Senior Disability Adviser

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University of Hertfordshire

Post Title: Senior Disability Adviser

SBU/Department: Dean of Student / Student Wellbeing

FTE: 1FTE (working 37 hours a week)

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH7 £37,099 pa to £40,521 pa with potential to progress to £44,263pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience

Annual Leave: 30 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield

As part of its continuous commitment to providing professional and specialist support services to the University Community, the Dean of Students Office is investing substantially in the growth and expansion of its dedicated team in order to reach out and support as many students as possible. The Dean of Students Office is also a key source of support and guidance to colleagues across the University, working together to enhance and support the student experience. This is a new and exciting role which is being implemented to support and contribute to a professional and specialist service which supports a growing number of students presenting to the disability team with complex, lifelong disabilities and challenges.

Main duties and responsibilities

You will deputise for the Head of Disability as appropriate, responding to emergent enquiries, providing advice and guidance and ensuring that the University continues to deliver the excellent standard of support and provision for disabled students. Carrying complex students caseloads, you will work closely with a number of university teams and external providers. You will both co-create and deliver university wider training and awareness sessions. You will have the opportunity to work on and to lead in a number of initiatives and projects designed to enhance current provision and positively impact the student journey and the university’s inclusive practice.

Skills and experience required

You will have extensive experience of working in a higher education setting within a role that has meant you have managed complex cases, managed a demanding caseload and have provided support advice and guidance to a range of students accessing higher education. You will have knowledge and experience of working with and supporting students with a range of complex difficulties and disabilities and will be committed to ensuring their access to education has no barriers.

Qualifications required

You will be educated to minimum of degree level or equivalent and hold a professional qualification or extensive CPD in a relevant area of Disability.



This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as amended. The University requires that the successful applicant who is offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. An Enhanced Disclosure will be required and this will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions. The University of Hertfordshire complies with the ‘Code of Practice for Registered Persons and other recipients of Disclosure Information’.

Overseas applicants and UK applicants who have lived abroad

Successful applicants who have lived outside the UK, for 12 months or more (whether continuously or in total), in the last 10 years, will be required to produce a ‘Certificate of Good Character/Conduct’ from each of those countries.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Emma Diston / [email protected]

Closing Date: 3 weeks after advert placed

Interview Date: TBC

Reference Number: 053984

Date advert placed: 15/09/2023

Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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