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Assistant Disability Adviser (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

The University of Cambridge is seeking a full-time Assistant Disability Adviser to support the work of the Accessibility & Disability Resource Centre for a fixed term of two years.

The Accessibility & Disability Resource Centre (ADRC) is part of the Student Support Department within Education Services. The ADRC provides advice, information and support to prospective disabled applicants, undergraduates, graduates and to the staff who support them. It also provides support and advice to Colleges and Departments/Faculties on the Equality Act (2010) in relation to disability equality matters.

The Assistant Disability Adviser will be responsible for a range of operational, budgetary and student support tasks within the Accessibility & Disability Resource Centre. The successful candidate will provide initial advice and guidance to students related to academic-related disability support, working closely with the ADRC's advisory teams. Information, advice and guidance will be provided to staff, students and external organisations as part of the defined service delivered to disabled students at the University of Cambridge. The role-holder will report into one of the ADRC's Senior Advisers.

Interested applicants for this post should be educated to degree level (or equivalent) or have equivalent experience and have administrative experience within a Higher Education environment. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and written communication skills and be able to demonstrate an ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines. Experience of working directly with students and an understanding of the support requirements of disabled students in higher education are desirable.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Any application should clearly set out how you meet the Person Profile criteria listed in the Further Particulars (see below) along with relevant examples. Candidates will be shortlisted based upon these criteria.

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The closing date for applications is 13 June 2023.

Interviews will take place on 21 June 2023.

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Please quote reference AW36878 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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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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