Disability Advisor

£26,496 to £31,604 per annum
07 Sep 2017
20 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Post Title: Disability Advisor (Mental Health)

Academic Unit/Department: Student Support/Student Services

Location: Newton Park

Line Manager: Disability Service Manager

Rate of Pay: £26,496 to £31,604 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Ref: 09/17/2508

Closing Date: 12 midnight GMT, 20 September 2017

Interview Date: 3 October 2017

About us

At Bath Spa University we work with one clear vision: to be a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. And we place collaboration at the heart of everything we do. With ever growing student numbers, we make sure our people are engaged and empowered by blending digital technologies, international perspectives, work-oriented connections and inspirational teaching. Together we’re on a journey to transform our students’ lives. And it starts with people like you.

The Student Support Service provides professional advice and guidance for students, prospective students and their supporters and University staff on a wide range of areas, including; student finance, disability matters, academic access and inclusion, physical and mental health and wellbeing, student engagement and peer mentoring. We put our students at the very centre of all we do and you will have the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and experience from working in a dynamic and busy service.

About the role

An opportunity has arisen to join our multidisciplinary team to take a proactive role in providing  a comprehensive advice and guidance service to students around access and inclusion matters ensuring the University meets its legal obligations towards disabled students in line with equality legislation. The post-holder takes the lead on matters relating to students disclosing mental health conditions; the provision of advice and guidance relating to eligibility for DSA and the implementation of recommendations. The post holder contributes to the implementation of effective strategies and policies to facilitate an inclusive learning environment for Bath Spa students.

To work closely with other Student Support staff, academic and professional service colleagues to communicate effectively about students’ access requirements and recommended adjustments.

About you (requirements)

We are seeking candidates who are comfortable both working autonomously and as part of a dynamic and enthusiastic team. You will have strong interpersonal and communication skills and relevant professional experience in the delivery of advice; experience in working in the field of mental health; up to date knowledge of relevant legislation relating to disability and a demonstrable understanding of DSA. You will be able to demonstrate your IT competency and be highly organised and motivated.

How to apply

For further information or to apply on-line please click apply.  Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed. 

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff.  These include a nursery, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies

Please note, unfortunately due to the SOC level and salary associated with this post we would be unable to sponsor any applicants requiring a Tier 2 (general) visa.

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community