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Student Disability Team Leader

Enabling Services

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 29 June 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1387721EW

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Student Services and support students as part of our Disability and Inclusion service.  We are currently recruiting for a proactive and enthusiastic Student Disability Team Leader to manage the University’s Student Disability Practitioner team to deliver high quality, seamless, disability support and advice for students within the context of the Equality Act 2010.  

As a Student Disability Team Leader, you will lead the team responsible for supporting disabled students through specialist support and reasonable adjustments.  The students we support include, but are not limited to, those with physical disabilities, mental health and wellbeing conditions such as depression or anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, hearing impairment, visual impairment and long term health conditions, such as chronic fatigue, or epilepsy.   

In this role you will be expected to: 

  • Manage a team of specialist practitioners, including the setting clear objectives, managing performance and ensuring KPIs are understood and achieved 
  • Develop and maintain clear processes and procedures for the team that put the student at the heart of everything we do.
  • Work in partnership with the Disability and Inclusion managers to ensure the service runs safely and efficiently and that staff are developed and supported in their roles.
  • Work collegially with other colleagues to take a multi-disciplinary approach which creates a seamless student experience to support our students. 
  • Lead on an individual project area within related to student support, chair meetings and lead discussion groups 
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a Student Disability and Inclusion strategy to ensure an outstanding student experience for all.

Successful candidates must have a relevant degree, or be able to demonstrate an equivalent skill level and/or hold a relevant specialist qualification. An understanding of working within a Higher Education setting would be beneficial.  Applications are welcomed from those with experience of team leadership working in a relevant field (e.g. disability advisors, occupational health, specialist teachers) or with an interest in this field and must be able to demonstrate experience of managing a team.  

Please note, being able to work flexibly is a requirement of this role; you will work both virtually and in a large open plan office and you will be part of a rota that operates from 8am –8pm across weekdays; occasional weekend and evening work is required for Open Days and Transition events for new students.  This role will need an enhanced DBS check.

The salary for this post starts from £30,942 (FTE). Further benefits include the opportunity to join the University’s pension scheme, 30 days annual leave and access to a number of University employer discount schemes.  

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 1387721EW on all correspondence.

 

 

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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