Disability and Neurodiversity Adviser

University of Cambridge
July 10, 2024
Offerd Salary:£33,966-£44,263
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Disability and Neurodiversity Adviser

The Accessibility & Disability Resource Centre (ADRC) invites applications for a Disability and Neurodiversity Adviser for its new Non-Matriculated Student (NMS) Service.

You will provide specialist advice, guidance and support to current and prospective disabled and neurodiverse non-matriculated students (including students with Specific Learning Difficulties, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Conditions), and staff who support disabled and neurodiverse students. You will also work closely with academic and support staff within university departments and institutions (such as the Institute of Continuing Education), as well as with other professional services staff within the University's Student Services Centre. You will report to the Senior Adviser for the Non-Matriculated Student Service.

You will be qualified at degree level (or equivalent relevant experience) and a disability-related post-graduate qualification or a qualification in specific learning difficulties or Autism spectrum conditions would be desirable, as would a professional accreditation (such as membership of PAToSS, BDA, or NADP accredited member status, for example). You should have recent relevant experience of advising disabled and neurodiverse students and have an up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge of legislation, regulatory guidance and debate in relation to disability equality in a tertiary education setting. An understanding of, and commitment to, the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) would also be an advantage.

You will need excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences and expectations, demonstrating a commitment to equality of opportunity. The ability to work to deadlines in a busy support service environment is essential.

Benefits of working at the University of Cambridge include:

  • Competitive rates of pay with automatic service related pay progression and annual cost of living increases;
  • Generous annual leave allowance;
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities;
  • Generous maternity, adoption and shared parental leave entitlement and other family friendly schemes (e.g. workplace nurseries);
  • An auto-enrolment pension scheme, with a generous employer contribution;
  • Travel benefits and retail discounts at over 2,000 local and national stores;
  • Schemes to support with relocation / the provision of accommodation.
  • Further information about the role, including information for disabled applicant, is available through the further particulars document, which you can find via a link at the bottom of the advert.

    When applying please upload your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and how you meet the essential criteria set out in the Further Particulars. Candidates will be shortlisted and invited to interview based upon these criteria.

    Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Aless McCann, Senior Adviser, Non-Matriculated Student Service, ADRC via [email protected]

    Closing Date: Wednesday 10th July 2024

    Interview date: Monday 22nd July 2024

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact [email protected]

    Please quote reference AW41844 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Further information
  • Further Particulars
  • Department/Location

    Student Support, Cambridge








    4 June 2024

    Closing date

    10 July 2024

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