Pathway Lead – AccessAbility

This full-time post is available immediately on a fixed-term basis until July 2022.

Summary of the role
We are looking for an enthusiastic disability professional to take up the post of Pathway Lead (AccessAbility) on a fixed-term basis. The AccessAbility Service is part of the University’s Wellbeing Services, also comprising our welfare service, psychological therapies team and mental health advice and support service. You will assume responsibility for the day-to-day management and operational oversight of the work of the University of Exeter’s AccessAbility Service (Disability Advice, Exeter Access Centre and part of the Non-medical helper Services, Bands 1-4). The role involves close liaison and joint working across the Wellbeing Service to support students with a range of disabilities, alongside liaison with other university staff and external agencies (e.g. Student Finance, Access Centres, GP, statutory mental health services and voluntary sector agencies).

About you
We would be keen to hear from experienced disability or relevant health practitioners interested in supporting students and managing a team in a university environment. You will be a skilled practitioner who has a thoughtful and adaptable approach to your work, as well as a real interest in managing complex difficulties and sensitively supporting students. You will also be committed to the advancement of disability services and widening access to this important student community. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity for someone to join an innovative service allowing you to develop your skills and engage in service development projects. You will be a skilled practitioner, able to work with colleagues at all levels and demonstrate excellent communication skills to negotiate and influence.

Interviews will take place on w/c 21st June 2021.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment on our website (accessed by the apply button).

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter
With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campuses and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave(up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information
Please contact Kirsty Grant at [email protected] or (01392) 724381.

Please note that this post will be subject to a clear DBS check.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

Previous applicants need not apply.