Disability Inclusion Services Manager

University of Plymouth
April 07, 2024
Offerd Salary:£38,205 - £44,263
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£38,205 - £44,263 per annum - Grade 7

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Permanent, Full-Time

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Professional/Support Services
Disability Inclusion Services Manager


This is an exciting chance to be part of a progressive and cutting-edge University in a beautiful location, where we put students at the heart of everything that we do and where you can really make a difference. You will be part of a Student Services team committed to streamlining access to student support and delivering an outstanding service that allows students to receive specialist advice and guidance which are easy to find and access.

Supporting our disabled students is a key priority for the University and we are focused on providing support throughout the student journey to ensure successful academic outcomes. You will be responsible for managing the delivery and development of the Disability Inclusion Services team in providing high quality guidance and advice to students and staff at the University. You will manage a small caseload of disabled students and maintain an excellent relationship with the Faculties and other departments regarding the dissemination and implementation of disability-related support and development of inclusive practice. The ability to self-manage and prioritise is crucial.

We are looking for someone with experience of supporting disabled students to lead our Disability Inclusion Services team. You will have knowledge of disabilities in a higher education context. You will also bring experience of developing a service, you will be creative with a passion for using innovative technology and a commitment to evaluating services and work practices to ensure continuous improvement. Knowledge of relevant legal frameworks and dedication to inclusivity will be essential.

You'll be an excellent team player and able to problem solve and plan work flow to maximise effectiveness and to develop the offer to our disabled students, at times working on projects outside of your own area of responsibility or expertise. You'll be comfortable and calm working under pressure and will be involved proactively in developing disability inclusion with colleagues across the University.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role, please contact Debbie Fuge at [email protected].

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

This role will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check plus a Adult's Barred List check.

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 22 April 2024 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities. A summary of our comprehensive benefits can be viewed here.

A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by the University of Plymouth Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Plymouth. Employees of the University of Plymouth Services Limited work alongside the University of Plymouth colleagues in delivery of Plymouth's strategic vision, and will adopt the University of Plymouth's HR policies and procedures in full unless otherwise stated.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+

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