Assistant Disability Advisor

  • Full time
  • £29,614 – £33,309
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th August 2022

  • Advertised from 27th July 2022
  • 35 hour per week
  • 092148


The purpose of this role is to support the University in ensuring timely needs assessment and tailored provision for disabled students, providing access to appropriate resources and support to achieve their academic goals. The post holder will primarily provide high quality, formal, disability needs assessments to students, working closely with the university’s Disability Advisers and adhering to strict quality standards.

The Assistant Disability Adviser will be a member of the Disability Service, based within the Student & Academic Services Directorate and is expected to work closely with colleagues in the Disability Service and IT Services to ensure that tailored recommendations are made in line with individual needs. This will include conducting face to face and online assessment appointments, producing detailed assessment reports liaising with internal and external stakeholders and supporting applications for funding.

The Assistant Disability Adviser will support the work of the Disability Service in raising awareness of disability and inclusive practice in higher education, contributing to training and communications in collaboration with Disability Advisers.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

- Review of student’s medical evidence and registration information in advance of needs assessment.

- Conduct high quality needs assessment including review of student’s history and support needs, identification of appropriate support strategies, arranging demonstration and trial of equipment/software and ensuring clear communication and management of follow up actions.

- Write accurate and detailed needs assessment reports, tailored to the individual and their specific needs, providing rationale for recommended support strategies (in line with funding body guidance, where appropriate) and obtaining quotes as needed.

- To pursue continuous professional development, Keep abreast of new developments in relation to best practise, legislation, research, assessment, support and technology for people with disabilities

- Keep confidential case notes and accurate documentation, preserving the confidential nature of the work and adhering to relevant GDPR requirements.

- Respond to queries arising from Assessments and Reviews, including submission of revised or additional support recommendations and quotes

- Provide information and advice to prospective students with disabilities including SpLD on Open Days and Applicant Visit Days and to raise awareness of the remit of the Disability Service amongst students and staff, to encourage students with disabilities to register with the Disability Service.

- To liaise with internal and external stakeholders and funding bodies as required

- To work flexibly and collaboratively with colleagues to ensure effective service delivery.

Application notes

To find out more and to apply please visit our vacancies page and search for Vacancy Reference 092148

Closing Date: 10 August 2022