Education and Academic Support. Wellbeing Services
This full-time, permanent position will be available from February 2023.
This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.
Please be aware that there are currently two posts available for AccessAbility Advisors (P84232 and P40640). Please read each advert and JD. If you wish to apply for both roles please state this at the top of your supporting statement and your application will be considered for both posts.
About the role
We are seeking to recruit a flexible and adaptable AccessAbility Advisor to join our highly skilled and committed team on a permanent basis.
The AccessAbility Service is part of the wider University's Wellbeing Service provision. Our vision is to offer accessible and flexible support for the whole range of disabilities that may impact upon student learning; health and wellbeing are crucial ingredients of effective study and play a key role in helping students enjoy a rich and fulfilling student experience.
This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to join an innovative service, allowing you to develop your skills and engage in inclusive new projects. We are currently developing and extending our support to prospective and current students who declare a disability. The post holder will need to work as part of a team, whilst also being responsible for their own individual work. There will be a need to work credibly with academic and professional services staff within the University as part of this role.
You will be a skilled and experienced disability practitioner with a thoughtful and adaptable approach to your work and a real interest in managing challenging situations whilst sensitively supporting students. You will have demonstrable experience working directly with students with a range of disabilities in a support capacity.
You will also be committed to the advancement of disability services and widening access to this important student community.
We are always keen to hear from relevant education, health or experienced social care practitioners interested in supporting students with a range of disabilities in a university setting.
We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.
Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.
We offer some fantastic benefits including:
- 41 days leave per year
- options for flexible working
- numerous discounts at leading retailers
- onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
- sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
- stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Jessica Rourke, AccessAbility Pathway Lead, J.Rourke@Exeter.ac.uk or 01392 723880.
- OrganisationOther Organisations
- Work LocationExeterDevon
- Work Postcode
- Occupational GroupAdministrative, Secretarial & Office SupportManagement & Senior Management
- Salary Details
The starting salary will be from £30,502 on Grade E depending on qualifications and experience.
- Job TermPermanent
- Appointment TypeFull Time
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required