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Disability Tutor-Adviser (SpLD & other Neurodiversity)

Library & Learning Support Services

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £31,076 to £38,183 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Monday 13 February 2017
Closing Date:  Wednesday 08 March 2017
Interview Date:  Monday 27 March 2017
Reference:  088515-R-R-R-R

The University of Surrey is amongst the highest achieving universities in the United Kingdom, having recently been awarded The Times/Sunday Times University of the Year Award for 2016. We are ranked 4th in The Guardian league table for 2016, 8th in the complete University guide and the recipient of three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes. This has positioned Surrey for even greater success in the future.

The Department of Library and Learning Support Services (LLSS) is looking for a Disability Tutor-Adviser (SpLD & other Neurodiversity) to work within Additional Learning Support, the University’s disabilities and dyslexia service.

Coming at an opportune time to contribute to the transformation of our service, we are looking for a highly-experienced specialist to ensure our students with SpLD and other neurodiversities receive outstanding support through individually tailored tuition, mentoring and workshops.

Additionally, a core aspect of this full-time post is to act as an advisor to students and the wider University community and to work on a range of projects to improve student experience. Working as part of a dedicated and holistically-minded team, such activities will include developing and delivering staff training and development, as well as study resources and website and print guidance materials. Therefore, persons interested only in providing one-to-one tuition need not apply.

As the tutoring and mentoring aspects of the role are DSA-funded, it is essential that candidates have the required professional membership of one of the following organisations: PATOSS (full or associate membership), BDA (full professional membership), ADSHE (professional membership) or Dyslexia Guild (member, associate or fellow membership). Applicants who do not meet this requirement will not be shortlisted.

Because the post will also involve some mentoring of students on the Autism Spectrum, applicants must also EITHER: meet the DSA-QAG AS mentoring criteria (for full details, download the DSA-NMH mandatory qualifications & professional body membership requirements information, below),); OR: hold a degree and be willing to complete all five NAS core autism online training modules during their probation period.

Experience of tutoring and supporting students in a Higher Education setting is essential, as is the ability to work independently and as a team member.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of developments within the HE sector and demonstrate resilience in a time of change. Under the guidance of the Disabilities Manager the successful candidate will promote good practices across the institution and be able to work flexibly, sometimes outside of core hours, and across the year.

If you have these attributes, this is the post for you!

For informal enquiries relating to the role please contact Rebecca Neblett, Disabilities Manager at: r.neblett@surrey.ac.uk or: (01483) 689766.

In addition to salary you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement and excellent development opportunities. Benefits package includes generous salary package, award-winning pension scheme, child care assistance and discounted membership to our world-renown Surrey Sports Park.

Please apply online through the below.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

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