Head of Disability & Academic Support

Application Deadline: 08/07/2022

Job Details

Location: Aston University (Birmingham)

Salary: £42, 149 to £50,296, per annum

Sector: Higher Education

Job Description

The service is in a period of exciting change – with considerable investment in additional resources to support our students and the role is likely to appeal to an experienced and
strategic leader and manager and/or service specialist.

Reporting to the Director of Student Welfare – and working closely as part of the senior leadership team with the Head of Mental Health & Wellbeing, Head of Counselling, and the
Residential Experience & Support Manager – the post-holder will line manage:

• Disability Advice Manager
• Disability Advisor (5.0 FTE)
• Academic Support Manager
• Academic Support Specialist
• Disability Support Coordinator
• Non-Medical Helpers

Ensuring service compliance with the Equality Act 2010, they will effectively and creatively deploy resources to provide specialist advice and support for students, to support them with
their student experience. The post-holder will be responsible for providing expert advice and guidance to students and staff in the University’s Colleges as well as other Professional
Services areas, on issues relating to student disability. Playing a critical role in helping to foster a University-wide culture of inclusion, they will be expected to drive forward innovation, continuous improvement, horizon-scan and lead change to ensure that the service model is responsible to the change external environment and student needs – implementing and utilising rich data sources, metrics and feedback, to innovate, develop and improve the service.

The role is likely to appeal to an experience and strategic leader and manager and/or service specialist.