University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Student Disability and Inclusive Support Coordinator

Student Disability and Inclusive Support Coordinator Student Experience & Engagement

Location: Highfield Campus Salary: £29,605 to £33,966 per annum Full Time Permanent Closing Date: Monday 20 May 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2706624AJ

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and proactive person to join Student Experience & Engagement and support students as part of our Student Disability and Inclusion service.

As a Student Disability and Inclusion Support Coordinator you will be responsible for coordinating and delivering specialist disability support for students to help ensure they are able to access all aspects of university life.

Working closely with the Disabled Student Inclusion Team Leader and a team of Student Disability and Inclusive Support Coordinators, you will have responsibility for specific support areas but will also work as part of a team to ensure the timely delivery of all support. The support programmes include, but would not be limited to:

  • Supporting students to access the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA).
  • Liaising with external providers of support to put in place recommendations made in students' Needs Assessment Reports.
  • Have an oversight of the provision of Assistive Technology Software that is available to students.
  • Supporting activities which relate to the transition of first year disabled students into university.
  • Meeting with students to provide advice on how to access student support.
  • Responding to student queries related to disability and inclusion, via email and phone.
  • Other projects as required through identifying students' needs.
  • The role will combine both project work as well as the opportunity to work directly with students. You will work as part of our Student Disability and Inclusion team and will need to build relationships effectively with a range of internal and external partners.

    The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to communicate clearly with students in a variety of ways.
  • Strong coordinating and administrative skills.
  • Problem solving skills to introduce new ways of working.
  • Experience of managing a fluctuating and often demanding workload.
  • Please note that occasional weekend working is required to support University events such as, Open Days, Welcome events, transition to university activities and graduation.

    The role can accommodate hybrid working in line with the needs of the service, but please be aware that a full-time member of staff would usually work 3 days on campus and 2 days remotely. The role involves working in an open-plan office when on campus.

    Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive rates of pay. All our benefits can be viewed here: https: // www. southampton.ac.uk/hr/services/benefits- explained/index.page

    We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect, and equality of opportunity. We select candidates based on merit and ability and aspire to thrive in the diversity of our workforce. We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities, people from LGBTQ+ communities, and people with disabilities.

    An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

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  • We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcome applicants who support our mission of inclusivity.

    Apply by 11.59pm GMT on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or [email protected] quoting the job number.

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    Title

    Student Disability and Inclusive Support Coordinator

    Employer

    University of Southampton

    Location

    United Kingdom

    Published

    May 02, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 20, 2024

    Job type

    Administration/Managerment

    Field

    Education

    About the employer

    One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton got the university status in 1952.
    The University of Southampton offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation year courses in various disciplines. The different departments of the university include the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Apart from the core subjects, Southampton also offers some exclusive areas of study including audiology, acoustical engineering, archaeology, criminology, optoelectronics, and gerontology.

    The university has seven campuses; amongst them, five are in Southampton itself and the other two are in Winchester and Malaysia, respectively. Highfields is the main campus of the University of Southampton. Notably, Southampton is a vibrant city with enormous opportunities. All the seven campuses of the University of Southampton boast of world-class infrastructure. The campuses maintain the most optimized environs for advanced learning. There are hi-tech laboratories, art studios, and libraries on the campuses. The university comprises highly-experienced faculty members who are from the academia as well as respective industries. Further, Southampton maintains collaborations with the leading universities and institutions across the world for student exchange and study-abroad programs.

    The University of Southampton is dedicated to research-oriented education. It has partnered with other universities, government bodies and industries to conduct integrated research and innovation programs. The university is also funded by businesses for commercial research and development. Southampton conducts skill development programs for students catering to the demands of industries. The adaptability and aptitude for evolving technologies are cultivated amongst the students to help them grow as future leaders. Further, the university has a placement cell and maintains tie-ups with industries for the placements of students.

    The University of Southampton features holistic environments for the overall development of the students. Apart from best-in-class academic modules, the university offers ample opportunities to maintain physical fitness and mental well-being. There are sports courts, swimming pools, gymnasiums and cafeterias on the campuses. Further, regular fitness classes, sports meets, cross-disciplinary activities, competitions, cultural events, and fests are organized at the university. The University of Southampton also engages in various social and environmental awareness campaigns. Moreover, students get the opportunity to participate in community development initiatives. The university has the mission to build a better world with innovative minds.

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