Disability Adviser – AD8995NB

Student Services provides a comprehensive and confidential support service for students, which includes advising in money, international, academic and disability issues, as well as offering personal and emotional advice via counselling and wellbeing services.  


You will work as part of the Disability Team within Student Services supporting prospective and current students with a range of disabilities and long-term medical conditions including specific learning difficulties and mental health issues. You will assess their needs and ensure that they have access to the information, support and adjustments they require to successfully complete their course of studies. You will co-ordinate appropriate support within the University. You will also provide advice, guidance and training on supporting students with disabilities to Academic staff.  


An excellent communicator and qualified to degree level you will have experience of assessing and supporting people with a range of disabilities in tertiary education. You will be responsible for providing expert and professional advice on appropriate support. The ability to work flexibly and as part of a multi-disciplinary team is essential.  


Applicants with experience in supporting individuals who have specific learning difficulties are particularly encouraged.    


Employees of the University have access to a wide range of staff benefits including:

·         Annual leave of 34 days, plus 5 public holidays

·         Financial contribution to relocation

·         Membership of the USS Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions

·         A hybrid working environment, including partial homeworking where appropriate and a range of family friendly policies

·         Staff discount scheme for local and national goods and services

·         Free staff parking, employee Carshare and Cycle to Work Schemes and subsidised local bus travel

·         Subsidised sports membership, reduced tuition fees on degree programmes for staff/children of staff, access to library facilities, salary sacrifice scheme and a range of wellbeing initiatives  


Before an appointment can be confirmed, you will be subject to a clear PVG (Protected Adults) check, initiated by the University.  


Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Fiona Whelan, email: few3@st-andrews.ac.uk, Tel: 01334 462020.  


Applications are particularly welcome from people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in professional posts at the University.    


Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience.  We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter and Race Charters). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network.  Full details available online: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/


This post will/may be primarily based at Eden Court, St Andrews.


Closing Date: 26 November 2023                                         Interview Date: WB 18/12/2023  


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Further Particulars: AD8995NB FPs.doc



Student Services

Salary: £37,099 - £44,263 per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Disability Adviser – AD8995NB