Student Advisor

University of Stirling - Student Hub - Assistive Technology

Post details

Fixed term: Maternity cover until December 2018.
Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 11 February 2018.

Interviews are expected to be held in mid February.

It is a requirement of this role that working hours are flexible to meet the demands of the business and may require staff to (a) work a rota operating 5 days over any 7 days (e.g. including weekends) and also (b) work out with “normal working hours” and include for example early morning and evening work as required to undertake duties such as being part of a pool of staff operating within the Student Hub, or for a Student Open Day or during the exam diet etc. Further some travel elsewhere in the UK e.g. to other campuses or conferences may occasionally be required. 

The Post

The post holder will form part of the Student Support Services team, which provides a range of professional advisory and support services to current and prospective students. They will report to the Head of Accessibility & Inclusion, who in return reports to the Head of Student Support Services.

They will fulfil a senior advisory and support role in collaboration with other staff from Student Support Services, to deliver an integrated and co-ordinated response to students undertaking all levels of study. Providing generalist support to students accessing the service via the Student Hub, they will have a specialist responsibility for providing advice and support to disabled students and applicants .


They will be responsible for progressing a variety of projects in support of the university’s strategy to support disabled students and applicants and they will play a key role in the development and implementation of an innovative and forward looking strategy to facilitate the delivery of an accessible and inclusive learning environment primarily through the provision of assistive technology. They will promote and drive the mainstream use of assistive technologies within the campus and network environment to promote flexible, modernised, inclusive and accessible learning and study opportunities. To do this they must develop productive collaborations with the Student Adviser and Assistant Student Adviser (Student Hub/Accessibility and Inclusion), Information Services and academic schools.

They will also oversee the strategy, and be responsible for the provision of assistive technology training for students, including innovative methods of delivery such as online and/or group training

Advisers are expected to be flexible in order to respond to the needs of the Student Support Services team, depending on changing student requirements and the priorities of the team at different points of the year.

Advisers provide professional and responsive services to students whose needs cannot be immediately addressed by a front-line Student Support Assistant, including:

  • Students who have complex needs or who require to access multiple service, are considering leaving the institution or taking or returning from a leave of absence, are distressed or at risk of personal or academic crisis.
  • Specifically, Advisers provide senior level support to front-line and specialist staff or advisers from a range of professional university services to provide a seamless, welcoming, responsive and efficient student-focused service.

For further information, including essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see www.stir.ac.uk/jobs

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