Disability Advisor


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Disability ADVISOR (Higher Education Sector)

QA Higher Education Birmingham FT, Permanent Role with some Travel          

Are you currently a Disability Advisor preferably within the Education sector and ideally qualified to level 7 in Learning Difficulties and Disabilities? If so, we have a fantastic new role … come join us!

About our role:  As Disability Advisor you will support out Head of Welfare and Compliance in the development and delivery of services related to inclusive practice and disability-related support for our degree apprenticeship programmes and out undergrad and postgrad qualifications

Here’s what’s involved:

Meeting with a high volume of students to review and discuss reasonable adjustments (such as additional exam arrangements) and following pre-determined processes to administer follow-up and communication with relevant staff

Establishing and developing support for students in using assistive technology and help develop an Assistive Technology suite

Working as part of a team to identify, develop and promote new initiatives to support students with additional learning needs

To support students with their applications for Disabled Students Allowance

To support the administration of learning support funding claims for Degree apprenticeships Developing links with the faculties across the University to promote inclusive learning and teaching

Bring your experience:

You will have experience of providing expert one-to-one advice to disabled students or students with complex needs, including multi-agency liaison (essential)

Proven track record of supporting individuals in crisis (essential)

Experience in working in Higher Education (desirable)

You will have a proven track record of developing and/or implementing inclusive policy and practice in an organisational context (desirable)

Practical working knowledge of the Equality Act 2010 in relation to all protected characteristics and a sound grasp of the legal aspects of supporting disabled students Understanding of the SEND Code of Practice 2015

Level 7 qualification in Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (ideally)

A working knowledge of assistive technology (e.g. mind mapping software) and it

application to study is desirable.  

What we’ll do for you: Being a learning partner, we get how important your learning and development is and of course we want you to be the best. We’ll give you the very best development to do your job.

Our perks:

You’ll work hard and do great things for our organisation so we’ll make sure your efforts and achievements are well-rewarded with an attractive package.

Core Benefits

25 days holiday rising to 28 plus bank holidays of course

4% pension contribution

Life Assurance of 4 x annual salary

A little more about us: QA is one of the largest learning services organisations in the UK, developing skills and capabilities for everyone from apprentices to business leaders. Headquartered in London, but with a nationwide network of state-of-the-art training centres, QA Group is comprised of four fast-growing divisions- Learning, Apprenticeships, Consulting and Higher Education- all of which deliver innovative and cutting edge skills solutions to UK organisations.

Equal Opportunities At QA, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. This means we continually celebrate the diverse community different individuals cultivate. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place.

How to apply and who to contact:

Using the apply link, please submit your details and we will be back in touch shortly. Should you have any queries and wish to speak with us please call Michaela on 01753 898671

We look forward to hearing from you!