Accessibility Advisor

Falmouth University
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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About The Role

Falmouth Exeter Plus is the service delivery partner of Falmouth University and the University of Exeter. We deliver shared services and facilities for both partners in Cornwall underpinned by close collaboration with Students Union, the combined students' union for Falmouth and UoE, to ensure that the interests of students and staff are at the heart of everything we do. Both institutions are expanding their teaching and research operations in Cornwall at a pace. It is, therefore, a fast-moving environment where agility and a positive approach to change and enhancement are critical, our purpose or mission is 'to deliver world-class shared professional services to help its university partners to achieve their global ambitions.

To help support this growth a fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our dynamic Student & Library Services Directorate as an Accessibility Advisor.

Accessibility Advisors provide information, advice and support to both prospective and current disabled students. On a daily basis this includes providing information on appropriate funding, assessing and communicating recommendations for reasonable adjustments and the contribution to the development of inclusive practices and resources across the organisation.

This role would suit a self-motivated, people centred individual with excellent communication skills who would thrive by joining a close-knit and supportive team.

About You

Reporting to the Accessibility Team Leader, the successful candidate will be able work flexibility and independently and have the ability to priotise their workload in a busy environment, while being passionate about delivering excellent customer service.

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with a knowledge of a range of disabilities and the types of reasonable adjustments that can effectively support disabled students in HE.

The ideal candidate will have a degree or equivalent qualification/relevant professional experience, alongside previous knowledge of DSA, DLA/PIP and other grant funding streams available to students with disabilities and also experience in advising and supporting disabled young people/adults in an education, community, health, or employment setting. You will have excellent IT and administrative skills as a key aspect of this role is managing a demanding and complex caseload, using online systems. You will also need demonstrable experience of effective intervention and signposting in crisis situations, including in a multi-disciplinary/department setting.

This post is offered on a permanent, full-time, 37.5 hour a week contract working across Monday-Friday and staff will be expected to work both at home and on campus.

If you are looking to have an informal discussion about the vacancy ahead of applying, please email the Accessibility Team Leader, [email protected]

For full details of the skills/experience required for this role, please see the job description above.

The closing date for this position is Sunday 19 February 2023.

About Us

As an employer of choice we can offer the successful candidate for this role a range of benefits, including:

- Employer Pension Contribution up to 10%.

- 28 days + 8 days bank holiday.

- Life Assurance

- Subsidised Gym Membership

- Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Pay

- Perkbox

Alongside these benefits we offer a first class working environment across our campuses with all the facilities you would expect from working across two leading Universities.

Falmouth Exeter Plus welcomes and encourages job applications from people of all identities and backgrounds, particularly those under-represented and/or marginalised, as it is important we have a diverse range of candidates to consider.

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