Student Inclusion Advisor

Staffordshire University
November 28, 2022
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Student Inclusion Advisor Student & Academic Services

Location: Stoke Campus Salary: £25,642 to £29,619 Per Annum - Full Time Permanent Release Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022 Closing Date: Monday 28 November 2022 Reference: SAAS22-43

Who is Staffordshire University?

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK's foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London's Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there's one thing that sets us apart, it's our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented professional, to join Staffordshire University's Student Inclusion Team, which is part of the Student Support and Wellbeing Service. The team supports students from diverse backgrounds to make the transition to HE and thrive.

The Student Inclusion Advisor's role is to ensure students with inclusion needs are supported at university and have access to DSA funded support where appropriate. The role provides advice and guidance to students, colleagues, and stakeholders regarding all aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion. The successful applicant will be pivotal in ensuring that student inclusion needs are understood and met across the university. Detailed working knowledge of the Equality Act 2010, DSA processes, GDPR, attention to detail and the ability to keep accurate case notes and student records are essential in this role.

You will also support the wider team by providing excellent student support by participating in events, campaigns, and initiatives throughout the year to support recruitment activities, retention, and achievement of Staffordshire University students. You will need to be culturally aware, sensitive and have a real interest in making a positive difference to the experience of students.

The postholder will work with the Head of Student Support and Wellbeing, and wider team. The successful applicant will be adaptable, flexible, and work well in a busy and demanding environment. The post requires passion to continually develop specialist information provision and new initiatives grounded in student feedback, data and benchmarking across the sector, utilising the latest technology and working partnership work with the Students' Union.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Joanna Blaiklock - joanna.blaiklock@staffs.ac.uk

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 32 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans
  • We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.

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  • Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

    We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University.

    We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.

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