Lancaster University

Lancaster University

IT Trainer and Support Advisor (Assistive Technologies)

United Kingdom

Closing in 10 days

IT Trainer and Support Advisor (Assistive Technologies)

ISS - Faculty IT Salary: £38,205 to £44,263 Closing Date: Sunday 08 October 2023 Interview Date: Thursday 12 October 2023 Reference: 1003-23

Are you passionate about building a more inclusive society? Are you highly motivated and a self-starter?

Information Systems Services is seeking to appoint an IT Trainer and Support Advisor (Assistive Technologies) with expert knowledge and extensive, proven experience in supporting users with assistive software and technologies.

You will join our small team of digital accessibility assistants dedicated to supporting our academic and support staff to create accessible digital content primarily for teaching and learning. You will design and provide regular training in accessible content creation and use of auditing tools such as Ally, maintain guidance and support materials, provide advice on a range of accessibility-related issues including support for ISS developers and procurement of new software.

You will specialise in providing advice for staff and students using assistive software and be a strong advocate for our disabled community through membership of campus and other networks.

We are committed to the development of our people, and you will be encouraged to take professional development opportunities to enhance your knowledge and skills.

Lancaster University offers 25 days annual leave in addition to statutory bank holidays and additional University closure days at Christmas and Easter. There are opportunities for continuing professional development, a flexible benefits package as well as family-friendly, work-life balance policies.

The role is based in the Information Systems Services Division at Lancaster's Bailrigg campus. It's a campus-based role but you can currently benefit from Lancaster's agile working policy.

The post is offered on a full-time basis but the role could be considered as part time or a job share for suitable candidates.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

Informal enquiries can be made to Alison Sharman, [email protected]

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    The University provides an environment that strongly supports the

    individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster' information page.

    We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an

    individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.

    We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless

    of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

    Job details


    IT Trainer and Support Advisor (Assistive Technologies)


    Lancaster University


    United Kingdom


    September 14, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 08, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science,Engineering

    About the employer

    Established in 1964 by the Royal Charter, Lancaster University is amongst the leading research-intensive universities in the UK. It is among the only 6 collegiate universities in the country and has collaborations with NHS, GCHQ, LEP, CEH, EA, Sunway University, and UFLA, Brazil. Initially, the university was based at St. Leonard's Gate. The campus was moved to Bailrigg in South Lancaster in 1968. The university formerly had four colleges namely Cartmel, County, Lonsdale, and Bowland. Grizedale, Fylde, Furness, Pendle, and Graduate colleges were set up after 1990. Currently, it has 9 colleges that offer a total of 18 research programs.

    The Lancaster University campus occupies a beautiful 560-acre parkland site at Bailrigg, just three miles from Lancaster city center. The Bailrigg campus is home to Lancaster Arts, bringing together our own theatre, art gallery, and concert series. The Nuffield Theatre is one of the largest professional studio theatres in Europe. It hosts public performances of theatre, contemporary dance and live art from some of the best-known and respected companies from the UK and abroad. Each of the 9 colleges has its private residence blocks, administration staff, halls, bars, and Wi-Fi enabled common areas. There are two banks, a bakery, an ice-cream parlor, general stores and supermarkets, a beauty salon, and a post office on the university campus. Lancaster also has Chaplaincy Centre which houses prayer rooms with facilities for different faiths such as Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Islam, and Baha'i. Lancaster University provides university bus services making it convenient for the students and employees to commute. Further, the M6 motorway is only a five minutes' drive from the campus. It takes 10 minutes to drive to the West Coast Main Line that connects the city to London, Scotland, and Manchester.

    The academic structure of the university consists of undergraduate degree programs, postgraduate courses, research, and doctoral level programs. The acclaimed staff of the university guides the students into international level research centered on humanities, business subjects, natural sciences, modern languages, social sciences, and technology. Presently, the university has over 13,000 full-time students enrolled for first and higher degrees. There are 3,027 employees on the university campus including 1,323 faculty members.

    Lancaster University has over 148,000 alumni in more than 180 countries. The university has a notable list of alumni who have gained recognition in their respective disciplines. Emily Fleeshman is a Hollywood actress, famous for her role of Nikki in popular TV show Still Open All Hours. Also, she is the founder of an acting school named ‘The Actors' Lab’ based in Salford. Satnam Rana is a news presenter on BBC. Some other noble laureates of the university are Roger Ashton-Griffiths (actor), Andrew Brooke Miller (Novelist), Catherine Jane Smith (a member of British Labour Party), Lucy Jane Briers (actor), Andy Serkis (actor and director), Bruce Sewell (former counsel of Apple).

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