- Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
- £29,619 - £34,308 per year pro rata
- Contract Type:
- Fixed Term
- Position Type:
- Part Time
- 7 hours per week
- Work From Home:
This position has expired.
This is a fixed-term opportunity until 17 April 2023
Glasgow Caledonian University - the University for the Common Good - is a vibrant, values-led, multi-cultural University with a global outlook, dedicated to delivering social innovation. Our organisational strategy is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and our globally recognised researchers advise governments, industry and international bodies. We’re ranked fifth in the world and first in the UK for promoting gender equality, 69th globally for social impact, and the top modern university in Scotland for research power. In 2020-21, we contributed £1.7 billion and more than 14,000 jobs across the globe.
GCU is committed to widening participation, delivering positive outcomes for our students, and we’re Scotland’s leading provider of Graduate Apprenticeships. With campuses in Glasgow, London and New York, we have transnational partnerships around the world, supporting more than 22,000 students. Guided by our inspirational Chancellor, Dr Annie Lennox OBE, and guided by our values – integrity, responsibility, creativity and confidence - we transform the lives of the people and communities we serve.
The Disability Team sits alongside the Counselling Team and Wellbeing Team, collectively forming Student Wellbeing Services. The Disability Team is renowned and respected for its inclusive approach to the support of disabled students, having received a commendation in the Herald Higher Education Awards in 2016, and becoming the very first university service in the UK to be accredited by the National Autistic Society in 2019. The team works to support the needs of individual disabled students and applicants, and to promote inclusive practice across the university.
Disability Mentors work alongside Disability Team colleagues, assisting in the on-going support and assessment of needs of an annually increasing number of students who are on the autism spectrum.
Disability Mentors work one-to-one with an assigned caseload of students, and assist their mentees to develop sustainable strategies and skills which help overcome barriers arising from aspects of their autistic profile, and which support independent learning and social integration.
The successful candidate will (as a minimum) be educated to degree level. They will have experience of working in mentoring (or similar) capacity, in support of disabled students in a higher education setting and will understand some of the additional challenges and barriers faced by autistic university students. They will be able to demonstrate the required inter-personal, communication and executive skills, as detailed in the Role Profile. They will have excellent problem-solving skills, be able to use their initiative, and seek advice/support from colleagues as appropriate.
The Disability Team is currently working to a hybrid model, and supporting disabled students to access blended learning (a mixture of online and in-person teaching). Our Disability Mentors engage with their mentees using a range of methods, including in-person support, video and audio calls, email and chat. All candidates should therefore have excellent IT skills and be confident working across a range of different platforms.
If you have any questions about this post you may contact Catriona Mowat, Disability Manager via email email@example.com
As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.
Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success.
The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.
As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.
The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.
Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant.
The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.
Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).
As this role involves Regulated work with Adults and/or Children the successful candidate will require PVG Scheme membership.