Disability Advisor


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Disability ADVISOR (Higher Education Sector)

QA Higher Education London Fulltime, Permanent Role

Some home working, mainly Mon-Friday office hours, with one evening until 8pm weekly and one Saturday per month.     

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 the development and delivery of services related to inclusive practice, and disability-related support for our degree apprenticeship programmes, and our undergraduate and postgraduate 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 helping to 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

Supporting students with their applications for Disabled Students Allowance

Supporting 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 its

application to study is desirable.  

A little more about QA: Students preparing for undergraduate study. Working professionals looking to specialise in their field. Career changers. Everyone should be given access to outstanding higher education and our aim at QA is to make that possible.

We work with our partner universities to offer courses ranging from foundation programmes to postgraduate degrees covering subject areas including Accountancy, Business, Computing, Cyber, Digital Marketing, Events Management, Project Management and Web Development and deliver in city centre locations. 

Apply now – here’s how!  

Simply hit the apply button. But if you want to know more or have any questions please contact michaela.cassa@qa.com

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.

We look forward to hearing from you!