-time contracts (37 hours per week 40 weeks per year) to the role of a Specialist Electronic Notetaker and Transcriber.

We are seeking enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our diverse ASSIST team to provide specialist enabling support, specifically electronic note taking and transcription support, to students who have a wide range of disabilities and additional needs.

About you:
You will be responsible for providing specialist enabling-support to an agreed timetable of students with varying needs and disabilities. You will be working from a variety of course-related locations; predominantly based at Waterside, but also occasionally supporting placement settings or field trips, therefore travel between locations in order to provide support is highly likely.

Principal duties will include attending lectures and other course-related activities at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and taking notes, transcripts and live records (speech-to-text reporting) on the content to either serve as a reliable record or to facilitate interaction and provide communication support. You will also transcribe study-related materials, such as lecture notes, seminar notes, oral dictation or audio files, into an alternative accessible format, and provide additional administrative support to the busy ASSIST office.

Possessing excellent standards of English, you will be a proficient typist (50-60 wpm) and have good levels of IT skills and confidence. Experience of working with deaf and/or disabled persons would be desirable but is not essential as training will be provided. You should have the ability to work well under pressure, be able to work on your own initiative and to be a proven team player, exercising discretion and confidentiality always. You will also be able to demonstrate excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills, together with a commitment to enabling disabled students to achieve their potential.

This post is subject to a background disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service before any appointment can be confirmed.

Essential qualifications:
*HE qualification – HND; Foundation degree; ordinary degree;
*Qualification and/or specialist training in electronic note-taking, e.g. Open College Network London Region (OCNLR), Action on Hearing Loss, Stereotype, or equivalent (or willingness to complete necessary training and qualification* within the first 12 months); *The costs of the training and qualification to be met by the University;

Desirable qualifications:
*Degree with honours;
*Membership of the Association of Notetaking Professionals (ANP) which is the professional body representing Electronic and Manual Notetakers;
*Qualification and/or training in disability support and awareness;
*Qualification relating to proof reading/text checking;

About us:
This is an exciting time to join our University following our relocation in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching. We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.