Disability Officer

Full Time
  • SALARY & BENEFITS Grade G (£28,331 - £32,817 p.a.)
  • EDUCATION LEVEL Undergraduate degree (or equivalent)
  • INDUSTRY SECTOR Education
Job Description

NTU is a great place to work and we strive to have the best relationships with our staff. We highly value our people because we know that it takes a strong and diverse workforce to maintain the kind of success we have achieved. 

Our award-winning research attracts international acclaim and we are proud of our strategic partnerships.  This is all down to the ability of our people to shape, create and innovate, wherever they work with us.

In the last two years we have seen awards, publicity and recognition for the NTU community, culminating in our receipt of the prestigious University of the Year award. Along the way, we have recorded some of the highest student satisfaction levels in the country in the National Student Survey, and we have achieved the TEF gold standard for the quality of our teaching. We are also extremely proud to have been named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

Our rise in the league tables, alongside a number of prestigious national awards, demonstrate the potential that creating and forging excellent partnerships while harnessing the talents of all our people, can bring. Join us in our mission to become a university of the future and take your career to the next level.

Our Student Support Services function makes an important contribution to the NTU student experience, providing a range of specialist and professional services for students and operating in an integrated, multidisciplinary student services context across three University sites.

We are seeing to appoint a Disability Officer to work as a part of the Disability Support Team within Student support services.

Educated to degree level, the successful candidate will have a strong   understanding of current practice of the provision of support services for students in higher education. You will have significant experience of providing support to students with a range of physical, sensory and long-term health conditions, making recommendations for reasonable adjustments and working in partnership with other professionals to find support solutions to ensure that high quality support is delivered. This role will contribute to the development of University strategies to promote understanding and awareness of barriers to learning.

The role will provide support to the academic school in developing and delivering proactive strategies for supporting students. You will manage a caseload of students, provide early intervention to students experiencing a range of personal and practical difficulties and experiences that may impact on their academic progression. In addition, you will have strong communication, organisation and prioritisation skills.

Please submit no more than 2 sides of A4 to evidence how you meet the person specification for this role.

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For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Ruth Cottam ruth.cottam@ntu.ac.uk or Jayne Sanderson jayne.sanderson@ntu.ac.uk

Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances.