Disability Adviser (1 x Permanent and 1 x Fixed Term, until September 2025)

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. If you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

The Accessibility & Disability Resource Centre (ADRC) invites applications for Disability Advisers. One contracts is permanent and the other is until September 2025.

You will provide specialist advice, guidance and support to current and prospective disabled students, and staff who support disabled and neurodiverse students. You will also work closely with academic and support staff within university departments and institutions as well as with other professional services staff within the University's Student Services Centre. The post-holder will report to the Senior Adviser for Disability Advisory Team (DA Team).

You will be qualified at degree level (or equivalent relevant experience) and a disability-related post-graduate qualification would be desirable, as would a professional accreditation (such as NADP accredited member status, for example). You should have recent relevant experience of advising disabled 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.

Information for disabled applicants is contained within the further particulars document.

On your application please let us know if you would like to be considered for the permanent role, the fixed term role or both.

Both appointments are full time and the hours of work are 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday. The post-holders are expected to work a minimal of two days a week in the office.

For the fixed term position only: applications are welcome from external and internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Additional information regarding the role can be found within the Further Particulars. When applying, please upload your CV and cover letter which clearly sets out how you meet the criteria listed in the person specification of the Further Particulars along with relevant examples. Candidates will be shortlisted and invited to interview based upon these criteria.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to John Harding, Head of the ADRC at jah214@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: Sunday 26th November 2023

Interview date: Monday 11th December 2023

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If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact SSCjobs@admin.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference XD39234 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.

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